a little note to say hello!

Hello, everyone! These past few weeks have been full to the brim; last-minute dates for SH and I, socializing with friends, and trying not to focus too much on when Miss Blueberry will appear. Her “official” due date is just days away, but she seems intent at this point on staying past and enjoying her last days of peace and quiet. lol. I go between moments of frenetic energy cleaning the house and trying to get things set up and prepped for the baby, and wanting nothing more than to lay on the sofa and nap (or watch season 1 episodes of my newest BBC drama addiction: Call the Midwife). Exciting times, I tell you! lol.

[ Random snapshots from my Instagram (username: elegantmusings) over the past few weeks. Look at that belly! ]

I am so excited spring is (finally!) officially here! Last winter was such an opposite of this: warmer than usual and far less dreary days. I do not do well with dreary, cold weather. We’ve had a few teaser days of unbelievably warm and sunny weather (in which I remember why living near the coastline is so fun!), and I can’t wait for it to truly warm up so we can start spending more time outside as a family (without me turning into an icicle!). Of course, today is characteristically cold and dreary. But I’ve been seeing early spring flowers popping up in front yards and the songbirds have been singing from morning until late in the evening, so my favorite season is truly just around the corner!

Lastly, I just wanted to let those know–who haven’t heard–that Google Reader will be shutting down as of July. I am really quite sad that my favorite feed reader is going away, since it’s the one I’ve used the longest and felt worked best for me with how I read blogs. It also seems to be the one that most of you, my dear readers, use as well. I went ahead and switched all my feeds over to Bloglovin’, so I don’t forget in the impending haze of new motherhood. But at least you have a few months to test out and decide on a new blog reader. There was a great comparison of three of the most popular readers on The Crafty Cupboard, for those still not sure which reader to make the switch to. Of course, if you’d like to follow Elegant Musings on Bloglovin’, you can find it here.

This will be my final post for the next month or so. I am really hoping Miss Blueberry comes sooner rather than later, and I have been ordered by SH to start taking it easy. hehe. While I will be on a short maternity break from blogging, I’ll be back by late April or the very start of May at the latest with new and exciting things! Thank you all so much for your encouragement and sweet words throughout this pregnancy; it’s been so fun to be able to share little peeks into it with you!

March 20, 2013 · 51 lovely thoughts
posted in baby diary,life ·

Murielle March 20, 2013 at 06:12

Wishing you an easy delivery, a beautiful, healthy blueberry and wonderful times as a new mom with your family.

Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back.


Renee March 20, 2013 at 06:15

You look great and I know you are so excited. Yes, you should take it easy. The same thing I try to tell my daughter your body gets tired because you should be getting some rest now :)

My daughter is due April 6. It is so exciting for us. We’ve been busy helping with a baby shower and buying all sorts of things.

Take care Casey, so excited for you. Will be looking forward to hearing about your sweet little one.


Cristina March 20, 2013 at 06:17

Have a beautiful rest of your pregnancy! Good luck to you and your family. ♥


Sarah (aka OldeSarah) March 20, 2013 at 06:29

Dear Casey,
I hope you will enjoy every second you get to spend with your Blueberry!
And with SH and all your other loved ones of course!
I hope the delivery goes well, swift, and easily (can you tell I never had a baby :p?)!

You are the first blogger I ever read, and it feels somewhat like the end of an era. Not that that is a bad thing, just an end. Which often means a (new) beginning as well!

Wishing you all the best, and hope to hear from you when you are good and ready!
I must admit, I am very curious to see your little Blueberry and what her real name will be, if you decide to share that information!

Lots of love!
(aka OldeSarah)


maddie March 20, 2013 at 07:07

I hope Miss Blueberry makes an appearance soon! I am so excited for spring too. This winter has been particularly long, hasn’t it?


Janice Bear March 20, 2013 at 07:08

Casey, you are one of those women who make pregnancy look so good! Good for you, planning to take maternity leave while you adjust and enjoy. It has been such an honor sharing this time with you.
I think I can speak for us all when I say we can’t wait to have you back again! Also, will you pretty please just drop us a line to let us know that Miss Blueberry has arrived, and that mama and baby are both safe and well?



Carlee March 20, 2013 at 07:22

I hope you have a safe and happy delivery!


