Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Baby Finn

We wanted you to know that last week our lovely boy arrived in this world, Finn Davies Fincher. To read a little about his name check out my blog or Dale's blog.

We've had a wonderful labor experience. Jonalyn delivered all 9 lbs 12 ounces of Finn at 2:41 pm last Tuesday, March 2, 2010. We were amazed, delighted and so thankful for the swiftness of labor and the chance to deliver him without any pain medications.

There have been some bumps along the rode, however. Jonalyn suffered from post-pardum hemorrhage and is still regaining strength as she stays at the hospital with Finn.

Finn has had a rough week too. Though he is strong, his lungs were giving him problems. God has protected his life by appointing attentive nurses to see his struggle and he was moved quickly into the nursery (similar to the NICU in larger hospitals) He's been on 7 days of antibiotics and oxygen.

The strain of being apart from each other and for most hours, from Finn, watching him and being very helpless to help him (beyond nursing him) has been hard.

Would you pray for us to draw near to God and trust him as we await the final (we hope) round of tests tomorrow? We will find out if we can take him home around lunch time. Even then we have to complete a final night with him to prove his strength and health.

Right now we feel so grateful he is getting better but not sure if we can (or should) get our hopes up of taking him home. We long to be home with him so much.

To read a much more detailed day-by-day account of what we've been going through see Dale's newly created blog on being a father.