Saturday, October 27, 2007


It's late, its Saturday night, all of the ladies are asleep - you know what that means? It's time for "Man Movies." Last Saturday night when Melinda fell asleep we watched Braveheart; this week Grandpa Keith, Dad, and Noah are watching Gladiator! OK, it's rated R and he can't watch these kinds of movies ... yet, but I have a whole stash of these movies that we can watch when he gets older. I think next week - The Great Escape or Indiana Jones or King Arthur- we'll see which one!
For now, I'll just leave you all with a nice picture of Baby Noah throwing up gang signs in his camouflage blanket (ok, maybe its a peace sign - who knows).
Seth Flick


The house is so quiet right now, except for a few baby noises as Noah sleeps. Seth and his parents are snoozing away while I sit here just watching our wonderful baby boy rest. Have I said that he's amazing??? He's is awesome!!!!! God has truly blessed us!!! Sleep has been somewhat odd lately, the only time I sleep well is when Seth is awake with Noah and I know he's being taken care of and watched over. I know that God is constantly watching Noah, but I also feel as though God has placed us in Noah's life to watch and keep safe. So, I am sleep deprived ofcourse, but what new mom and dad isn't. I wouldn't change it for anything! Well I think little man is going to wake up to eat in a minute. Here's a picture of him from the other day, he's such a little man!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Life in the Flick Household

Life sure has changed since Noah arrived 2 weeks ago. Seth and I are blessed with a wonderful baby boy who likes to pee on us everytime we change his diaper. I don't think we have ever had to do so much laundry and so many dishes (bottles) in our life. But it is all worth it. Noah is growing and growing, he has almost outgrown all of his newborn clothes and is already filling in his three month outfits. When we left the hospital two weeks ago he was weighing 8lbs 14 oz but last Wednesday at his first dr. appoitment he was back up to 9lbs 1 oz and had grown 1/2 inch to 21 inches now. :o) It's crazy how in love we are with our little guy!!!! As soon as I figure out how to post pictures I will!!!!
God's Blessing

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

He's Here!!!!

Noah Thomas Flick was born on 10/10/2007 at 8:42pm (central). He has a lot of dark black hair and he is BIG - measuring out at 20 and 1/2 inches, weighing 9 lbs. 5 oz.!!!!!!!!!! Check out these pics. He's the most amazing little man. We love him.

Pictures - This is not so Easy!

This is Melinda - singing a totally different tune than earlier. "This is not so easy!"


Wow - Melinda just went through some pretty tough contractions for about 45 minutes - the epidural totally wore off.

Now she is at 9cm, 90% effaced, and Noah is at Station +1 only one more to go; Melinda is resting now, but we will see. This is all going by so quickly - I don't know how much more I'll be able to post before the birth comes along, so ... I hope to report next that Noah has made his way into this world!

Thanks everybody for all of your prayers and comments. Please, leave encouragement comments for Melinda if you get the chance - she'll hear them.


4pm and and we're 5cm dialated; he's stationed at 0. Slowly but surely. We're getting there.

Patience is a Virtue

We are at the -1 station. The stations measure the baby's trip down the birth canal; they are: -2, then -1, 0, 1, and 2 - I think 2 means the baby is crowning. So he has started his descent, but it might be a while. Melinda says she's feeling fine.

It's 2:30pm and 4cm.

Donna - I am so sorry, I had to break down and drink the coffee here. Mayan Mochas are fantastic.

Not Quite Post-Partum

No baby yet, but things calmed down a little after the epidural; so I thought I would update. Melinda got the epidural, contractions still progressing, but Melinda is now painless.

Broken Waters

The bag of waters is now broken ...

insert cliche Noahic reference here.

3cm's still, but I think The Great Escape may be working - things are progressing. Next post - post partum.

God's peace to you today.

Unusual Birth Methods

Well, he's still not out - so we are trying alternative methods - I am going to put the DVD The Great Escape to try and coax him out.

Contractions are getting closer and stronger.

Contractions Starting

Melinda says, "This is easy."

The contractions begin - Melinda says they are definitely getting closer together and they feel "weird."

It's 11am and we're getting closer. We finally get to meet our son!

It Begins ...

So Melinda asked how I am feeling about all of this. I didn't know how to respond to that. How do you describe in a word how you feel when something like this comes along?

Pride .... but humility
courage ... but fear (not that any of these are mutually exclusive)
elation ... but anxiety
clarity ... but chaos

So how do you describe in a word how you feel when something (someone) like this comes along? As much of a paradox as the above emotions might seem, what was the one word I came up to describe it? There weren't any adjectives, just a noun ..... Dad.

It's 9 am and we're 3 centimeters dialated.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Blowing Up a Church

Words and phrases are funny. So in my last post I said that God is really "blowing up our church in a good way,"This could mean a couple of things:

1) We are full of hot air. This is just simply not true.

2) God is destroying our church - but then I think I would have used the word "Smiteth" or

3) Our church is growing very quickly.

OK - so this is the definition I was working. Maybe I should have chosen a better term such as "burgeoning." Interesting word - to grow or develop quickly; flourish: The town burgeoned into a city. He burgeoned into a fine actor ( I burgeon? In any event, our family is burgeoning. Our church is burgeoning. It's good to burgeon.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

First post -

We have other interesting things going on in our life, but for now we're just waiting for the baby. We kind of created this blog so we can show baby pics off to as many people as possible.

I bet we are going to be one of those couples who takes a lot of pictures of their baby and then people who don't have babies probably will be bored wilst they peak around for other cool stuff.

Random question of the blog: Anyone want to start a beard of the month club?

In any event, we'll post other interesting things before and after the big day. Especially, church stuff - man, God is really blowing things up there in a good way. Melinda and I love it there. Check it out at

Like 1993 once said, "Peace out."