Helen March 20, 2013 at 07:25

Good luck! Hope it all goes well and I look forward to seeing some photos of little Miss Blueberry when you are ready (and if you are sharing!). x


Ruth March 20, 2013 at 07:36

I am due in 3,5 weeks! But in my condition our baby boy might come out a little sooner. I hope your delivery goes well and its been fun reading someone elses blog whos also pregnant! I have already taken lots of maternity wear tips from you – you always look so elegant! ;) Mind you, my belly is so much smaller than yours, it never got “really” big for some reason although the babys not smaller than average!
Best wishes to you both and I hope we get to see pictures of your precious daughter later on :)


Sewing Sveta March 20, 2013 at 07:42

Wish you easy delivery!


Olivia March 20, 2013 at 07:53

Praying your delivery goes well!


Molly March 20, 2013 at 08:08

Sending good wishes to you as you finish this journey into motherhood. I am so happy for you and SH and I’m looking forward to hearing that Miss Blueberry is here. May your delivery be everything you want it to be.


Michelle @ needle and nest March 20, 2013 at 08:19

Wishing you a speedy and safe delivery, Casey. Enjoy your babymoon – I’ll be hear reading when you get back. :)


Rochelle New March 20, 2013 at 08:22

Happy Spring to you, Dear!! I hope the little miss arrives safely and without a fuss. Take care of yourself and enjoy your time with family! xo


Jen March 20, 2013 at 08:24

Casey, I wish you a speedy and uneventful delivery; to Miss Blueberry a joyous welcome into the world; and to SH, all the strength and calm he can muster. I wish all of you health and I’ll be sending my good thoughts and prayers to you during this exciting time! Please stay in touch when you can. xoxo


Rachel March 20, 2013 at 08:35

I hear you on the weather thing. I was feeling most down this morning when I realised the rest of the week here in VA was going to continue cooler weather and that there might even be SNOW at the weekend. I’ll believe that when I see it though ;)
Here’s hoping miss Blueberry comes soon!


Tilly March 20, 2013 at 09:08

Aw Casey… you look so fabulous with that gorgeous bump! And to think it will turn into an ickle baba soon… Wishing you well for the final days and the big reveal! xxx


Jenny-Rose March 20, 2013 at 09:22

Yay – Casey to the rescue! I’ve been wondering what to do since I saw the Google Reader announcement (so not happy with Google right now!) but haven’t had time to research it. Thanks so much for the links – incredibly helpful!

And good luck with the waiting! :>


Joen March 20, 2013 at 09:26

Here’s wishing you a happy healthy little Miss Blueberry. I look forward to your return to blogging. P.S. I switched over to bloglovin too so as to not miss any of my favorite blogs!


zilredloh March 20, 2013 at 09:32

Thanks for the update Casey. I’ve been wondering and hoping all was well since we haven’t heard from you in a bit.

Wishing you the best in your new endeavor with the blueberry and your hubby. Sending you some pre-Cheers & love!!


Sara March 20, 2013 at 09:58

Good Luck Casey! All the best to you and much happiness in the coming weeks. You will love being a mommy!


Tasha March 20, 2013 at 10:24

I’ve been glad to see your occasional Instagram shots and took it as a sign that Miss Blueberry is still in the nest. lol Good luck on your final days before she arrives, and then once she does!!! All the best to you and SH!


Lisette March 20, 2013 at 12:16

I hope she comes out safely and healthy and same goes for you!


Kelly March 20, 2013 at 12:34

Aw, you look great! Good luck with everything coming up :) I wish you all the happiness in the world!


Dominique March 20, 2013 at 12:57

Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy! Thank you so much taking time out of your busy schedule to blog these last few months, and I pray you have a smooth delivery with miss Blueberry! I have loved reading your post these last 9 months, have fun on your time off with your family of THREE! Enjoy being a new mother! Best wishes, and will look forward to your return to the blog world!:-) <3


Vintage Sweetie March 20, 2013 at 13:20

Best of luck with everything! I look forward to hearing about Miss Blueberry’s arrival!


Deanna March 20, 2013 at 15:19

So glad to see you! I was hoping everything was ok. You look so cute, and Maverick looks pretty comfy on the baby’s blankie. I have been reading your blog on and off (off was mostly when I had computer issues :-) )for several years now, and I’m so happy for you. I hope Miss Blueberry’s appearance goes as smoothly as it can. Congratulations to you and enjoy your new family!


Gabreial W. March 20, 2013 at 16:12


You are absolutely adorable and look amazing. You will be such a great mom. With your attention to details, surely you’ll make any little girl feel completely spoiled. I finally got my little girl, she’ll be 9 months soon. Time flies! Be sure to savor every moment, the interweb will come and go, but those memories are the ones that last a lifetime. Enjoy and I wish you a smooth delivery. xoxo Gabreial


Rachel March 20, 2013 at 16:23

Best of luck with your new arrival – I hope everything goes smoothly x


liza jane March 20, 2013 at 16:31

Best of luck! Hope everything goes smoothly for you. I am two weeks away from my due date as well.


lientje March 20, 2013 at 17:07

Good luck Casey! I hope your baby will be there soon and as a young mom I know you’re really going to enjoy the arrival of Miss Blueberry :-) So take it easy and enjoy those first weeks because they’re special!


