Saturday, November 28, 2009


We had two "firsts" for Trey today!  This morning we put him down on his stomach on his playmat for tummy time.  He lifted his head and shoulders a couple of times with his arms propped up on his elbows.  Then we noticed he was bringing his knees up and trying to get up on them.  We were encouraging him to turn his head completely over to face us and before we knew it he suddenly rolled from his stomach to his back!  We got it all on video too, yay!  We are so proud of our strong little guy.  I tried to upload the video here and to Facebook, but its too big:-(

Then later on today Trey got his first real bath!  He loved it.  Some pictures follow.  The only part he fussed at was when we took him out... guess it was cold.  And of course, as soon as he was wrapped up in a nice clean towel, he peed all over himself.  Oh well!

Sadly, I had to come to terms with the fact that my little man is getting bigger.  He is much to long for all of his newborn clothes.  I'm curious to see at his 1 month appointment next week how much he has grown since his two week appointment!




Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Trey's Great Aunt Donna and Nana (Pj's mom)

As you can see, there were alot of people there!


My parents, Mike & Denise Snyder on the left and Pj's parents, Phil & Susie Fleming on the right!

Trey wearing his outfit that Pj picked out for him for his first big event!  His first pair of jeans too:-)

What's the best gift a newborn can give his mother?  A full night of sleep.  And that is exactly what Trey gave me last night.  He was fussy last night but I got him to sleep around midnight.  He stirred a bit in the night enough to wake me up and I was shocked to see that it was already 5am!  I tried to wake him to feed him, but he was out.  He slept until 7:15ish!  I actually woke up before he did:-)  It was wonderful!  And then after he fed and played for 30 minutes or so, I looked down and saw he has fallen asleep again.  So I tucked him in bed with his daddy and I'm having fun relaxing and doing whatever I want this morning!

We had a wonderful first holiday with Trey and our families the other day!  My brother-in-law and his wife came up with the idea of combining families for a big Thanksgiving meal.  So instead of having to choose which family to spend the day with, we were all together.  It was alot of fun!  And Trey actually hung in there pretty well.  We stayed for 3-4 hours and he was held by more people than I can count... but slept through most of it. We finally left when he started getting fussy.  The evening was a bit rough just because I think he was over-tired and over-stimulated from the day.  But, hey, he slept all night!

So Trey is now three weeks old, as of 6:40am this morning!  Its hard to believe next week he will be one month.  This morning I was putting a cute newborn footie pajama on him that he's never worn before and was shocked to find that it wouldn't fit him... he's too long for it now.  Wow!  And the other day he graduated to size 1 pampers... we realized too small pampers might have been the reason he's been leaking so much lately;-)  My little boy is growing so fast!  It's amazing how you can be so excited to see these changes... and yet at the same time so sad to have to say goodbye to those early weeks.  I'm glad we have video footage of him, not to mention more photos than we can count!

Oh, and did I mention that Trey is laughing now?  He's been smiling more and more each day, but recently we noticed that often when he smiles the biggest he will make this gurgling sound... like he's trying to laugh but he just doesn't know how to yet.  It's so adorable!  He will usually do this when Pj is talking baby-talk to him and tickling his tummy.  We also know that he is smiling at us now... not just in general.  This morning while I was feeding him, he looked up at me out of the corner of his eye.  I looked at him and grinned big.  And then he smiled back!  It doesn't get better than that:-)

Well, that's it for now.  My boys are still sleeping... so I might as well get a shower while I still can;-)  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

First Week of Trey's Life

Well, the dog is sleeping on one side of the me on the couch... and Trey is on the other side sleeping too... and Mommy has a break to update you all on how life at the Fleming home has been this first week with Trey!

So far, its been a pretty smooth road, with just a bump here and there!  We think we've pretty much figured Trey out now... he likes to sleep alot... eats constantly... rarely fusses unless he has a good reason (hungry, dirty diaper or gas)... and gives us PLENTY of poopy and pee diapers.  He got me good a few nights ago at 1am changing... right in the face!  Today I go to change his diaper and just as I open it, out comes a stream of pee and he decides to take this moment to finish it off with a big poop... but he waited till I could see I suppose.  I had to scrub down the side of the pack'n play after that.  Good job, Trey!  Daddy is so proud of you:-)

So far sleep has not been a huge problem.  The hardest part of the day for us is late evening when we're trying to get Trey to go to bed.  But once he is asleep after a solid feeding, he sleeps for 4-5 hrs, wakes for one feeding in the middle of the night and then sleeps another 4-5 hrs until morning (7ish).

We're really impressed with his hand/eye coordination!  At just a few days of age, he was in his swing clutching at the toys that hang to the side and he got them within the blink of an eye.  He has been very alert since birth... will look people in the eye intently and follow them if they move.  He loves to look at everything!  His favorite thing is to be carried high up on the shoulder so he can look around.  Sometimes he will just lie in bed and look at the toys we have hanging there... for over an hour without a peep out of him.  He makes lots of great faces, including smiles (or I should say, at this age, "looks of contentment").  We just love having him in our life!  It's been great:-)  I can't believe he will be a week old already tomorrow morning at 6:40am!!!

Here are some recent pictures!










Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hi Everyone!  This is Katie:-)  We're doing well on our second day with Trey!  Last night was a bit crazy... but we ended up sending Trey to the nursery so we could catch up on sleep.  As heartbroken as I was to do this, I needed to sleep after being up for 24 hrs AND going through a pretty strenuous labor!  Today has been much better.  We've kept Trey on a 2hr feeding schedule, even if he's happy or sleeping, and that has worked well so far.  The only thing that has thrown us off is his circumcision.  It went well, but now he's exhausted and sleeping.  We expect a long night... all the more reason to stay here and take advantage of the nursery again;-)

Pj has been awesome through this whole process!  What a great husband and father:-)  I'm so blessed to have him in my life!  He took care of me and helped me throughout labor and delivery, massaging my feet even when his hands were numb from it, bringing me water and ice-pops, telling me how well I was doing, holding my legs while I pushed.  It's been great!  And Trey LOVES his daddy!  They are currently snuggling on my hospital bed, Trey fast asleep, watching Animal Planet!  We thought our life was great together BEFORE Trey... but its even better with him in it!  We love being a family:-)

I'm doing really well so far too!  I'll post my version of the entire labor story in a few days, but I'll just say right now that it really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be!  And today I was able to have a shower and put my normal clothes on and just do normal stuff... its nice!  I feel like in a few days I'll be pretty much myself, except sleep deprived;-)  I love how light I feel too!  And shirts cover my belly again... life is wonderful:-)

More later!  I need to go rest like a good mama:-)  Here are some more pics!






Friday, November 6, 2009

Baby Trey has finally arrived!--by Pj

We have now been up since 4am yesterday morning when Katie awoke with her first rythmic contractions so we are a bit tired and this post will be short.  The good news is BABY TREY IS FINALLY HERE!  He was born at 6:40am today, 11/6, and he was 8lbs 5oz and 21 1/4" long.  He has been absolutely great even with his long delivery process which involved 3 hours of pushing and finally the dreaded forceps.  He has only cried a few times (apparently he does not enjoy baths or the cold like his father does) and he "latched right on" for those of you who know what that means:)  Mom is great though understandably exhausted.

Here are a couple of pics to get you through until the full batch can be posted.  Thanks for all of your prayers, facebook comments, emails, and support with an extra special thanks to both of our families who were out in the waiting room the entire night.  We love you all and that meant a lot to the THREE of weird to say that and really mean it now:)


God has truly blessed us and our family this day.  Praise be to our Lord and Savior who gives us these precious moments.


Pj and Katie

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Some hospital pics and update--by Pj

 We were very happy to be admitted to triage at roughly 3:30

 Contractions getting really really really bad about 4:00pm

 We were moved to labor and delivery at roughly 4:30...Here is Katie and the girls after the epidural...WOOHOO

And to top off the great medication, a popsicle:)

Things are progessing a little slower than we had hoped now.  The doctor broke the water about an hour or so ago and we are expecting him to come back in shortly to see how we have progessed.

Everyone keep praying for us.  We have a ton of family here in support and me and Katie are in very good spirits--not that I have anything to be in bad spirits about right now.



The Baby is Almost Here! by Pj

hey everyone,

Katie is getting an IV right now so I have some time to write.  We are 4 1/2 cm dialated, 80% effaced, and contractions are coming every few minutes...OOOOUUUUCCCCHHHH!  It is very providential that Katie is having this baby because I would not have made it even this far.  Katie is doing great!  We hope our baby boy will come quickly....we really want to meet him:)



Trey is coming:-)

Hi Everyone!  Well, we're pretty sure I'm in early labor now.  I've been up since 4:30am.  I was having contractions every 10 minutes and then every 5 minutes since 8am.  We had a doctors appointment at 10ish.  Since then the contractions are still 5 mins apart but definitely getting stronger, longer and more painful... but I'm doing okay as long as this dog leaves me alone (he just wants to sit on my lap and that's definitely NOT comfortable right now;-).  I'm home now and resting and waiting!

The doctor said the baby is healthy and strong.  Also, good news that I do not have any blood pressure problems... results came back normal:-)  I had some bloody show (sorry if again this is too much info for ya;-)) early this morning and the doctor said I am now 2 cm dilated.  She did a membrane stretch and sweep to get things going even more (it worked I think... I'm feeing the results now with these stronger and longer contractions every 5 mins).  We are scheduled to be induced at 5am on Monday morning, however the doctor said she thinks we'll be in at the hospital in the next 48 hrs on our own!  So it seems Trey is on his way... we will see.  I can't imagine these contractions are fake;-)

So be praying for us!  We'd love to have this little guy in are arms as soon as possible:-)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Stubborn Trey!

Hi Friends and Family!  No baby still:-(  Trey is very stubborn... so I guess he takes after both of us... and he's late... so he takes after me in that regard!

We had a drs appointment today and were told I am 1 1/2 cm dilated and still 80% effaced.  He's still pretty high up and the doctor thinks he's only 7lb and 12oz at this point.  I did lose my mucous plug on Sunday morning, so that is progress.  Also the dr did a membrane sweep today to try to get things going (sorry if all of this is too much information for any of you;-)).  The doctor seems to think we are only 40 days and 4 days, so that is good.  We are scheduled to go back on Thursday and, if he hasn't come by then, we will schedule to be induced sometime over the weekend (probably Saturday if we have the choice).  I'm hoping he'll come on his own before then though... tonight is a full moon so you never know;-)!

The only bad thing is that my blood pressure, which has been super low the whole pregnancy, was very high this week suddenly.  They made me lie on my left side for a while and then retook it.  It was still high, though it had come down some.  And since I've been having bad headaches over the weekend and felt a little nauseous they are going to have me do some testing tomorrow make sure everything is okay.

So that's the latest!  I guess, on the bright side, at the very latest Trey will most definitely be here by next weekend:-)  We're VERY ready for him!  Keep checking the blog for updates:-)