Sunday, May 30, 2010

Harrys a big brother

Hudson, Ruby, and Harrison welcomed their new baby brother Griffin "Finn" Lane Maw on May 27, 2010 @ 5:46pm weighing 6 lbs 10oz and 19 1/2 inches long.
The months leading up to his birth were full of joy, worrying, and more. I had been contracting on and off for a few days and was dialated to a 2 so my Dr decided we had waited long enough for our baby so he told us to head on over to L&D and he'd get us going.  We were over joyed, but walking into the L&D room was a bit overwhelming, our last experience on that floor at the hospital was not a pleasant one. After a few minutes of crying and feeling overwhelmed, I was calmed by a blessing from my father and husband and was ready and knew that our little baby was going to be born and be ok.  The labor was fairly painless and fast thanks to the epidural. And after only a few pushes our sweet baby Finn was born. That first cry was amazing and something I had been waiting for for quite sometime. Those first few minutes of him laying on my chest and connecting with him was unbelievable. He truly is a little miracle as all babies are. We love him so much, he is healthy and beautiful. I couldn't help but think of the sad and happy farewell Harrison and Griffin were having in heaven. I am so glad Griffin had his brother with him for awhile. I can only imagine what good brothers and friends they were. And it made me happy and sad in a way. But I know Harrison was so happy for Griffin to be with us. I know he loves us and knows we love him.  There was an amazing spirit in the room when he was born. I know Harry was with us welcoming his little brother.  We are so grateful to have him here with us and he is a lucky little baby to have Harry in heaven being a protector over him.  I am such a blessed mother, I have an amazing family and I am so in love with my little guy. I am so grateful Heavenly Father let me be a mother again, it truly is amazing!
To see more pictures of his first moments visit our family blog here.


  1. Finn is so beautiful. Congrats to you guys! We are so happy for you!

  2. April,
    My sis and brother-in-law (Sara and Shaun)saw your Dad or someone on Thursday who said you had your rainbow baby the same day I had my rainbow baby. Congratulations. I wanted to 'drop by' and say 'hi', but you know how crazy it gets in the hospital. My little girl came a little too early, but is growing well in the NICU. Griffin is beautiful. From one angel Mommy to another, Congrats! We did it, and it was soo worth it.

  3. that was so sweet, i am crying, that was amazing. So glad everything went perfectly, and that he made it safely. We love you guys so much, so happy for you