Cassie On Being A Wife And A New Mom ‘I Was NOT Down With The Idea Of Being A Pregnant Bride’
Cassie is living her best life and opening up about all things married life, her music, and getting ready to be a new mom.
The singer tied the knot with her boyfriend, Alex Fine, earlier this month, shortly after announcing that they’re expecting a baby girl together.
In an interview with “Hatch Collection,” Cassie, who is due at the beginning of December opened up about the realities of giving birth for the first time.
“I am feeling great, but I’m a little scared of labor. I keep reminding myself that our bodies are meant to do this, and in the grand scheme of things, it will be over in a blink of an eye. In general, I keep hearing that parenthood goes by fast, so I’m trying to make every effort to enjoy each moment and all the stages, no matter how uncomfortable.”
She said she plans to tell her daughter to go after her dreams, especially if that means breaking barriers.
“In today’s world, it’s so easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing; so I want her to grow-up to feel confident in who she is and stay her course. I hope to help guide her in this by always being supportive and listening. Kids say what is on their minds; sometimes, it just may not be directly. I think that it’s our job, as parents, to tune in and pay attention to what they’re thinking and how they feel.
My husband is continuously saying that he wants her to play sports and be tough and I, of course, want her to take ballet (ha!), but at the end of the day, she’s going to be whomever she wants to be, and we need to encourage and support that. I mean, who knows, maybe she’ll be a football-playing ballerina!”
Of course, she swooned over Fine and gushed about their big day.
“It’s crazy; I LOVE it! Leading up to the day, we were both nervous and had jitters because of the stress around planning, not the marriage itself. As soon as I saw him waiting for me down the aisle, all my nervousness melted away. It feels as if it was always meant to be.”
As for being a pregnant bride, she confessed there were difficulties, but she made it through!
“At first, I was NOT down with the idea of being a pregnant bride! I dreamed of having champagne and dancing at our wedding! However, once I weighed the amount of time we would have to wait (hello, birth, and breastfeeding), I realized what I cared about was being his wife and our family, not about whether I was pregnant or not at our wedding. In the end, we had a beautiful intimate ceremony on a bluff overlooking Malibu during sunset. Everything was perfect.
I’m still getting used to saying “husband!” It’s so fun and solidifies everything. We also have a 1-year-old, 110 pound Rottweiler named Waffles, who is entirely part of the family. Legit, we’re a little crew with the whole set-up.”
While many fans were surprised when Cassie announced her pregnancy, she said they weren’t not trying to have a child.
“It wasn’t ‘planned,’ it also wasn’t unplanned. We were open to having kids and had just started to explore the idea when I got pregnant. It was my husband (still getting used to saying this!) that noticed I hadn’t had my period in a while. When he said something to me, I was like, ‘Who pays attention to that?!’ Apparently, he does. So, I took a test, and it was positive! We were both over the moon!”
She also said that she’s suffered anxiety in the past, but has been completely “zen” during her pregnancy.
“I always assumed that becoming a mom was going to be this stressful, scary thing, but I haven’t felt that way in the slightest. Instead, I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity to be her mom. I am very much looking forward to having a girl. I would have loved a boy as well, but it feels so special to have a little girl.”
Pregnancy has also changed her cravings!
“Before pregnancy, I wasn’t a “sweets” person. I would never order dessert, and I didn’t ever crave candy, but now I can’t get enough of both! I can have sweets all day from morning till night. I try to have fruit as often as possible, but sometimes it’s tough to resist the bad-for-you sugar.
While I’ve always been thoughtful about what I’m eating, now I’m extra tuned-in knowing that whatever I eat, she’s eating too. Overall, I have turned it up on the veggies and fruit, plus I make sure to get protein throughout the day. I’ve found that having smaller meals more frequently versus larger meals is ideal, and I’ve tried to cut down on sodium — perhaps only to be replaced by sugar — as it makes me less puffy. Lastly, I’ve been drinking raspberry leaf tea religiously. From what I’ve heard, it’s supposed to help with labor and healing post-birth.”
She also added that she embraced healthier eating habits
And having a baby hasn’t slowed her down in the least. She said she still tries to work out when she can, and plans on taking a post-baby bootcamp after she delivers. She also just launched her own record label.
“I just started my label Ventura Music this summer! Currently, it’s just me on the label so that I could get my music out into the world. You never know what could happen though, maybe I’ll bring other people onto the label in the future. For now, I’ve enjoyed the experience of learning what it takes to release my music independently. I love the freedom in it.”
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