Wednesday, April 22, 2009

And Baby Foley Is...

I know the picture is a little fuzzy, but we are excited to announce that we will be having a girl! Her head is in the middle and this is a profile shot, and her little tummy is up to the left, so hopefully that gives you an idea. I would post more of the pics, but my scanner was taking forever and it is late. The first thing I told Scott when we found out baby was a girl was, "You were WRONG!" Because Scott was certain that baby was a boy (along with some of his brothers, not to name any names). Now we need to decide on a name.
It was so cool seeing our little girl kicking her legs all around and bending in such weird positions. The Ultrasound Tech said that we have a very limber baby. Little girl is healthy and has a long femur bone (from what tech said). Maybe that means future basketball/volleyball star? Maybe. Scott has insisted that we buy a little basketball hoop so he can teach her some skills (which I agree 100%. ).
Thank you to everyone for sharing our excitement!

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Letter to the Baby...

Dear Baby (without a name and known Gender..that we know anyway),

We are soo excited to meet you and to know if you are a boy or a girl. Thanks for being kind to me and not making me throw up after every meal that I eat, and feel sick all of the time. I especially thank you for allowing me to brush my teeth. There have been a few close calls and the gag reflex is not as strong as it used to be, but no one wants stinky breath and I can proudly say that even though the time actually spent brushing has decreased, I have not missed a morning or night. Thanks for giving me my energy back and being able to exercise again. I really appreciate your kindness. Now, if I could PLEASE make a few requests, I would be even more grateful
1. I went to put on a pair of my favorite capris on Sunday (or, Scott's favorite) and I could hardly zip them up and when they were all zipped up (after much effort and strain on my part), all parts of my body were overhanging. I am PERFECTLY fine and even excited I might add, to have a growing belly, BUT, is it really necessary to make my hips widen even more? I promise, they are wide enough for you to get through...PROMISE. And the butt and thighs are ok to stay the same as well. I have noticed a little bit of growth in those regions as well.
2. Im so happy that you are letting me run again. It brings me so much strength and energy. BUT, I must say, you do rest quite nicely on my bladder. Even though I do not need to go to the bathroom, as soon as I start running, the urge to "go" comes on strong. If you could lean to the side a little more or something when I run, I would be even HAPPIER
3. And my final request be kind to my lower back. For some reason, I feel like I have aged 50 years and have to favor one side when I walk/run.

That's it. Those are my requests. Other than that, I am a happy camper. I am actually ok with the fact that I cry during commericals (especially Hallmark ones), and have a little bit more sass (aka. temper) to me. I am ok with the strong cravings for Kneaders Bakery even though I can't have it and even get angry since there is not one in Florida. I am even OK to have to change sleeping positions cause it is not safe (supposedly) to sleep flat on my back.

Well, I have not slept well the last two nights cause I am so anxious to know what you are...please cooperate and don't be shy. Please let the doctors see your "goods" so we can start planning for your arrival and even better, choosing a name!

Was I asking a lot in this letter? I didn't think so. I can't wait to meet my son/daughter



*For those that actually finished this silly letter, I really am grateful for everything about pregnancy and was MOSTLY kidding about all of the requests :)

Our kids don't stand a chance!

According to "Make my babies website" our babies are gonna be ratty little things. For those of you who are curious, we have not decided on any names yet, you just have to select a name and we happen to like the names Tyler and Lyla. I you think that Little Lyla looks like either of us? I do not!!

My new sweet baby - Lyla!

What do you think about my little new baby Lyla? - What will your baby look like?

IF we have a boy...Then This is what he will look like...Hahah

So, I have morphed two different pictures. This one was not as scary as the first, but both boys have red hair...hmmm. Maybe we will have a red hed? Awesome. So far our kids are ugly. If you wanna morp your pictures to see what your kids will look like go to:

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Letter M. What Letter Could be Better?

My sister-in-law, Stacy did a cool post and focused on one letter (F) and came up with words that describes her. I decided to take on that challenge and will participate. The letter she gave me was "M," so here goes...

Marriage: I have been married for almost a year and a half. I have the best husband for me...He will say the most RANDOM things ever at the most RANDOM times and I will just crack up. I was TERRIFIED to get married. I was terrified to be in a I kept my distance. Scott was different then all the rest of the guys that I dated (cause I dated SOOO many. Kiddin...I was known for going out on blind dates, especially one year. It was awful). I never felt pressured to make a decision, it just happened. Looking back, I think, "Man, I sure did waste a lot of time worrying about marriage!" Scott has been so supportive of me and patient. I couldn't have asked for somebody better for me! I love being married...

Motherhood: Another one of those things that terrify me, intrigue me, excite me, motivate me, all at the same time. I know that once this baby comes, that a whole new wave of feelings and emotions will follow. I feel like September is SOOO far away, but also coming VERY fast. I guess because I have never BEEN a mom, it's normal to feel nervous and excited about it at the same time. I truly thought it would take us a long time to get prego cause it took my mom 6 years. But, I guess Heavenly Father is ready for us to start our family!

Meringue: I hate it! I love Lemon Meringue pie but ALWAYS scrape off the Meringue. I don't think there is anything more disgusting then whipped egg whites!

