Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Party Prep and Nesting

I have been quite absent lately, and I would normally blame it on being busy, but that's not entirely true.  I have had plenty of down time when I could have been blogging, but instead I've been intentionally "lazy."  I've been reveling in naps and keeping up with housework and resting as much as possible.  I've been tired, sick, and feeling a huge urge to "nest."  And you know what that usually means...

Yes, we have another baby on the way!!!  Baby Riggs #3 will be making his or her debut right around Easter (early/mid April).  I am just over ten weeks pregnant right now with one healthy baby (it's amazing how the thought of twins grows more scary as you have more kids), and I am sicker with this pregnancy than I think I have ever been with the others.  I started throwing up five weeks ago, and I'm sick for about 6 - 10 hours every day.  Emotional, stressed, and sick is not a pretty combination.  So, I've been laying low and trying not to subject too many people to my tears or vomiting.  Instead, I've been doing things that are more productive.

I usually feel my best in the mornings.  I have never once had real "morning sickness," but with each pregnancy I have been sick in the afternoons or evenings.  (With this baby, I'm sick in the afternoon and evening.)

During my productive morning times, I try to do things that will help our family later in the day.  I have been making a lot of soups and foods that can be frozen because the last thing I want to do at 4:00 in the afternoon is cook.

I've also been busy getting ready for Cora's second birthday party.  It is coming up this Saturday (her real birthday is the following Saturday, October 1st), and we are just having her three boyfriends over for a color-themed party.  (I was calling it a rainbow party, but that has all kinds of crazy connotations on the internet, so now it's just "Cora's Color Party.")

I have made a gorgeous balloon wreath that I can now use for everyone's birthday...

... and I have been busy dying rice that the tots can use to make pictures and play with using cups and shovels and other stuff:

(This is just a sampling of the colors... I made more.)

The party is scheduled for 10 AM, so I should be at my best to enjoy watching the kiddos play.  I'm looking forward to Saturday, partly because I can't wait to celebrate my girl, and partly because it puts me one day closer to being done with this sickness.  Four weeks to go until I should feel good again!


  1. Congrats! that's great! I had morning noon and night sickness with both of mine- so I feel your pain- and pray it is over soon:)


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