View Full Version : Introducing Finn Henry

10-28-2003, 08:31 PM

I am so happy to announce the arrival of our little Finn Henry, who was born Thursday, October 16th, weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. and measuring 20 1/2 inches.

Labor went nothing like I imagined (as everyone tends to to say). My water broke at midnight on Tuesday and our doula suggested that we try to get some rest. We were both so excited sleep was hard but we managed to get a few hours. By the morning my contractions still hadn't started. The Dr. told me to head to the hospital nonetheless. We fought it for a bit, ran a few errands, got a smoothie, took a walk in the park, etc. but finally went to the hospital at about 10 a.m. I was just 1 cm. and still no contractions.

I received two doses of cervidil over the next 24 hours and while contractions did start, they were only about 5-8 minutes apart and by Thurs. morning I was only 2 cm, but 90% effaced and extremely tired with such little sleep over the previous two nights my pain was, well, painful!

Our doula suggested that my body would probably respond really well to an epidural so we decided to get one. I was upset but was so tired sleep sounded extremely enticing. At 8:30 a.m. on Thurs. I got my epidural and by 12 noon I was complete. I started pushing at 12:15 and delivered little Finn Henry an hour and ten minutes later. I felt the delivery as my epidural had run out! So, it was a "natural" birth but an "un-natural" labor.

Anyway, we are all doing well and busy falling in love with each other!

10-28-2003, 09:49 PM
Congratulations!!! And a big welcome to Finn. 'Busy falling in love with each other' made me smile. :)

Mary & Lane 4/6/03
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10-28-2003, 09:51 PM
Congratulations, Juliet and welcome, Finn! What a beautiful name. I'm glad everyone is doing well.

Paula-- mom to Roley Julia 01-04-02

10-28-2003, 10:34 PM
Congratulations Juliet, on the arrival of Finn!! (What a cool name!! :D)

10-29-2003, 07:19 AM

Congratulations on the birth of Finn!! Enjoy falling in love with him...it's too awesome!

mom to William

10-29-2003, 08:27 AM
Congratulations! I love your son's name. :)

10-29-2003, 10:00 AM
Welcome, Finn!

10-29-2003, 11:18 AM
Congratulations Juliet! Enjoy these first weeks!! And , I *love* the name Finn!

10-29-2003, 03:45 PM
Juliet - congratulations to you and your DH! And welcome to the world little Finn!

10-31-2003, 04:26 PM
Congratulations! I also *love* the name Finn. Great choice!

10-31-2003, 07:09 PM
Congratulations! Is Finn a family name? It's a really neat name--people will remember him!

Mama to Gracie (9/16/03)

11-01-2003, 12:35 PM
Thanks! Nope, Finn is not a family name but Henry is. Finn was just one of the few names that we could agree on, and that was also unique but not too unusual!

11-02-2003, 06:59 AM
Congratulations! I am the mommy of a little Finn myself, so I wholeheartedly agree with everyone in saying that it is a cool name! We named our son Finn William (William is a family name).

11-02-2003, 07:07 PM
Faboulous name :) Congratulations - enjoy every minute!