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A new year, a new chance to start paying down our insane insurance deductible.  Hah.

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We purposefully scheduled a baby doctor appointment on our anniversary because it seemed like a fun way to celebrate.  The only time I want to go to the doctor!  (Plus, the Hus knocked me off my feet by giving me a beautiful pair of earrings as we waited for the midwife to come in – what a guy.) 


We are still ‘shopping’ for a OB/GYN, but I think we found a practice that we really like and are more in line with our thought process about natural birth than our previous doctor.  We got to listen to the heartbeat; the big anatomy ultrasound is in two weeks. 


On the way out, I was mesmerized by a beautiful frozen water fountain…


So mesmerized, in fact, that I didn’t see the huge patch of thick ice on the ground and slipped and fell.  I bashed my knee, elbow, hip, and camera.  I was sure the baby was okay, but I was bleeding everywhere.


We went back into the office to tell them about the ice and get Band-Aids, and they insisted on listening to the heartbeat again for safety’s sake.  So we got to listen to the baby twice!  It was kind of a nice surprise.


See, even bloody knees have a silver lining.  Winking smile 


We discovered the BEST Indian restaurant in all of Charlotte – the Blue Taj.


Starter was a salad.  The restaurant is testing dressings and asked me to try two and share my opinion.  The darker dressing was a spicy raspberry dressing, and the lighter one was a strawberry and ranch version.  Spice all the way!


We split two entrees: Vegetable Korma (mixed vegetables cooked in creamed cashew sauce and garnished with nuts) and Vegetable Kozhambu (vegetables in a Tamilian-style curry sauce).  Both were so ridiculously tasty.  We practically licked the bowls clean.



Thought of the Day:


“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson



  • Megan @ Striving for strides January 3, 2012, 3:44 pm

    Ohhh I’m glad that you’re okay! And that you and the baby are not harmed… it’s just a little scare. Be careful next time 🙂

  • Jolene ( January 3, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Oooh earrings!!! Nice!

  • Anna @ Blissfully Banana January 3, 2012, 3:50 pm

    Oh my goodness! I am so glad that you’re okay and the baby is too! That is a crazy water fountain though! I probably would have done the same thing as you! 🙂

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life January 3, 2012, 3:54 pm

    Oh my I am so glad you and BabyHTP are okay! It’s a good thing you weren’t any further along that you are or else it could have been a bigger problem! Hope your knees stop bleeding soon, and congrats on listening to the baby’s heartbeat twice!

  • Karen @ Run Shop Travel January 3, 2012, 3:54 pm

    Glad you are OK – I am such a klutz and very prone to slipping on ice as well!

    Mmmm Indian food. Why is it so good!?! That lunch looks amazing!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) January 3, 2012, 3:58 pm

    Oh gosh, falling when you are pregnant is really no fun! I’m glad you two are ok. Lunch sounds like a perfect anniversary date! Enjoy the rest of your day!

  • Rosa - Fitness Food Fulfilled January 3, 2012, 3:59 pm

    How scary about the fall! I’m so glad that both you and the baby are okay.
    I fell when I was out running at 5 weeks pregnant. Like flat out on my face and tummy. I was so scared and a doctor’s appointment quickly told me the baby was okay, but OMG!
    Both of those dishes look fantastic!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 3, 2012, 4:00 pm

    Whoa, pretty pics! That ice looks gorgeous–but SO sorry to hear about your fall 🙁 Way to look on the bright side, girl!

  • Lisa January 3, 2012, 4:02 pm

    ouch!! Glad to hear that you and bubs are ok!!

    ps – Hearing my baby’s heartbeat never gets old!! I actually got to hear it yesterday at 31 weeks and it still melted my heart 🙂

  • Johanna B January 3, 2012, 4:05 pm

    I’m glad you and the little one are allright. I’m sure that was a scary moment. Slipping on the ice is no fun – pregnant or not.

