Nov 19, 2009


We don't want to lose everybody after changing our blog to private. Make sure you make note of our new blog address: so we can stay in touch with everyone! :) If you still have not sent me your e-mail address, get it to me so I can send you an invite to the new blog!

Sep 21, 2009

We've gone private

We've moved our blog...
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Sorry for the inconvenience, but due to increasing privacy issues that are arising, we don't want everybody reading about us. Please leave a comment and we will invite you to be a reader of our blog!

Sep 9, 2009

Going Private

BJ and I have decided to make our blog private so if you are interested in viewing our blog please write a comment with your name and e-mail and we will send you an invite!

Aug 31, 2009

Its a.........

BJ and I went for our 16 week doctor's appointment today to find out if we were having a baby girl or baby boy in february. Whenever I told people that I was only 15 1/2 weeks along and we were finding out the gender...they were totally shocked to say the least. I just kept saying, "ya they can find out a lot earlier these days." But I was starting to feel a little nervous, thinking maybe I am confused...maybe he just wanted us to come in and we weren't having an ultrasound today. But sure enough, we did the ultrasound and the doctor pointed out everything and took pictures and said " I am 95% sure it is going to be a GIRL! I would be really really surprised if it is a boy!" Now, I know that doctors are wrong sometimes but I had the feeling we were going to have a girl at the very beginning so I am feeling pretty good about it.
Today's appointment was very special. While we were waiting for the doctor to come in BJ and I were just talking about becoming parents and it just made me realize how blessed I am to be pregnant and to be having this opportunity right now. I was worried that I may have a hard time getting pregnant because I have endometriosis and that is a big cause for infertility. Anyway as we were looking at our baby move around, seeing how big it was already, and finding out the gender; I just felt this overwhelming feeling of joy and comfort. We both are so grateful for this wonderful opportunity to become parents. Thanks everyone for your support.

Aug 25, 2009

Is it going to be a Girl or Boy?

Things have been going pretty good so far with the pregnancy. I have been getting my appetite back and actually craving food so that is good :). I still have a hard time eating meat but it is getting better. For awhile, even the sight of meat would make my stomach churn. I told BJ, I guess I will just have to be a vegetarian while I am pregnant, he didn't like that idea very much.

I also wanted to mention a few things that I have experienced with this pregnancy that nobody had mentioned to me.

- It is not abnormal to have cramps at the begining of pregnancy, in fact it is really common. Your muscles are stretching and preparing for the next 9 months.

- If you go to the doctors at 6 1/2 weeks or just early, then they do a vaginal ultrasound rather than on your stomach. You should have seen my reaction when the doctor told me that! I was definitely not prepared for that at all. Now, not all doctors do this and if you go when you are farther along then they wont need to do this..but just giving ya a heads up.

- When you start your second trimester it is not uncommon to have what is called "round ligament pain". It happens when you move positions quickly more often but can happen whenever. It feels like cramps but a little sharper..but no worries it doesn't last long and usually is resolved from changing positions.

I tell you these things so when you experience them you wont freak out or get nervous like I did. Knowing that these things are common really helped me.

Even with the "round ligament pain" and having to pee 3 times a night I am still loving being pregnant. I get really really excited seeing the baby move around on the ultrasound. February seems soo far away but it is already going fast and with school starting thur. I know it is going to go even faster. I went to Shopko and wandered into the baby isle, I got so excited thinking about how I am going to decorate the babies room and all the fun things we get to buy for the baby. I get nervous about being a mom but very very excited at the same time.

BJ and I are going to the doctor's next monday, Aug. 31st to find out the gender of the baby. We are both really excited and are hoping the baby will cooperate. I have had the feeling that it was going to be a girl but we would both love to have either. What do you think? Put your vote it a girl or a boy?

Aug 22, 2009

Italy in Christie's eyes part 2

The Things I am going to miss from Italy....
- Yummy gelato (italian style ice cream)

- The friendly italian people

- Spending two weeks with just me and my husband

- The food ("foccacia" bread, spaghetti, Kebab, liliana's risotto, piada's, and eating pizza all the time)

- Parking wherever you want and putting your "emergency flashers" on without a second glance from anyone. Granted you cant stay there forever but it is still pretty cool and a lot of Italian drivers do this.

- Even though the italian drivers are crazy sometimes, they dont hang out in the fast lane like some Utah drivers. I am going to miss that.

- Getting sweet deals at the market.
- Buying and wearing dresses around town
- Seeing BJ's face light up when he spoke italian, you can see and feel the love he has for the italian language as well as the people.

- The romantic city of Venice and the gondola ride

- Singing crazy songs in the car with BJ on our way to the different cities :0)

- I keep saying how beautiful Italy is, well Switzerland is even more beautiful

- Gaining a love for history

- Listening to the beautiful Italian language

The things I am NOT going to miss from Italy....
- Humidity!
-Having everything monitored electronically...only in Italy will you have your hotel tell you that you got a ticket for driving in a bus zone.

- Not having any speed limit signs posted on the "autostrada" or freeway.
- Paying for every highway we drove on; stupid toll roads.

- People smoking in your face and everywhere you turn.
- The wierd bathrooms where the shower curtain encloses either the toilet or the sink so everything gets wet when you shower lol

- The two drunk men that hit on me in Venice. The second one headed in for a kiss, but luckily I saw him out of the corner of my eye and bolted to BJ who was in buying some food at a pizzaria.

- Having to buy water bottles cause there are no drinking fountains and instead of free water at restaurants you have to pay for a water bottle. Whatever happened to good ole' free H20.
- Not understanding what anybody is saying and having to have BJ translate everything. Ok ok it wasn't that bad, by the end I could pick up what they were talking about for the most part but church was pretty boring, it is really hard for someone in relief society or even BJ to translate when people talk fast or especially when they are reading something.

All in all our trip was AMAZING to say the least! BJ and I both feel very blessed to have had this opportunity. We are really excited to start our family but it was nice to spend some time with just the two of us, and go to such a beautiful country!

Aug 21, 2009

good song

I saw this today and really liked it. He's got a great voice