Thursday, March 8, 2012

The arrival of Finn

With a mere of four pushes, Finn arrived into this world on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 3:23am, weighing in at 8lb 4oz and 20.25 inches long.

Finn-- one week old

I am starting this blog with the intent of keeping family and friends posted on Finn through stories, videos, and lots of photos.  With all of our family living hours away, I figured this was the best solution to keep everyone up to date and give them their photo and video fix.

Well, Finn is 3 weeks old today.  So I'm a little late in starting this blog as I wanted to start it the day that she got home.  But my hands have been full literally.  She takes constant attention as I'm sure that all newborns do.  But in my naive experience, I thought that they were supposed to sleep A LOT.  No such luck here.

Finn -- one week old

At three weeks old, she is a great night sleeper for a wee one.  She will go to bed around 9:00pm and sleep until 1:00am.  She'll go back down around 2:00am and wake up again anywhere between 4:30am -- 6:00am.  And although I'm very grateful that she is a good night sleeper, she isn't a very good daytime napper, not when you consider that newborns (on average) sleep 16 hours a day.  We get in 20 minutes here and 20 minutes there.  She is starting to take a longer nap in the late afternoon into early evening.  I am definitely still trying to figure out her daytime schedule.

Finn -- one week old

Please bear with me in my learning curve.  I am new to this whole blog thing and though I read a lot of other mom's blogs, I'm sure they make it look too easy posting photos & videos and making their blogs look amazing.

I'm in the process of writing her birth story and hope to post it in parts soon.


  1. Jamie:

    I look forward to reading your blog and watching your little Finorah grow. I'm so happy for you.

    Love - Debbie Verploegen =)

  2. I am so happy that you started this and yes I am sure you are very busy, but this means so much to us as we would love to see her and this is the next best thing. When Grandma gets to feeling better I will show her how to get into this. love you all lots!!!!! vicki