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope January 3, 2012, 4:07 pm

    Sorry to hear about your fall:( Hope you’re ok!

  • Deirdre January 3, 2012, 4:20 pm

    Glad you are okay! Happy Anniversary!

    Just wanted to say that your thought of the day is one of my favorites. I had to give a closing ‘blessing’ at my sister’s graduation and that is the exact Emerson passage I used.

  • Chelsea January 3, 2012, 4:24 pm

    I hate slipping and falling and looking like such a klutz *sigh* hahah. But mmm that food looks VERY delicious!

  • Moni'sMeals January 3, 2012, 4:25 pm

    glad you are ok, geesh.;)

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and love that thought of the day…now that is a keeper.

  • CJ @ January 3, 2012, 4:42 pm

    congratulations on your anniversary! what a fabulous way to celebrate. 🙂

  • Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine January 3, 2012, 4:48 pm

    That fountain picture is AWESOME!

  • Laura January 3, 2012, 4:56 pm

    Ouch! So glad you are okay…maybe a blessing in disguise, since you got to hear precious baby’s heart beat.. How special on your anniversary! Are you going to share those beautiful earrings with your bloggie friends? I know I’m not the ONLY one that wants to see!!

    • Caitlin January 4, 2012, 11:20 am

      They are pretty diamond studs 🙂 I love them.

  • Priyanka January 3, 2012, 4:58 pm

    I am glad that you are okay! There is nothing better than hearing the baby’s heart beat 🙂

    happy wedding anniversary to you and your husband!

  • Julianna @ Julianna Bananna January 3, 2012, 5:25 pm

    what a fun way to celebrate your anniversary! glad that you are okay after that fall, though 🙂

    the food looks amazing!!i haven’t tried much Indian food but looking at those photos really makes me want to try some new dishes.

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) January 3, 2012, 5:44 pm

    I hate that you fell but hearing that the baby is OK makes me feel better. The day after our big anatomy ultrasound (girl!!) I fell hard ice skating with my niece and nephews. I probably should not have been doing it to begin with… shame on me. Anyways, I literally slammed stomach first onto the ice. I bruised my knees and elbows really bad and I was just so scared that I did something to hurt our little girl. 🙁 I love that your dr/midwife insisted on hearing the heartbeat again. What great reassurance!

  • Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions January 3, 2012, 5:57 pm

    Oh my, I’m glad you and baby are okay after your fall! I can see how you could be mesmerized by that fountain 😉

  • Dana @ the Big Fat Skinny January 3, 2012, 5:58 pm

    Happy anniversary again, and I love that thought of the day 🙂

  • katie @ KatieDid January 3, 2012, 6:00 pm

    oh man, glad you’re okay from that. What a scare! Love love love indian food, good choice to celebrate a good day!

  • Laura January 3, 2012, 6:00 pm

    So glad you & baby are both (relatively) ok!

  • Corrie Anne January 3, 2012, 6:27 pm

    Oh my word. The Indian food looks amazing. What a sweet anniversary celebration all around!! 🙂

  • Army Amy* January 3, 2012, 6:28 pm

    Whoopsie! I hate falling because it is embarassing even when it doesn’t hurt. I’m glad you and the little one are a-ok!*

  • Ann January 3, 2012, 6:55 pm

    I have been reading your blog for about a year. Just wanted you to know you are part of the inspiration for me to try vegetarianism! 🙂

  • Shari January 3, 2012, 7:09 pm

    So glad that you and the little one are alright!

  • Lou January 3, 2012, 7:17 pm

    was blue taj better than copper? i know they are sister restaurants, but it seems like blue taj has a more modern twist on it’s menu.

    • Caitlin January 3, 2012, 7:20 pm

      i actually hate (like HATE) copper and refuse to go there…So I vote yes, Blue is better. Unfortunately, I have found copper to be crazily overpriced and snotty and the service is generally poor. The portions are SO small for the prices! Blue Taj was WAY better. Worth the drive to Ballantyne.

