Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

It was a good Christmas! Rylee had fun wearing our bows. She also wore her cousin Blair's Christmas pajamas.

We did our annual tradition of The Night Under the Christmas Tree. We stayed at Lisa's and had a good time. We each got to open one present. Chris got the Cabela's Dangerous Hunt 2011 Wii Game. He's already killed a grizzly, elk, crocs, cougars, and lions. He's quite the hunter.

We had tons of fun with Rylee for her 1st Christmas. We're looking forward to next year when she will open her own gifts.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Chubby Cheeks

Our baby is getting bigger! She's gained 2 lbs now. Her cheeks are getting chubby, and we LOVE it! Chris carries her like she's his little football.

Merry Christmas to our little elf.

Don't worry...I'll lose the baby weight. :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pictures of Rylee

Rylee's personal tanning bed. We hated having her in the bili bed, it was torture not being able to hold her.

A VERY proud daddy.

Our welcome home. Thanks family!

Leaving the hospital. Figuring out how to fit her in this BIG car seat was a chore all by itself!

1st picture with daddy. Immediate love!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rylee Jolynn Francom

Baby Rylee Jolynn Francom was born Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm. She weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. and was 18 inches long.

I thought my water broke during the night and woke Chris up at 3:45 am. We called the hospital to see if there was some way to know for sure. They suggested I come in and get checked out. We went in at 5:45 am. They checked me and said my water hadn't broken and I would probably be going home. I was sad! Then my doctor came in and asked if we wanted "spinach or ice cream". We asked for further clarification...he said I was dilated to a 4 and had an induction scheduled for 5 days out. He then asked if I wanted to keep the scheduled induction date or stay and be induced. We chose to stay.

I was started on Potocin at 8:00 am. Started having back labor. NOT fun! I ended up getting an epidural, which, ironically didn't help with the back pain. The doctor came to check me at about 12:45 pm and accidentally broke my water. By 2:00 pm I was dilated to a 7. At 3:00 pm I was dilated to a 9 1/2. The doctor decided to have me wait a while, fully dilated, to let the baby come down on it's own. I think that was a great idea! 4 sets of pushes and our baby girl was born at 5:11 pm. She had the cord wrapped around her neck twice and refused to breathe or cry. She was rushed to the corner to have 15 different nurses and doctors work on her. We were terrified. She finally took her 1st breath and was brought over to us. She has lots of blonde hair! We were very surprised, we expected our baby to be bald until the age of 3. I think she looks like her Daddy, she even has a dimple on each cheek.

She's been a great baby! She struggles with eating, but is starting to get the hang of it now. We're excited to have her home as part of our family!

Now if only we could get some sleep...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

39 Weeks

I get less and less cute each day. I feel like I'm going to explode! I've gained over 30 lbs. If I don't have this baby before next Tuesday (my due date), I'll be induced. Counting down the days...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

37 Weeks

75% effaced dilated to almost 3. Hooray for progress!

It's not too late for guesses. Guess the gender, date of birth, and weight.

On an unrelated note, if you're in the Eagle Mountain North Utah Stake, check out the sports blog:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Taking guesses on the baby's gender, weight, and the day he/she will be born. My due date is November 16th. I weighed 5 lbs. 3 oz. and Chris weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. I'll give a candy bar to whoever is the closest. Leave a comment with your guesses.

Guess away!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Baby Francom's Shower

The baby shower was fun. I was surprised to see some of the people, such distances traveled! It's great to know me and my little one are so loved.

Lori, me, my mom, & Lisa


Zach, Terie, & Becky (Winners for longest distance traveled, coming from Idaho Falls)

Aliese, Ethan, & Grandma Harding

Sarah, Brittainy, & Audra

Me & Katie

Ashley & Lisa

Chris stopped by to change clothes for his golf tourney. Too bad Colby was a bit late capturing the kiss.

Makayla was such a good helper, taking pictures, handing me gifts, etc.

The baby got some adorable gifts...

So many good friends and family. It was fun. Thank you Ashley & Colby!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blood Work

I threw up the glucose drink last week, so I had to redo the test a few days ago. I don't know the results yet. I have learned that my cholesterol is over 375! Ya, this baby seems to be killing me. I'm blessed with genetically high cholesterol, but can't take medication while pregnant or nursing. Fun stuff! 9 more weeks of pregnancy. I can do this, right?

The baby's room is pretty much done. We got the huge poster I ordered (thinking it was coming framed) framed, ordered a mobile, our changing table/combo dresser finally arrived. It's coming together and I love it! The wall over the changing table is empty and waiting until we know what we're having. I'll probably put pictures up. My sister is making me a bed skirt and table runners. The decorations are yet to be determined, I've just put a few things out because I have no where to store them.

Now if this baby would just get here. :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sad day

I received a call from my doctor yesterday. My blood work was not so positive. My blood sugar and cholesterol were high. I have scheduled a 3 hour Glucose Tolerance Test next week. I have to fast for 12 hours and then they take my blood 4 times! 4 times in a 3 hour time period. It's pretty much my worst fear! I know there are things that are worse, but it's the worst for me.

I've done some research about gestational diabetes and it scares the crap out of me. Many women with gestational diabetes have 12 pound babies! It can cause numerous complications during delivery. I'm hoping this horrible test comes back with some positive news. However, I'm planning on making major changes to my diet, regardless. I'm scared!

If you know anything about gestational diabetes, or how to survive the test I'm taking next week...I'd love your thoughts or suggestions!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Third Trimester - Finally!

