Finn's 3 month old update

The first three months of Finn’s life have shot past me at lightning speed. I was so busy just keeping my two kids alive and making sure I remembered to feed them, I didn’t have time to notice how much Finn had grown! Then we visited my family and had a chance to meet the new cousin, who was just a few days old. It was then that we all took notice of the beefy baby Finn had become! He was less than three months…Continue Reading “Finn | 3 Months”

Finn's 2 Month Update - Featured Image

This month seemed to speed by. It was characterized by growth spurts and the resolution of things that were confusing during that first month. He spit up less, he learned to latch better and seemed to grow more accustomed to the outside world. At his 2-month well visit (which actually occurred around 10 weeks) his growth was crazy! Here are the stats from that visit: Height: 25″ (%92) Weight: 14 lb. 14 oz. (%93) Head Circ:16.75″ (%95) This month also brought Finn’s first laugh, a…Continue Reading “Finn | 2 Months”

Master Finn - One Months Update Photos

During the first month I was transported back to “new parent” status, terrified of each new thing that seemed different or unexplained and trying to do my best to relearn the process of taking care of a brand new baby. Finn’s belly button was different and he sneezed more and grunted more and had crazy projectile vomiting. The first month we tried to come up with strategies to improve what seemed to be some re-flux. If I laid him flat on his back he would…Continue Reading “Finn | 1 Month”

41 weeks pregnancy update postpartum and recovery

I didn’t make it to 40 weeks after all! I decided I wanted to take a photo with Finn that fit with my weekly belly update theme. I tried to make him look like a “belly” the way the cool people on Pinterest do it, but… FAIL! I won’t say too much up here because I have already shared Finn’s “intro” blog entry as well as his birth story, so please check those out if you’re interested. I just thought it would be fun to…Continue Reading “Belly Day | 41 Weeks”

Finns official going home shirt - birth story

  As the day for Finn’s birth drew near, I tried to imagine how everything would unfold. I only had one other pregnancy/birth to reference, but I also knew that every experience is different, just as we are all unique souls. Like the title says, this was Finn’s story, not mine, so it was just a matter of waiting to see what God had in store for us. With my first birth experience, everything happened just the way I thought it was supposed to, beginning with one…Continue Reading “Finn’s Birth Story”

baby announcement Finn Cassidy Tarchala - modern hipster baby onsie and leg warmers

Here it is, his official birth announcement! Finn Cassidy Tarchala, born April 30, 2015 Weight: 9.0 lb | Length: 21 inches He was not quite a week old and just being his adorable self in these pictures. Finn and I both woke up early on the morning I took these photos, he was wide awake and happy and I was about to embark on my first day at home alone with both boys! It was a special moment with my new baby and with both my…Continue Reading “Welcome Master Finn”