Saturday, September 18, 2010

Why I started blogging, and where I have been...

As some of you may have noticed... I have not posted anything since June. Restless Risa has been in need of much rest! I am expecting, and in my second trimester, and some of my energy has finally returned. I also wanted to devote most of my time to the kids this summer, and not spend as much time working on the blog. So, I am now getting back to things, and have a bunch of different projects going at once.

Things are a little slower for me right now, because of my energy level, and the fact that I have sciatica when I am expecting. I am not complaining though. I happily accept what pregnancy brings as long as I get a healthy living baby at the end. Last August 2009, I delivered a sweet baby girl who was not living at the time of her birth. We named her Molly Claire. I still think about and miss her every day. This was and is a defining moment in my life. Being pregnant this time around has given me a new appreciation for the miracle growing inside of me. I have been very anxious with every Dr. visit, and really wanted to take it easy.

These are a few pics of our time with Molly:

Molly Claire's tiny hand next to my thumb.

Burial Day

The experience of delivering Molly and saying goodbye, was a big part of the reason I started my craft blog in the first place.I had empty hands and a broken heart. With no baby to hold, I knew I needed something to do to keep from going crazy and being consumed by sadness. I started doing project after project last fall. I figured I may as well share some of what I do with others, and started my crafty blog last spring. This blog was just what I needed, and really helped me through. Funny a blog can do that! Well, now I am hooked :) The future is looking great. I can't wait!

I have many projects in the works. Here is a list:

Master Bedroom
Laundry Room
The Nursery
Mud Room
Odds and ends fix ups and re-purposing
Lots of Halloween fun! (Love Halloween!)

I haven't posted anything yet, as nothing is finished. Maybe I will just show my progress.

Anyway, I am excited to get back to my blog. I have missed it, and all of you!!!

Thanks for stopping in. I hope you have a happy and creative day!




Brooke said...

YEA! I need some Halloween ideas. I LOVE Halloween too, not the gross scary Halloween, but the fun stuff.
Congratulations on the baby... your work with Studio 5... and welcome back to the blog world, we have missed you!!!

Unknown said...

I am glad to see your blogging again. I know what you mean about appreciating the miracle of pregnancy (no matter how big and lame it is). We lost one between Logan and Bryce. It has made Bryce that much dearer to me.

I can't wait to see more of your finished projects.

kiala said...

Hugs and tons of luck for you and the baby! Good that you know your priorities. I'll wait and return :)

Candy McCall said...

loves to you! You are an amazing woman. Here's to the future and many wonderful things in store.

Candy McCall said...

loves to you! You are an amazing woman. Here's to the future and many wonderful things in store.

ER said...

I really appriciate you sharing your story of Molly. I am going through something similar but not as far along. I am only 12 weeks, but have been having ultrasounds every week, watching my babies heart beat slow a little bit every week. I have had miscarriages before, but none this involved. It is very heartbreaking, and I don't know what to do with myself. I love crafting and you have given me some fun projects to think about! Thank You!!

Mel said...

Risa...Hi it's Mel...I don't know if you remember me, but I was your roommate at Snow - Gordon house. How are you. I was so excited to see you on KSL this mornning. You look great. I couldn't help but jump online and check out your blog. I've skimmed through & just wanted to tell you hello. You are still just as amazing as I remember. I am now a follower!

April said...

Risa I saw you on studio 5 today and first of all you looked amazing and did a Greta job! Love the Halloween count down.
And second I am so sorry for your loss of Molly. I too experienced a loss of my own almost two years ago. I delivered my Harrison stillborn at 21 wkd pregnant. It was the hardest thing I've ever done. I too miss him everyday and think about him often. I just had a new baby in may another little boy and it was a night and day difference to my pregnancy with Harry. I love my new baby Finn but it's also filled with such mixed emotions. Good Lu k with your pregnancy and I hope all goes well this time around. I have a blog for Harry and my family you are more than welcome to stop by. It helped me heal so much. and

Megs said...

Thank you for sharing that with me. I knew something of what happened. I am sorry that you lost your sweet Molly. I think you are an amazing woman. I see all that you do and your strength is inspiring. Thanks for sharing your creative brain with us as well. I sure do love your ideas.

BreeAnn said...

Risa- My mother in law told me to check out your blog after she saw your Halloween Advent Calendar on Studio 5! I love Halloween as well and think I am going to make a calendar like yours to be ready for next year!
I also wanted to mention that I lost my first baby July 10, 2007 I was 23 weeks along and he lived for 1 hour. He was 1 pound and 11 inches and perfect in every way. I had an infection in my membranes that caused me to go into an early labor and there was nothing that could be done.
I too, started my personal blog after that loss, it helped to cope with things. even though I don't know you I was touched by your story and I am so happy for you that you are pregnant! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I checked out your blog today to make the darling Halloween calendar. We are also about to do the girlfriend party. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I love all of them! I scrolled down to see Molly's sweet little hand and my heart leaped out of my chest. I also delivered a stillborn son, Grayson, at 24 weeks. One of the most difficult yet spiritual experiences of our lives. I loved watching you before, but now feel such a bond through a shared experience. Thanks for sharing. I wish you all the best with your pregnancy. We also have had another child. It was healing on some level for us, and our sweet angel baby will never be forgoten. Wishing you and your family all the best!

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