Friday, February 20, 2009


Well I thought I would update everyone on how I am doing. I haven't blogged in a while and I thought I would say why. I have had a really hard couple of weeks. About 2 weeks ago I noticed some dark bleeding that was fairly light and only lasted about 2 days. I called the doctor and they said they weren't too concerned and I didn't need to come in. Well about a week ago I started having heavy bright red bleeding. I don't have any cramps along with it but I was still freaking out sure that I was having a miscarriage. I called the dr. and they brought me in and did an ultrasound. They were able to find the baby's heartbeat and said it was strong. They saw all the blood in the ultrasound but didn't know what had caused it. They said that the baby's sac looked secure though. I was relieved but still so nervous and almost didn't want to get my hopes up. When I first found out I was pregnant I was telling everyone so excited, but now I am so afraid of miscarrying that I don't tell anyone anymore. This pregnancy has been really rough on me lately too. I am always SO tired. I go to bed at 9:00 and still don't feel refreshed. I also just always feel so weak and fragile. I also almost passed out twice this week. I started getting really hot and everything got really blurry until I sat down and let it pass. I don't have nausea per say, but I always have an "unsettled" feeling to my stomach. I don't even know how to describe it. Food doesn't taste as good to me anymore, even though I am always hungry. I took today off from work...well actually Justin made me since this has been such a rough week for me. I really needed it to rest. I slept a lot but I still just feel so weak. Anyways, I know this is a really negative post, but I felt like I needed to vent. I am so grateful to be pregnant and mainly just concerned that this baby will be ok. I am just ready to get past the first trimester so that my risks of miscarriage will go down.

Goodbye for now.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Our Honeymoon

Here are some pictures of our Honeymoon to Costa Rica. Enjoy.
Sunset at the Beach outside our Hotel

Getting Read to go on the Canopy Zipline Tour

Justin at the Hot Springs...He will kill me for posting this pic!

The View of the Arenal Volcano from our Hotel

A poisonous Costa Rican snake getting ready to attack Justin while he tries to take a picture of it. Tip...don't go walking on the beach at night in Costa Rica without a flashlight!

May is the rainy season in Costa Rica. We stayed half of our trip in the rainforest and the other half on the beach. After a 3-4 hour drive, we realized that we forgot our passports in the hotel safe and had to go back to the rainforest hotel. This is what we came to and couldn't get to our hotel!

How it all began...

So since I am new to this whole blogging thing, Justin is having to help me out a bit. I even checked out "Blogging for Dummies" from the Library. Haha! Let me tell you, it has been pretty confusing so far! Anyways, I thought I would share some pics from our wedding and engagement for you all. Even though most people don't know this blog even exists yet. (Until I am positive about the whole pregnancy thing)

So Justin and I had a pretty quick engagement. We met at the Singles Branch in Charlotte and were part of the same group of friends. When Justin finally got around to asking me on a date it was back in October of 2006. We talked about getting married two weeks after we first started dating. It helped being friends first, b/c we already knew a lot about each other.

We got married on Friday May 18th 2007 at the Washington D.C. temple. We then drove back to Charlotte and had our reception at the Ballantyne Country Club on the 19th. And then it was off to Costa Rica for the honeymoon on Sunday! A very busy weekend let me tell you! So here is a little peek at our special day!

Our Engagement Photo

The D.C. Temple

Standing in Front of the Temple Doors

Both Families United

First Dance

Cutting the Cake

Justin's Groom's Cake

Breaking it Down on the Dance Floor

The End!

Just one we took for Fun in DT Charlotte!

There were Two Lines!

So I am pretty sure that I am pregnant. I always said that I did not want to blog until I had something to blog about...aka...a baby. So Justin and I planned to start trying to get pregnant at the start of 2009 when our new insurance kicked in. Well I thought I was pregnant...but I thought it was maybe just wishful thinking, so I took a test last week (1/28/09) and it said that I was pregnant! Wahoo! I took it in my work bathroom and started shaking. I couldn't even celebrate with anyone! I tried to tell everyone that I was going to get pregnant the first month but no one believed me. Well here is the proof! ha!

So I have my first doctor's appt. scheduled for February 5th! So wish me luck! I am so nervous and just praying that everything goes smoothly!