Friday, July 30, 2010


To reward Greg for making it to three weeks, Daddy drove all the way to Denver to the passport expedite office to pick up his very first passport!  As you can see, he is very excited about becoming a world traveler soon.  We have four weeks left until our scheduled return to Papua New Guinea, so we would appreciate your prayers that his visa application would be approved in time.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Baby Shower

Sunday there was a baby shower for Greg.

Here he is with great grandma:

The guests decorated wooden blocks for him:

What a handsome guy!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Better late than never

Our apologies to those who have been watching this blog for news about Baby Frey – he has arrived, and actually is two weeks old today. As you will see in the photos below, we have been pretty busy these past few weeks, and haven’t found time to blog. Introducing…

Gregory William Frey

8lbs, 1oz – 20 ½ inches

Born July 8 at 7:02am

Proud dad at the hospital.

Greg's first picnic at a park in Salem (he slept through it)

At 4 days old Greg had a photo taken for his first passport (he slept through it)

At one week, Greg flies across America to attend his Uncle's wedding. (he slept through both flights)

Here is Greg with his proud parents at his Uncle's wedding. (again he slept though it)

But on occasion Greg is awake and alert and a whole lot of fun. Happy two-week-birthday Greg!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


I get lots and lots of helpful tips on "how to get labor started." It seems like everywhere I go, people need to share what they have heard works, or what worked for them. I've given several a go, but no luck yet. In my opinion, these sorts of things only "work" if the baby is ready to come out anyway!

Here are a few things I've tried:
  • walking - oh believe me, I've been walking multiple miles daily
  • jumping jacks - didn't do too many of these, but I did do some
  • spicy food - ate Thai last night... no luck
  • weeding in the garden - there is always plenty of garden work to do at my in-laws' house
  • taking a bumpy car ride - today I drove the flatbed truck across the field while the guys "bucked" hay
  • riding lawn mower - tried it twice so far
  • acupressure - I really think this one might work, but haven't been able to convince Brian to spend hours massaging my feet and calves - darn!
  • Wii Fit - this is my own idea, and I've tried a bunch of different games. No baby yet, but I do hold the family records in Super Hula Hoop and Ski Jumping.
Tonight we're going to try watching loud fireworks - maybe that will work. A part of me secretly hopes that it starts while doing something either totally ridiculous or mundane, so that I can give advice to pregnant women in the future: "Well, I was watching Biggest Loser on TV while eating a bowl of ice cream, and that's what worked for me! You should try it!"

Friday, July 2, 2010

Any day now...

Okay - here's me at 40 weeks. I guess baby didn't want a June birthday. We're into July now, sooooooooo... any day would be good... maybe tomorrow?.... do you hear me baby?