I'm 28 weeks...the 2nd trimester was as great as any pregnancy could be. But now, I've started the 3rd and NOT loving being pregnant. My stomach muscles hurt, my lower back aches, my pelvis is killing me, and I have enjoyed my first of many charley horses. I'm anxious for this to end.

I had my gestational diabetes doctor appointment and testing done yesterday. I HATE needles and despise giving blood. This is my least favorite part of pregnancy, the fact that I have to be poked with needles. I almost pass out every time! It's even worse now that I'm pregnant. How I'll do an epidural is beyond me!

Baby Francom seems to be growing and developing perfectly. We pray for this to continue. The doctor loves that there's lots of activity being felt every day.

We've finished the nursery. Chris did an amazing job on the paneling. The color scheme is orange, brown, and white. I've been given lots of hand-me-downs from my sisters and have had my work cut out for me as far as sorting, cleaning, and organizing all of the baby clothes they've given me. It might have been easier if I knew the gender of the baby, but the surprise is worth it!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Baby Francom

Chris and I are expecting our first! We had our ultrasound this morning. Everything looks great! The due date is November 16th. We're very excited. Hopefully you can see the images clearly. It was fun to see baby moving around, kicking, and holding its hand up by its head. Already a fighter!I get a little bigger each day. It's been a chore trying to find maternity clothes that fit me. I'm sure it will get easier. It has to, right?

12 Weeks

16 Weeks

19 Weeks

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Huish Family

My sweet friend, Tiffany, and her husband, Zac, lost their sweet 6 year old, Sadie, June 25th last year. My sister's and I visited Tiffany and her 2 girls, Olivia & Sam, on the 23rd. We took them rainbow dresses and butterfly wings. Sadie loved rainbows and butterflies. We hoped to bring some comfort to the family as they approached a very tough date.

I wish the pictures were better quality, but I took them with my phone. It still demonstrates how cute these girls are and how Sadie's memory will live on forever! Sadie's info is available at:

Love you Huish family!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Chris threw me a small birthday party for my 30th. It was fun. The best part about it...he got me a Magleby's Chocolate Cake! It was delicious!

He also took me to the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. We had no idea there were so many beautiful flowers back there, a waterfall, some unique trees, and a pond. It's been a well kept secret, I guess. Next year we'll go when we have time to stay more than an hour. It's the perfect place to take a picnic. Lessons learned.

Chris is a great photographer. He had fun with the early showing moon and an artist painting the tulips. Too bad he was in shorts and we didn't have jackets, it started to get pretty chilly once the sun went down. We hit In-n-Out afterward, making it a perfect FHE!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring is in the air!

I love spring! Our flowers are starting to bloom, our grass is turning green again, and I'M SMILING!

April seems to be the month of birthdays for our family. Brad turned 32 on April Fool's Day, Kaylynn turned 5 on the 8th, my mom turned the ripe old age of 65 on the 12th, Natalie turns 2 on the 16th, Jessie will be 22 on the 18th, Chris will be 31 on the 20th, and I'm going to be **30** on the 22nd! It also includes other nieces and nephews birthdays - Rachel, Justin, Karmindy, Lynnea, Brett, Clay...the list goes on and on! I can't afford the month of April! This is a picture of Chris last year on his 30th. He LOVES ice cream cakes. I'm hoping he's getting me a chocolate cake from Magleby's for my birthday. I could eat one of their cakes all by myself, in one sitting. YUM!

Chris has purchased my birthday present. He says I'm not allowed to tell people what it is yet. But...I don't care what he says! HA! He's taking me to the U2 concert in Salt Lake City on June 3rd. It will be an anniversary date too. Our 3rd anniversary! How time has flown. It's been a great 3 years. I love being married to this man!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chris is famous!

Chris was quoted on Novell's web site:

Strengthening Relationships

One of my clients had become jaded regarding her relationships with her Novell sales representatives. They had grown accustomed to having a Client Exec to support them, and were feeling the lack strongly. Even though they spent a quarter of a million dollars on Novell maintenance every year, this client felt that Novell was just not responsive to their needs. My contact was not the person in charge or the major decision maker; however, she had a lot of influence as she deals with the day-to-day operations of the client’s IT department. I knew gaining her trust would help gain the trust of the decision maker. I started gaining her confidence by responding quickly to all any requests she made. Then I proposed a renewal plan outlining everything that needed to be done to get their maintenance renewal plan on schedule. I proposed dates and action items to accomplish this goal. I asked if there were any other steps that needed to be taken, and asked if she agreed with this plan. She did agree—and execution was easy, since we both knew what was expected by the other, there was no pressure or time constraints, and everything was already planned out well ahead of time.

Result: Our renewal came in two weeks ahead of time, without any complications, with additional revenues accrued. Because of the relationship we had forged, I was able to defuse a potentially bad situation that rose from price increases in two of their four purchased Novell product groups. In fact, our relationship grew so strong that we held face-to-face meetings to discuss the possibilities of adding further Novell products to solve some of their other pain points. This opened up new potential revenue possibilities that could bring in well over $150,000 in upsell revenues. (Chris Francom, Novell Internal Sales)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lyla's 1st Birthday

Our niece, Lyla, turned 1 last week. I LOVE watching kids devour their cake!

She loved the icing. She had so much fun opening her presents and playing with them.

Jen, Curtis, and Landon all have birthdays this week. March and April seem to be the months for birthdays. My 30th is quickly approaching. AGH!