Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Finn O'Neil Krauss is the newest member to join our little family!  Here's the story- I'll try to keep it short! I was a week overdue with Finn when the doctor decided I should probably come in for an induction...I was initially hesitant because of how our experience went last time with Miles and being induced, but knew that since I was overdue my chances of things going better this go-round were higher.  The induction was scheduled for sometime Thursday the 26th, and the Labor/Delivery nurse was supposed to call us to come in as soon as they had an opening.  They told us to be ready as early as 5:00 in the morning for a phone call.  Well apparently Thursday was the day that all pregnant women in Salt Lake City decided to go into labor, so my induction was put on the back burner until they had a bed for us at the hospital.  We finally got a call at eight in the evening to come in.  By ten thirty the doctor had broken my water, and I immediately started having strong contractions.  I lasted about an hour with those then got  my epidural, which was awesome!  After that, the nurse told me to get some sleep while my body prepared for delivery...I could feel the contractions when they came, but didn't have pain.  It was amazing.   By about seven that morning I was dilated to a ten and ready to push, which took all of about 45 minutes. Finn was born weighing in at 7 pounds 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long.  He is the CUTEST little guy! I can't believe how much he looks like Miles did when he was born.  And I can't believe I'm a mom to two adorable little's the best thing in the world.  Miles quite likes his "Little Finn" and it's fun to see him hold and kiss him.  I just know they're gonna be great friends! 

The recovery this time has been amazing.  I can't believe how much easier it's been to get up and get around than it was with the c-section.  It's been difficult juggling two kids at home, but fun at the same time.  The hardest part has been not being able to give Miles the undivided attention he's used to getting, but for the most part he's handling things really well.  Finn has such a sweet little personality, and doesn't even get upset over things (so far!)  He's been a joy to have in our home.  Welcome to our family, Baby Finn!