The Short Short Version

May 20, 2007

#Life#The Flinger Family#Baby O

We went to soccer on Friday.

She got a haircut on Saturday.

I had contractions the entire time.

Born via emergency C-section on May 20th at 2:04AM, weighing 5 pounds 15 oz and 19 inches long:

Baby “O”

Who now lives in the NICU. We’re hoping he starts breathing better so we can spend some time with him.

I sordof miss my baby belly. At least he was with us all the time.


  1. Oh, mama.

    I can’t wait to hear the long version. 

    I hope you, baby and the family are all healing up and getting stronger with every passing minute. 

    My thoughts and love are with you all.  Congratulations. He’s precious.

    By Y on 2007 05 20

  2. Thinking of you tonight Leslie, and praying that you both gain lots of strength so he can be in your arms for good very soon.

    By Paige on 2007 05 20

  3. OMG!  Congrats!  He’s beautiful!  But *please* keep us posted.  You’re certainly in my prayers, and I hope everything continues to improve…and I hope *you* are doing well!

    By Seuss on 2007 05 20

  4. WOW!!!  Congrats!  Will be praying for your little guy to gain strength more and more.  He is so adorable!

    By Marjorie on 2007 05 20

  5. Awww, he’s beautiful!  I wish you both strength and good health, and can’t wait for him to come home to you!

    By baseballmom on 2007 05 20

  6. Oh honey, even with all the NICU plugs and wires he is beautiful. I hope those lungs start kicking so that he can get out of there and in your arms. We are sending you a ridicules amount of love from here.

    By Emily on 2007 05 20

  7. What a surprise!  He looks too healthy to be hooked up to all that stuff.  We’ll be thinking of him and the Flinger clan and praying that O will soon be pleasantly portable.

    Congratulations. You’re the greatest, Mama.  Everything will work out, and when it does, we’ll all be waiting to hear about it.

    By Claire on 2007 05 20

  8. Congratulations!  He is beautiful.  I have all fingers and toes crossed hoping you’ll get to bring him home soon.

    By Brandi on 2007 05 20

  9. OMG! Congratulations. He’s such a handsome little guy. I have faith that he’ll get the breathing stuff figured out quickly. I’m thinking about you guys and praying for a speedy release for Baby O.

    By Christine on 2007 05 20

  10. Mazel tov! He’s beautiful.  I hope he comes home very soon, and you get to settle in to this family-of-four thing…

    By C on 2007 05 20

  11. He is beautiful L! I hope he recovers quickly and you have a wonderful recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys!

    You do know this is all because I mailed your package - 6 months later right!!!

    By Nicole on 2007 05 20

  12. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh, I can’t wait to hear the details, but most importantly…prayers and love are being sent your way so that Little O can be in your arms permanently.

    He is BEAUTIFUL.  He certainly looks like a FLINGER.  Looks like you had that camera ready! 

    I hope that you are feeling OK and that your recovery is going smoothly.  No repeats of last time allowed!

    Wahoo!  Jon and I are so happy for you all.  Again, prayers and love!

    By Traci on 2007 05 20

  13. OMG! OMG!  Congrats!  He is still a cutie even if he’s a little on the early side!  I’m so happy for you! 
    See now, when I calculate my weeks left I can’t say I’m five weeks behind you any more…  You left me in the dust mama! 
    Praying all goes well and he is super healthy!

    By sarahgrace on 2007 05 20

  14. I normally just lurk on your lovely blog…not in a freaky way I swear…

    But I just have to respond to this.

    Your son is absolutely gorgeous!  Thinking of your lil’ guy and hoping he gets to come home very soon…

    By Geralyn on 2007 05 20

  15. OH LESLIE!!!  He is SO beautiful!

    I hope you are all doing well.  Love to you!!!

    If I jinxed you on Thursday with my post…. I am SOOOO sorry! wink

    Frantically going to knit itty bitty hat for baby O.



    By Christine on 2007 05 21

  16. Wow! He is even more gorgeous than he looked on the ultrasound!! Congratulations!

    Sending all sorts of good wishes so that O learns the whole breathing thing pretty fast (I don’t doubt it, he’s a Flinger, you’re a bright bunch!) and can go home really soon!

    By Kathie on 2007 05 21

  17. OMG! He is so beautiful, and what a tiny guy. He looks so sad with that mask on. I really hope he is breathing better soon so you can take him home! GAH! I am just so excited for you.
    And I must know what the O is for! I MUST!!!!!
    Love ya!

    By Rachael on 2007 05 21

  18. He is beautiful - here’s hoping he is breathing better soon and that you are feeling well and are together at home soon!

    By fuzzypeach on 2007 05 21

  19. WHAT??  Oh my goodness, I’m so excited for you!  I, too, can’t wait to hear the whole story.  And he is BEAUTIFUL!!  Will be praying for the little guy to start breathing better, like, this morning.  And for your speedy recovery, as well.

    By Jenny L on 2007 05 21

  20. Congratulations on a beautiful baby, and I know he will be home with you in no time.

    By heather on 2007 05 21