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We have some exciting news to share with you all!  Myla is 21 months old and I’m……….21 WEEKS PREGNANT!!!  We are overjoyed that our family will be expanding again as the new little addition to our family will be arriving in mid-December 

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I am so thankful that this pregnancy has been similar to my first with Myla as I haven’t experienced any nausea or morning sickness!  However, once again, I did feel extremely fatigued in the first trimester, but this time round was different since I couldn’t simply nap whenever I wanted to.  Chasing an active toddler around and trying to keep my energy levels up was challenging, but I napped whenever Myla napped.  That meant little time for blogging, crocheting, and designing, so thank you for sticking around even though there haven’t been too many new projects as of late!  Now you know why :P

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It’s so surreal that there is another little one growing inside of me, and that Myla will be a big sister!  I was re-reading the blog post announcing my first pregnancy HERE from two years ago, and it brought back so many memories.  When I look at Myla now and how much she’s grown, it reminds me to cherish each and every day since she is growing up so quickly.  Sometimes the days seem long, but as they say, the years are short, and they really do go by so quickly.  Ryan and I have learned so much since becoming parents, and we’ve been able to experience a joy unlike any other since Myla came into our lives.  She sees the world with such wonder, and we love hearing her laugh and seeing her eyes widen with excitement with every new experience.  To think that we will have another special little one to share our lives with brings us to tears, and we thank God each and every day for our blessings!

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We know that our lives are going to change drastically again in a couple of months as we navigate life with a toddler AND a newborn….and adjust to the lack of sleep again!  Thankfully, I’ve had more energy recently and I’ve been having a blast designing some fall/winter crochet projects.  I also want to crochet some items for Baby #2, so feel free to send me cute baby projects that you’ve come across :)  It feels good to pick up my crochet hook again!  Thank you for supporting and loving our family so much, and we appreciate your prayers for us and this pregnancy!  

This is baby Myla’s official birth announcement!  Thank you SO MUCH for all the congratulations, warm wishes and love that poured in from all around the world for my last blog post!  Reading all your messages is always so encouraging, especially during my recovery and when things seem challenging, and we are a very blessed family to have you all supporting us!  For those who are interested, “Myla" means "merciful" (and also "My Little Angel :D) and “Brielle" means "God is my strength”!
We had an interesting time trying to balance Myla atop these books, but rest assured that I was just off the frame waiting to catch her if she toppled over!  Doesn’t she look so peaceful sleeping?  And yes, that is a crocheted diaper cover that I made for her!  The free pattern for it can be found HERE.  This diaper cover is actually part of a special animal set that I made for Myla: the set includes a hat and a pom pom tail to add to the diaper cover.  Can anyone guess what animal it could be?  I will be blogging about it in the future!

This is baby Myla’s official birth announcement!  Thank you SO MUCH for all the congratulations, warm wishes and love that poured in from all around the world for my last blog post!  Reading all your messages is always so encouraging, especially during my recovery and when things seem challenging, and we are a very blessed family to have you all supporting us!  For those who are interested, “Myla" means "merciful" (and also "My Little Angel :D) and “Brielle" means "God is my strength”!

We had an interesting time trying to balance Myla atop these books, but rest assured that I was just off the frame waiting to catch her if she toppled over!  Doesn’t she look so peaceful sleeping?  And yes, that is a crocheted diaper cover that I made for her!  The free pattern for it can be found HERE.  This diaper cover is actually part of a special animal set that I made for Myla: the set includes a hat and a pom pom tail to add to the diaper cover.  Can anyone guess what animal it could be?  I will be blogging about it in the future!

Our Work in Progress

Ryan and I have a very exciting work in progress to announce!

We are expecting a new addition to our family!  I am 23 weeks pregnant with only 17 weeks to go! 

Psalm 139:13 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb”.  Ryan and I feel incredibly blessed that we have been given the opportunity to be parents and we have been thanking God each and every day.  It is so surreal knowing that there is a little life growing inside of me, and we cannot wait to meet our baby!

I have had a very good pregnancy so far as I have not had any of the morning sickness or nausea commonly experienced in the first trimester.  I just felt very fatigued, which also explains why we haven’t come up with many original patterns or designs in recent months.  Thank you for your patience and continued support.  We are currently working on a new original project and needless to say, I am SUPER EXCITED to crochet baby-related items such as blankets, shoes and hats!  I’ve already picked out which patterns I would like to use and I will blog about them along the way :)  If you have any cute baby crochet patterns that you recommend, please send them my way!

Thus, our recent trip to Tokyo was actually a “babymoon”, or last vacation before baby comes since I am in my second trimester (the big baby bump and fatigue associated with the third trimester would make it difficult to travel)!  We had a wonderful time, and I cannot wait to share our photos and experiences with you in the future. 

And in case anyone is curious, I purchased this super cute “Work in Progress" pregnancy shirt on-line from the Ravelry store here, and it is very comfortable and stretchy.  This would make a great gift for expecting moms who are crocheters or knitters (I knew I had to buy it as soon as I saw it!  I purchased it in a “small” size).  The countdown blocks in the above photos were gifted to us.  It’s been amazing seeing the changes my body has been going through and feeling the baby kick recently.  My baby bump has grown quite a bit over the past few weeks, and we are excited for the weeks to come as our baby is due in mid-October!  We know there are many changes in store for us, and we are so excited to have you all along this journey with us!  Thank you for all the love and support you have shown to Ryan and I :)

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