I just cannot believe how perfectly Finn has fit into our family! Maybe because he's the third baby and he doesn't have a choice but also probably because he is such a content, peaceful baby that unless he's hungry or mid nappy change we barely know he's there!
Although in saying that, he is not getting left alone for one minute - between the girls wanting to cuddle and kiss him all day long and me making the most of every sleepy newborn cuddle I can get, this baby is barely ever put down!
This time around, post partum has been quite different. Because we were in Level 3 lockdown when Finn was born, no one was able to come and visit us at the birthing centre, or once we got home. It wasn't until he was 2 weeks old that we were allowed to have people come to see us.
Finn is so far a very easy baby. He feeds differently to the girls - he is much more paced so he takes longer to have a full feed but unlike the girls, he manages to keep it down which is such a huge bonus after having 2 extremely spewy babies who would projectile vomit milk after almost every feed!
The other huge difference between Finn and the girls is nappy changing time! Changing a boy requires a whole different technique to changing a girl. I've been covered in wee more times in the last month than I had the entire 4 years of being a parent so far!
He is also a good little sleeper so far. During the first week we had a few nights where he was cluster feeding from 11pm until 4am which was exhausting to say the least, but once we got his days and nights sorted, he moved back to the big feeds between 5 or 6pm and 10 or 11pm which was much more manageable!
We had a big adventure when he was 7 weeks old - right before Christmas my appendix burst which put me (and Finn & Josh!) in hospital for a few days. It was a pretty awful experience for me but Finn was such a champion! He didn't miss a beat and just carried on feeding, sleeping and being a happy little baby even stuck inside the same room for a few days!
He started trying to smile from about 4 weeks and by the time he hit 2 months he was full of smiles!
The girls love him, we love him and we already can't imagine life without Finn!