Money: Who doesn't want more of it? I never was a huge money person, I never really worried about it. Now that I am married, it's different. When there is another person involved with the managing of it, I realize how much betterI need to be at keeping track of things, starting a budget, etc. We have been planning a vacation for a couple of months now and I was talking to a friend about this. When we were single we would book a trip, buy something new (within reason), go out to lunch, etc without much thought. NOW, I think a lot more about where my money is going. I think twice about buying something just because it's "Cute," and this vacation would have been booked awhile ago, but we both are trying to make it as meaningful and exciting as possible, with the lowest cost possible. It has actually been fun searching around for the best deals possible. I think we have made a final decision about what we will be doing (Save that for a later post).

Munching: Ever since I can remember, I have ALWAYS been hungry. I often got made fun of because of the amounts of food I could put away and still stay the same size (of course that has slowly begun to change as age is starting to play a factor in the slowing down of the metabolism. And pregnancy). My senior year, day after Thanksgiving, my family was in Idaho. My sister, Chad, John, Travis, Brett, Hyrum, and I went to Big Judd's ( hamburger joint that makes 1 pound hamburgers! I know, gross) and me, Travis and Julie each ate the pounder! I remember one time in particular, our friends were helping us move into our new home (me, Cameron, Julie, Erin). Since they were so kind for moving our heavy furniture into our house (rented of course) we bought them pizza. I guess I was hungry and ate around 5 or 6 pieces. I was still eating when everyone else was finished. I then was called, "Hollow Leg." That was not a new name for me. I had been called that pretty much all my life. And the sad thing is, it is never the healthy food I go after. In high school I was known to go and buy 3 otis spunkenmeyer cookies (for $1) right after seminary (We had early morning seminary), or I would go to the "Candy Man's" classroom (A weird teacher at the HS) and buy a candy bar (around 8:00AM). I remember in 8th grade I had a french teacher who would ALWAYS eat her taco bell bean burrito during our class (I think I had a late lunch). No kiddin, my mouth was always watering and I almost always went and bought a been burrito for lunch. Since Scott and I are big eaters, we try and work together about not eating as much as we used to.

Manatee's: Supposedly these animals live around here in Florida, but I have STILL not seen one. I think I am obsessed with actually seeing a live Manatee out in the wild (Not in a Zoo Tiffany. Hehe).

Man Hands: Hahah, it's true. Im not gonna lie. I have big hands. Freshman Year of college, a song came out by Jewel and one of her songs talked about her hands being small (My hands are small I know...). My roommate (Jenny Hill...Peterson) dedicated that song to me. I was SO self conscious about my hands when I was younger. I was SUPER skinny so my hands just looked ginormous to me. My hands are just a tad bit smaller than Scott's, although his are prettier. Just like his older brother Greg, he as well, could be a hand model.

I could probably go on and on, BUT I will not. This post has for sure become long....I know you are sad to see it end. Maybe I will create another one some time with a new letter. Hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Can't Think of a Title...

A few weeks ago, my stake had a "Ball." I guess I wouldn't really CALL it a Ball because there was not a whole lot of dancing (not that it would have mattered anyway, Scott refuses to dance with me in public!! He's got moves too!! I love you Scott). Anyway, we just pretty much visited the whole time with other couples from the ward and stake, then went on our merry way home to watch Twilight (yup, I got Scott to watch it with me...He realized WHY girls loved it so much. He totally enjoyed the movie...ok, lying...a lot! He thought it was "OK").Janyie Redd, the very prego girl in the middle, is gonna be having her baby really soon. I find myself living vicariosly through her right now (as well as my very prego sister, Julie). In fact, it's so bad that I can almost feel contractions when they start having them. OK, not really. Hearing Jaynie and Julie's stories about starting to have contractions and all the dialating stuff and nonsense, gives me major butterflies!! Tiffany Feger is on the left, Katie Caarter (I have to spell her name wrong on my blog cause she ALWAYS spells my last name as FOLLEY. Love you Katie), Jaynee Redd, Me, and Carolina. These girls are awesome. I love being in the ward with them.

I find out on April 22nd what I will be having (Scott and I), and have a lot f requests to post pictures. HOWEVER, even though at this time I am 16 weeks along, I have an abnormally LONG torso and probably an abnormally long baby that is lovin all the room he/she has to stretch out. The doctor said I probably will not start to show for awhile. I do have a little thickness/bump developing and can't wait to just "pop" out so people will "See" that I am prego.

You can see a little bit of roundness beginning to form. It also helps that I just stuffed my face at this baby shower. Tons of good food...And when I am eating a TON and people say, "That's ok, you are eating for two now," I wanna laugh in their face and say, "This is how I always eat..." Cause even before the pregnancy, I have always been hungry and enjoyed eating.

Little Isaac is my friend, Tiffany Fegers boy (I don't know how to add the link to her blog, so just click on it from my list of contacts if you want to see who she is..Blog Stalkers!!). This kid is so cute, but he would not stand still long enough for me to get a picture of his smile!
The baby shower was at our Stake President's new home. A little while into the party, Lori (wife) came inside with a panicked look on her face cause there was a baby alligator in her pool! YES, FINALLY. We have lived her over 8 months now and I have finally seen my alligator. Last on my list is a Manatee...
Soon, I just KNOW it.
Happy almost "Labor" day Julie and Jaynee. Good luck with these last, long days!!