Monday, March 31, 2008

The little sucker!

Picture this: It's early Sunday morning and everyone in the apartment is pretty tired. Caroline goes to the bathroom and leaves little Jack with me. I put him on my chest to help him STAY asleep and the next thing I know I hear this little noise and feel him kissing my chest. My collarbone to be exact. And to be more exact, he wasn't kissing me either.....ya gotta love this kid.---Mike

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


OK...couldn't wait...Today Jack had a very new experience with hiccups, or as I call them, Jack-ups...because, well, he's Jack. Actually, it's a new experience for me as well. I've never seen so cute a kid with such a cute reaction to the hiccups. I know, I know...everything he does , I'm going to think is cute....he's an infant and my son---yadda yadda yadda. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful gift.---Mike

Jack's first televised performance

Here's a video of Jack about an hour after being born. I'll let the video do the talking. I'll post a few more videos tomorrow....this one took all day to upload. So far we are all doing well. Caroline and Jack are asleep. They both really are very cute when they sleep!--Mike

Saturday, March 15, 2008

John Daniel (Jack) Fleischer Arrives

It all started at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, March 12th, 2008. Earlier in the day I had just washed everything that needed to hang on the clothes line (including the car seat cover) and had gotten most of it in from outside. I had also earlier in the day got dinner ready for some friends (Kyle and Melodee) that were going to come over and cut Mike's hair. I was tired from all the stuff that I had done during the day so I laid down on the couch at about 4:00 PM to take a nap. When I woke up I laid there for a minute or so and then all of a sudden I felt the baby moving his arms and then I felt a "POP" and then a gush of water! Even though I had never had my water break, I knew for certain that had to be it. We called the director of the school (Gene Smith) and asked if he would drive us to the hospital. After running a red light and passing by other drivers in 5:00 PM traffic, we got to the hospital at about 5:15 PM. They rushed me to the delivery room since I tried to time my contractions and they were getting closer and closer together (first about 5 minutes at the top of the mountain, then 3 minutes by the time we got to the bottom of the mountain.) When I got there I was already 9 cm dilated...within a couple of minutes I was 10 cm dilated. I was not the most cooperative patient. He wanted me to push, but I was not ready. When I was finally ready I pushed and prayed that the Lord would give me strength. There is no way that I could have pushed little Jack out on my own without the Lord's help. John Daniel Fleischer (which we actually call Jack) was born at 6:19 PM on March 12th, 2008. He weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces (3 kilograms) and was 20 inches (49 centimeters) long. I am just amazed how life is such a miracle. We are so blessed and cannot describe how happy we are and how much we love him. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. We thank God for out little, wonderful blessing!