What a blessing to welcome another healthy boy to the Finn family! Zachary arrived less than a week after his due date, after about 10 hours of labor (less than three of which we spent at the hospital). Here’s a photo of me holding him at the hospital, I think he was still under 24 hours old at this point.
There are so many wonderful moments and memories to share with you from Zachary’s arrival and first days. Since I have had my hands *a little* full, I figured it would be easiest to share them all as a video slideshow (like I did with Toby’s birth story).
Zachary is mellow, calm, and a phenomenal sleeper. At birth, he was smaller than his brother by quite a bit. We actually had to stop at our favorite kid’s store, The Little Seedling, on the way home from the hospital because our infant car seat wasn’t fitting right. Had their carseat tech check the setup, and we ultimately left with a new carseat that fit much better.
Making the transition from one to two kids has been ….well, not without problems, but overall we are all doing well. The cats didn’t bat an eye at the new human we brought home. Big brother has done really well; we’ve been working on using words to communicate when Toby is feeling in need of attention. He is such a big helper, and has been so excited to hug and kiss his little brother. We parents are doing pretty well too. Recovery for mom has been fantastic… as I just mentioned we made our first outing on the way home from the hospital. Night and day difference from last time — and for that, I am more thankful than words can express
I’ll be sharing some official newborn portraits in the near future, but for now, you can enjoy the video slideshow here, as well as the snapshots I’ve been sharing on Instagram. Here’s one of both boys at a recent chiropractic visit:
And one of Zachary sleeping, wrapped up snugly in the baby blanket my mother crocheted for me when I was a baby myself.