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We're moving! And life at 26 weeks

The last few weeks have felt like a flurry of activity, in actuality with my calendar, but also mentally and emotionally. I think it's normal to feel that way in the midst of big life changes, right? As of today, it's 93 days until my due date, which makes this all seem more and more real. Here are some little tidbits of life lately: Tuesday trips to Houndstooth Coffee while he has his work meetingsewing baby blankets in two sweet prints walks with friends, even when all of us are sick apart from me! Fresh air and sunshine and conversation is excellent (free) medicine dropping Nicholas off at the airport and FaceTiming him. It brought me back to those years of long-distance dating that were so fun/hard and feel like a lifetime ago smoothie shop bathrooms with sweet reminders and bright yellow walls sorting and washing baby clothes that we've received as generous gifts baby knitting on a sweater and a pair of socks, here and there planning for baby showers and finalizing baby registry items vacuuming and cleaning out both our cars buying nightstands that are the proper height for our bed texting back and forth with my parents as they get snowfall upon snowfall trying to remember what it's like being outside in 85 degrees (that's what it was in Austin last weekend) visits to Picnik for lunch and breakfast (separate days ;) for butter coffee and conversation more walks outside in 60-something temperatures, waiting with my friend Jessica for her baby #2! For those interested, here are the latest Baby DeVries news:On Wednesday, I'll be 27 weeks! We had an OB appointment last week and baby boy is growing well and he has a healthy heartbeat...

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Yeva shawl, finished

At the beginning of 2018, I made a list of creative goals for the year. Now that it is the beginning of March, it's nice to see that I've made some progress, so to speak. That said, my January list of projects can certainly change, based on my mood or how much time I have. However, I've found that making a list allows me to take stock of what supplies I have on hand and what projects they might be well-suited to...

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February self-care

It's that time of the year when typically, as a born-and-raised Northerner, I'd be yearning for spring. That yearning isn't quite so pronounced here in Austin, but nonetheless, February is a month of almosts. Winter is almost over, spring is almost here, etc. And so it has been timely for me to indulge in a few self-care practices (and treats) while we're living in the almosts...

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Creativity check & finished knits, late February 2019

KnittingFinishedI have been knitting a decent amount lately, mostly in a rush to finish up a few things so I can dive headfirst into baby knitting and a few other projects I'd like to have completed for me before he arrives (more on that below). Just when it felt like I had far too many projects on my needles at once, I finished two projects back-to-back: a pair of socks and a hat.Ryg hatThis was an interesting knitting experience, that's for sure. The yarn was difficult to read when I knit with it, but after an inch or so, I began to get the hang of it...

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After the waiting, & thoughts at nearly 22 weeks

Last week, we had our anatomy scan for the baby and found out that baby DeVries is a healthy baby boy! Nicholas is an older brother and I have an older brother, so it seems fitting that we would have a little boy as our first. My mom texted me and said something to the effect of it's a family tradition! And though of course we would've been thrilled either way, Nicholas is over-the-moon excited to have a little buddy. Baby boy was also measuring a bit big, as we suspected may be the case from the beginning, so my doctor bumped up my due date by five days to June nineteenth, putting me at twenty-two weeks tomorrow. As if this pregnancy didn't already seem to be flying by, there went a full week that didn't really happen...

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