Lucy March 20, 2013 at 17:13

Are you sure Call the Midwife is the best thing to be watching right now? It seems a little like watching Titanic right before going on a cruise, lol. But hey, it’s an AMAZING series! I’m just thankful that things have moved on a bit since then…

Good luck, hope Maverick doesn’t get too jealous ;-)


Bec Stitches March 20, 2013 at 18:21

Wow look at that tummy:) So soon now..
Good luck!


sarah March 20, 2013 at 18:27

Good luck Casey!! I Hope everything goes well for you, miss Blueberry will be here before you know it!!


Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns March 20, 2013 at 20:28

Good job, Casey! You’ve made it! I will be praying for an easy delivery and healthy baby! Take good care of yourself. :)


Shelly March 20, 2013 at 21:34

I know those last few days can be such a drag but the end is near. I wish you well when the time comes for miss Blueberry to make an appearance and you have an easy time of it. Rest up now as it will be all over too soon and you will begin to wonder what rest is. lol :) Take care and enjoy your little family.


Jana March 20, 2013 at 22:36

Thanks for taking the time to post–I keep checking back here periodically to see if Miss Blueberry had arrived yet! You look fabulous, just so wonderful as always. Blessings to you all in the coming weeks, and when you have a tiny free moment sometime after all the initial wonderful hullaballoo has quieted down a bit, please give us an update on how mama, papa, and sweet babe are doing!


Claire (aka Seemane) March 20, 2013 at 23:51

Glad you and SH are keeping well Casey, wishing you all the best for Little Blueberry’s arrival :) !!


Galatina March 21, 2013 at 01:45

Take care. Casey. Looking forward to hearing all about your new arrival soon. Not far behind you so will definitely be watching out!


Kate K. March 21, 2013 at 02:18

I too watched Call the Midwife (and read the trilogy) in the days before my daughter was born (Nov 1st). I had to keep telling myself that healthcare has improved since then, as it scared me a bit, although at the same time it was comforting thinking of women going through the same thing. Good luck to you all! I hope you have wonderful memories of your delivery.


Philippa March 21, 2013 at 04:07

Very best wishes for an easy birth and those transition days of early motherhood. Put your feet up and enjoy your rest, it will be so exciting to hear your news when you are ready!


Nisse March 21, 2013 at 09:49

Dear Casey,

I hope you have an easy delivery and that you’ll soon be a family of three!
Of course we understand that you’ll need some time off after the arrival of miss blueberry.
Enjoy your time as a new mom!


Tia Dia March 21, 2013 at 12:46

A safe and simple delivery for you and baby Blueberry! And lots of quiet and rest, patience and love as you all adjust to your new life together.


ethel March 23, 2013 at 22:51

I’m also addicted to Call the midwife, I’m watching season 2 now and it’s a shame it’s so short. I wish you a safe and quick delivery!!!


Sandi March 25, 2013 at 18:34

Hi Casey! So glad you could drop a little note to your faithful fans out here in internet land! I was hoping little blueberry was already here!! Enjoy your precious days of new motherhood, blink and you will miss it! Your fans will patiently wait for ya!!!!


Michelle March 26, 2013 at 09:21

Hi Casey. I hope that you have a safe delivery. Take all the time needed to share this special time with your lovely family. I hope that when you have a chance you can share a picture of Miss Blueberry with us. Will wait patiently until one day you can blog again. ^_^


Marjorie March 26, 2013 at 13:11

Oh I’m so happy for you! Wishing you and your new family a beautiful birth-day!


alli March 27, 2013 at 06:21

Sending you LOTS of love and hugs Casey. Enjoy bonding with your new little lady xxoo


Jessica Cangiano March 27, 2013 at 10:49

What an incredibly exciting, joyful, awesome time in you and your husband’s (and of course, little Blueberry’s, too) lives. I’m so happy for all of you and hope with all my heart that everything goes as smooth and wonderfully as can possibly be for you over the coming weeks.

Rest tons, have fun, and enjoy every last moment of this amazing experience.

♥ Jessica


Sue March 29, 2013 at 19:45

Can’t wait to see pictures of your baby!! Thanks for the update! I have been praying for y’all!


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