Wednesday, March 11, 2009


stats: 8lbs, 10 oz, 20 inches, healthy and happy

look at that face!

Hello to all of Josh's readers... this is his other sister, Whitney, here to update. We Flemings are blogging maniacs and each time the family grows, one of us takes over the new mom/dad's blog, so here i am.

Little Harrison joined the family yesterday morning and we're all excited, especially, it seems, are his siblings.

some pictures of him and his sibs:

these two are going to be good buddies, i can tell

it seems being born takes a lot out of you!

and with his adoring parents:

i had to include this picture. Not to embarrass anyone, but this is one hot mama. its not easy to look this good, i speak from experience. this is right before harrison's debut =)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Returning the Favor or Welcome to the World Baby Boy!

Five months ago almost to the day, my brother Josh hijakked my blog and kept people up to the minute on the birth of our daughter, Austin Elouise.

Now it's my turn.

This morning when my phone rang, I held my breath. "What are you doing?" Josh asked as if it were any old day, as if we all hadn't been waiting (impatiently!) for the newest Fleming to arrive.

"Ha ha, Josh, what are you doing?" He then told me how I had a nephew, how Daina was feeding him for the first time right then, how he was perfect, and everyone was fine. My mom says he even has red hair! We didn't chit chat, and they hadn't (haven't?) picked a name yet, but I hung up and gushed. And then I told my daughter all about him.

See, this really great thing has happened to my family. All three of us Fleming kids have had babies in the past 5 months. They'll all be the same age, in the same grade, three little Flemings will all graduate from college the same year! And there's just something amazing about that, something about sharing all the excitement that is so very nice, and so VERY FLEMING. Cause when one of us celebrates, we all celebrate. And I tell you, these three babies have earned themselves one helluva party.

But today is "Quatro"'s birthday, and while he may have to fight his girl cousins for attention in the future, he gets every sparkly shiny second of attention today.

I just tried to call the big kids, Bella, Caroline, and Drew to get a few sound bites, but there was no answer...Perhaps they're meeting their brother?

Welcome to the world, Baby Boy. I can't wait to love you!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Random shots

Quatro Countdown
I was going to wait to post untilt he baby arrived. Well he/she hasn't and its been a rather antsy experience. We are scheduled for a C-section on Monday morning, March 9. So unless Marshmallow IceCream / Quatro comes earlier we'll have a baby in six days. Can't wait.

All three kids have strep throat so they are all on meds. So after an 8:30 run to Walgreens and $45 in co-pays they were on the road to recovery. I have to get the stuff flavored so they can handle it and they have a routine where they absolutely must have a drink of water in their hand to consume immediately after the dropper of medicine is consumed.

Caroline told us that even though its flavored, she still doesn't like the taste. She said, "The medicine tastes like when I lick my finger and touch my ear then I put my finger in my mouth. Daina says, "So it tastes like your ear?" And she nodded yes. Go figure.

Over McFlurry's the other day at McDonalds, Caroline asked me about allergies. She wanted to know what people were allergic too. We discussed this in great detail. She asked me if anyone was allergic to kids. I laughed.

So after five coats of paint on a perfectly beautiful white bed, we have a somewhat imperfect navy blue bed that is now Drew's big boy bed. I painted the room, khaki color, this was after three paint samples that didn't make the cut with the boss. Oh yeah, hung a curtain rod and curtains too. And then, we invested in some new boy bedding, train themed with shams, you get the picture. It was a pretty sizable investment, mostly of time, but the room is great. The nesting process seems to be over for now. Hope Daina doesn't read this post. Anyway, for whatever reason, Drew still enjoys sleeping in his crib. Go figure. He's agreed that as soon as Marshmallow comes he'll move to his big boy room.

We got her report card and were pleased to find out that she has progressed significantly since the last Fall. She is now at a second grade reading level and she really excels at math. Her art work has real potential. Looks like she got the math side of Daina and the creativity of her Dad. She's always interested in making up games to pass the time in the car and will go to great lengths to make art work for Daina and I every day. All around, a really great kid that I am proud to call my own. She is getting to be a little cool though. Not holding my hand at church, being a little argumentative, but I can't complain.

In all four of her pregnancies she has never looked as good as she does today. I think its all the time on her feet working and chasing after the kids. The baby is so big that her stomach is actually bruising from the inside out. She loves when the kids want to see the baby moving inside of her. The baby is more active than the other three were which makes for a pretty strange Alien movie without the blood effect. We think the kids can feel a real attachment to their new sibling already.

More good times ahead for the Fleming fam.