Thursday, February 26, 2009

Valentine's Day for Married Couples of 6 years and Above

I told Dana that we are not going to give each other any Valentine's gifts this year. When asked, she could not tell me what I had given her in any previous Valentine's Day, which gave me good reason (at least in my mind) not to waste any money on a gift.

Instead, what started out as a trip to the library turned out to be a pretty, pretty, pretty good Valentine's Day (my apologies for the Larry David reference.)

We stopped off for some Dunkin Donuts before we made it to the library. This was DD trip number one, as we made another trip shortly after the library. With a pregnant wife in the second trimester, I will resist making any jokes about our, not one, but two trips, to DD within a 90 minute window. But I will give a quote:

"Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy a dozen donuts, so we can have some for later tonight? - Dana Foltice 5 1/2 months pregnant

We went down to Historic St. Augustine from there and hit up a Flagler College women's basketball game in the afternoon, stopped off and got a bite to eat between games and watched the Men's game.

My first proud moment as a father came when Dana reported that baby boy Foltice was kicking like crazy the entire time for both games. Not that he will be forced to play basketball, but it may be his only toy that we give him;) Just kidding, there will be a baseball in there as well.

My second proud moment was when Dana told me that she loved watching basketball live, even if it was Valentine's Day. I have a keeper!

We grabbed a bite to eat and hit up a Cafe Eleven on St Augustine Beach in the evening. Adrian, we can say now that we've been there, but if you are reading this, why does everyone who works there look like they could be in your family? It was eerie.

We got home by ten, which is important because we must watch the SNL rerun on the E! Channel. (I am not ashamed to know that there is an exclamation point after the E)

And by the way, Dana received a pedi and mani gift certificate, but it was given to her on Feb. 13 so the expectation level stays low for next year.

Monday, February 9, 2009

New Baby Bump Photos

Here are some updated Baby Bump photos - the most recent one taken tonight. I'm officially in maternity pants and despite feeling awkward trying them on at the store, they are SO COMFY! Why don't people wear elastic waist pants all the time?

Baby Foltice is kicking like crazy so we're having fun talking to him and poking him back. He also really loves the praise and worship at our church. As soon as the drums and guitar start, he starts moving around. I like to think that he is dancing and praising God in my belly.

Week 19

Week 20

Week 21

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Updated College Basketball Video

So, tore my college video down due copyright violation. Seriously? Are too many people out there playing Skid Row and Def Leppard illegally?

Pip made a new and improved video that we posted on to avoid the copyright laws or whatever it is. I have the best brother in the world! We still couldn't resist keeping the 80's rock and roll.

Baby Boy Foltice/ Winter of Bryan

We found out last week that we are having a baby boy! I knew it all along (see studious photo on graduation post to see my face when we found the news.) I am lining up basketball scholarship offers for 2027. We have a name picked out, but Dana has sworn me to secrecy.

Baby boy has started to kick Dana quite frequently, making his presence known during week 20. The baby book says she 'might' start feeling the baby during week 20, which is a scary sign of things to come for her. She has been feeling the baby kick for weeks already. It doesn't help that I was notoriously named 'bruiser' while in the womb for kicking so hard that my mom would bruise. Like father, like son.

Here is the lastest baby bump taken this past Monday:

I start a new job next Monday at Deutsche Bank. Fidelity told me to get lost when I put my two weeks in, paying me to stay home for two weeks. So that is what I have done. Like George Costanza, I proclaim this 'the winter of Bryan!'

After about a week and a half, it finally hit me: I am officially bored and ready to go to work. On the other hand, I am not sure if I will ever get two weeks off in a row, so I better make the most of it.

Dana gave me a list of things to do, which was a good list, but it didn't include booking red flag specials on or reading Business Week out in the sun, so I discarded it.

The 21 day fast is over, which is kind of bitter sweet. This week has been a complete dietary 180. Last week, it was fruits and veggies, and this week it's pizza and hot dogs. I can't help myself. I need to put some sympathy weight back on.