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Latest Finn

Thought that I would put up a few more shots of Finn from yesterday and today.

Seem to have a lot of photos of sleeping here...

Seem to have a lot of photos of sleeping here...

And another one...

And another one...

Last but not least...

Last but not least...

The Great Escape

Finn manages to get out 0f the Humidicrib and get some cuddles going – yes he’s also managed to unhook himself a bit more as well so he’s doing  well!

Trace and Finn after the Great Escape

Trace and Finn after the Great Escape

Surprise, still sleeping

Surprise, still sleeping

Proud parents, me enjoying that he already has more hair than I do. Yeah thanks a lot kid

Proud parents, me enjoying that he already has more hair than I do. Yeah thanks a lot kid

Finn Oliver Julian – Day #1

Okay I’m going to backdate this a bit as I have a chunk of photos of the wonderful new arrival that I want to add. Here are a few shots from his first day in the world. These are slightly confronting if you haven’t ever been to a prenatal ward – which we definitely hadn’t before Finn.

Suffice to say that there are a lot of machines and wires and tubes etc all in a halo around the humidicrib, which is where he spent his first day. There are also a huge number of really great people who you automatically knew that you could rely on and who really know what they are doing, so that side of things was absolutely amazing.

Finn in his Humidicrib - day #1

Finn in his Humidicrib - day #1

Another one

Another one of Finn in the Humidicrib on Day #1

Another one of Finn in the Humidicrib on Day #1

Introducing Finn Oliver Julian

Well, so it has been a pretty big couple of weeks, necessitating me committing the cardinal sin and backdating some blog posts to when they should have actually happened (hey, I had a few other things that I was doing at that point!).

Finn  Oliver Julian was born on the 1st of November 2009 at 8.12pm, after a very quick (one and a half hours) labour – I think I was lucky to make it at all, if it hadn’t been for the handy ‘lightspeed’ feature on the Golf I might not have. Disclaimer for Victoria Police: I never speed, ever, even when attending my son’s birth. Well, maybe then…

Finn was very early (31 weeks), so he got the full Platinum class treatment and went straight to the ICU. All as well as it could be at that point – he was hooked up to a host of machines and given an IV, also put onto the CPAP, which helps to keep the baby’s lungs inflated so that they get some help in breathing. The staff at the Royal Women’s are incredibly competent and we really got the feeling that they knew what they were doing – plus they were very warm as well, which you need at a time like this.

Trace came to see him after an hour and a half or so of getting over the birth and having a shower etc, we both sat with him for a fair while as they checked him and looked after him – again it was really good and he was doing very well, which was great. Trace stayed at the hospital and I went home for some well-earned sleep after all the excitement…big day!

Rainy and Wet Melbourne

Went to the Gasworks markets today – rainy and wet but caught up with Janine, Arjan and Bas, so that made it a good morning anyway!

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