      • Carrie January 3, 2012, 7:46 pm

        Next time you are in Ballantyne try Cafe Nirvana. I think it is better than Blue Taj (but more traditional Indian food).

        • Caitlin January 4, 2012, 11:19 am

          Oh thanks! I love trying new restaurants 🙂

  • Jen January 3, 2012, 7:18 pm

    Oh, bless your heart! So sorry to hear about your fall, but glad that you and baby are okay!

    Happy Anniversary!!! You are such an adorable couple & I LOVED your top ten lists…somehow, I missed these the first time around, so glad you re-posted them!

  • Linz @ ItzLinz January 3, 2012, 7:32 pm

    you and your husband are absolutely adorable! glad you’re all good from your fall… that must have been scary! all your talk about indian food is making me want some! i haven’t had any in FOREVER… maybe i am due?? 🙂

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) January 3, 2012, 7:34 pm

    Oh, my goodness! I am so glad your alright! When I was pregnant the first time I slipped and fell on my bottom and cracked my tailbone! OUCHIE! I had to sit on the inflatable donut for months!

    ~*Happy Anniversary*~

    • Caitlin January 4, 2012, 11:19 am


  • Jasmine Desilva January 3, 2012, 7:35 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I thought about you today since we got married on the same day , same year ( I think I’ve told you that before). Looks as though you celebrated in an amazing way! The husband and I are in Costa Rica surfing 🙂 Hoping to have a baby blessing like yours soon!

    • Caitlin January 4, 2012, 11:18 am

      I AM SUPER JEALOUS of your Costa Rica vacay!!!

  • Lee January 3, 2012, 7:44 pm

    Whoops! That fountain is really cool though.

  • Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner January 3, 2012, 7:58 pm

    Yikes, glad you are okay! I took a nasty spill at work a month ago and had the hugest bruise on my knee for three weeks. That Indian food looks amazing–it’s been far too long since I’ve gone out for Indian! Mmmm, vegetable korma!

  • Laura January 3, 2012, 8:35 pm

    Do we get a picture of the new earrings?!

    • Caitlin January 4, 2012, 11:18 am

      They are pretty diamond studs!

  • Kristin January 3, 2012, 8:37 pm

    i have been gluten free now for 4 whole days 🙂 haha and i was just wondering…is Indian food normally gluten free?? I feel so bad about u falling 🙁 glad everyone was okay though 🙂 Happy Anniversary!

    • Caitlin January 4, 2012, 11:18 am

      Some of it is! You just have to ask.

  • Emily January 3, 2012, 8:57 pm

    Really, really loving the quote of the day. Happy Anniversary, hope your knee feels better!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 3, 2012, 9:09 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear you fell, but that’s great that the baby is doing well! and I LOVE Indian, that looks delicious!

  • Wendy January 3, 2012, 9:16 pm

    Glad you and babyHTP are ok after your spill! And what a fun way to spend part of your anniversary. 🙂

    Weird coincidence – a friend of mine passed away a few days ago rather unexpectedly at age 23. Someone posted this EXACT quote on his facebook wall today.

    • Caitlin January 4, 2012, 11:17 am

      Oh no. I am so sorry to hear about your friend 🙁 I’ll be thinking of you today!

  • Vishwa January 3, 2012, 10:46 pm

    Glad to know you and the baby are both okay. 🙂 I love Indian food and now I’m craving for some ( I’m Indian and that looks yummy!). 🙂

  • colleen January 3, 2012, 11:02 pm

    So glad you and the baby are okay. Best to be checked out again just to be sure. That fountain is crazy!

  • Khushboo January 3, 2012, 11:49 pm

    Glad the baby appointment went well!

  • Amber K January 4, 2012, 2:11 pm

    Glad you’re okay! I would have been so worried about the baby if I fell.

  • Sophie @ threetmesf January 14, 2012, 6:49 am

    Glad all is okay with you and bump! That fountain is beautiful!

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