Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Finn is 3 months old today!

And look how far he's come!

Minutes old . . . he was so tiny.



In the hospital, after his surgery (1 day old) . . . these pictures still make me cry.






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And here he is now, three months later, a healthy, happy (okay, sometimes happy, mostly grumpy) boy:


Laughing :D


Love the tushie!




Sweet baby toes


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Three months ago Finn was born in the wee hours of the morning, weighing 6 pounds even, and was 19 inches long. Today he weighs 9 pounds 15 ounces and is 22 1/2 inches long! He had surgery at 1 day old to repair a duodenal atresia and spent the first 2 weeks of his life in the NICU. Finn and I worked very hard together to learn how to make breastfeeding work for us, while he struggled and struggled to gain weight. Today, he nurses just as well as any of my other babies ever did, and he's gaining well - the proof is in the pics - look how robust and healthy he is now!
In the short time Finn has been in our family, he has filled up our hearts.

17 comments:

Jodi said...

Ah, love the pictures! I can't believe it's already been three months and I can't believe it's only three months. Adorable!

Carla said...

Very nice pics! Love his big expressive eyes and his cute little pouty lips. He is absolutely adorable and very obviously, thriving.

Laurie said...

Love love love the pics!!! He is doing so wonderfully...and so are you! : )
xo

Lisa B said...

He is so cute! You do such a wonderful job with your photo journalling of your family - they are so lucky!

Kristin said...

Lisa, I don't often comment, but I read your blog almost daily, and I'm thrilled with how far Finn has come! He's truly a beautiful baby...I love his "kissy face" picture and his big smile! Congrats on surviving the first 3 months!

aud444 said...

What an angel!
Happy quarter birthday, Finn.
xoxo

Kristina said...

He is so cute! I love the smiley one!!

Cleo said...

Finn is so handsome!!!, God Bless him ~ . Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures Lisa. I LOVE this post. =)

Kim said...

Lisa, I just LOVE that pic of him laughing! What a priceless expression!

Momto4 said...

Happy 3 Month Birthday Finn =)
What a Handsome little man *HUGS*

Tricia said...

My goodness he is gorgeous!

livia-the-great said...

hi- just visited for the first time and wanted to say how precious your son is.i like to remember back to this time with my daughter who also has ds. we worked hard at learning to breastfeed and once she caught on (no pun intended), we continued for about 15 months. tekeal

Chrystal said...

He is truly so adorable. He's charmed me just through photos. I can only imagine what he does to you all! :-)

C said...

I can't believe how much he's grown. Those pics are just precious.

Nicole O'Dell said...

I can't believe it's been three months already. Finn has the sweetest little lips! :)

Michelle said...

I'm visiting via Tricia's blog - wow Finn is gorgeous! That first pic of him at 3 months (following the hospital ones) took my breath away! He sure has come a long way in 3 months! Congrats on the birth of your son!

Cindy said...

He is so beautiful Lisa!!!