Sunday, May 29, 2011

1st bath

Finn's 1st bath wasn't his favorite thing...
but then he was happy once he was all wrapped up...sweet boy @ 1 week old.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

coming home

Finn Riley Collins: 1 day
proud big sister Gwen
Sweet Sawyer & Finn
Carter Lovin' on his new baby brother

Finn Riley Collins...
You are one loved little boy. We are so happy to have you home and in our family to love and hold. You are so sweet and pure. we can't get enough of you . You bring us happiness and joy.
you are perfection!
to pieces!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Finn Riley Collins 5.23.11

Family of 5 waiting to be a family of 6
Sawyer(31/2) Mom, Gwen(2), Carter(5 1/2)
Finn Riley Collins
7lbs 8oz. 19 1/2 inches
born at 12:54am
Finn Riley Collins
Daddy.Finn:: snuggle time
Carter.Finn:: in love

Sawyer.Finn:: proud big brother
Gwen.Finn:: Little miss mommy already
My boys
My mom took the kids to get a present from each of them to bring to me in the hospital. Cute Carter had his own idea of getting me jewelry. My mom said you can get her..earring, a bracelet, a necklace. Carter was dead set on a necklace. He went into the jewelry section at Walmart(: and was dead set on this silver and blue necklace I am wearing. He was so excited and proud of himself. He said, "Mom, you are going to love it!" I thought that was the cutest thing that he came up with the idea and picked it out all by himself. What a guy(; Sawyer got me candy, and Gwen got me flowers. I am one lucky mommy.
Family of 6
its a crazy pic of us, but thats what you get with 4 kids(: love my family

Finn is here!

Finn finally made it! He was born on May 23rd at 12:54am. He is 7lbs 8oz 19.5". Everything is going well. Shelly is tired but doing great!

She's a 10!

12:28... She's a 10. Doctor is coming in. Hopefully we can get Finn in no time!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Come On Finn

11:45pm...Shelly is dilated to a 6.5. She is moving along well!

Epidural & Broken Water

11:00pm... Shelly just got finished up with her epidural and is feeling much better. The only bummer is she can still feel pain in her left side of her stomach when she has contractions. Hopefully the pain killer settles in or it's going to suck for her

Her OBGYN came in and broke her water to keep her moving along. She is still dilated to only a 4. Since her water had been broken her contractions have been banging out like every minute and a half. I think she is progressing well now. Come on Finn!

Slowly But Surely

9:55pm... She is dilated to a 4 with longer harder contractions. Shelly wants to wait until she is a little further along before the epidural. Last time she was given an epidural at a 3 and after the epidural her contractions slowed down and she stopped progressing for a while. She says hey this is my fourth I can handle a little pain, I want this baby out! Not quit sure how these girls handle the pain. I would be throwing in the towel on the 1st contraction saying give me that shot!!


8:30pm... Shelly continues to have contractions and is now dilated to a 3 and 50% effaced. Good Progress!

Moving Along

7:45pm... Contractions remain constant. Shelly has been having contractions pretty regular about every 3 minutes. We just need to keep the progression moving along. Hopefully we get Finn here on May 22nd.

We still haven't decided on a middle name. Finn ??????? Collins. Any suggestions?

Just Started the Pit

Its 6:35pm Shelly is only dilated to a 1 1/2. They put her on Pit to help get her going. She has already started having a few strong contractions but still has a ways. Hopefully she dilates a little more and the doctor will break her water and get the process moving along.

We are Here


Jonathan Collins

Jono here... Shelly was scheduled to be induced this morning, but the Hospital was too full and they said they would call us and if we didn't hear from the hospital by noon than we could call. Shelly was taking a nap and right at 12:00 she woke up. You can tell what is on her mind! Shelly called the Hospital, but they said they were still too busy. They said it wouldn't be until late afternoon that they would have availability. Shelly was going to call at 4pm to see what was up, but at 3:45pm the Hospital called and said to come on over. We are here now! Shelly is just filling out paperwork getting ready to see if she is dilated and hopefully break her water. The Doctor should be in shortly. I will let you know the progress.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

38 weeks!

Here I am at 38 weeks with little Finn! This was a few days ago. I just had a doctors appt. today and he scheduled my induction date for this Sunday 5.22.11 unless he decides to join us before than. I am so anxious, and can not wait!(:

Dear little Finn!
I can not believe that you are almost here! It doesn't seem like too long ago that I found out I was pregnant, and soon after, that you were a boy! At the time it seemed like forever until I was going to be able to meet you, hold you in my arms, kiss you and love you! Here we are only days away until you are physically here in our family! You are going to be so loved and adored by Carter(5 1/2), Sawyer(3 1/2), and Gwen(2)! They have been anticipating you coming out of mommies tummy for a long time! I don't think they realize that in just a few days you are really going to be here! I can not wait to see their faces light up when they see you for the first time in the hospital! Gwen is so excited to have a baby to help take care of! She is going to want to hold you and love you every second of the day! She loves babies, and can't wait until she can help feed you, burp you, get diapers for you, give you a paci, blankie, etc. You are going to be one lucky, spoiled little boy with all the love and attention you will get!
You have been such a sweet and tender part of me for the past 9 months, and will miss the rolling, circus acts, kicking, hiccups, etc. That I feel all throughout my days. But I am so excited to see you and meet you for the first time and have you be apart of my life! I love you little Finn! You are a special little boy...see you really soon.(:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sneak Peak:Gwen's Room

So I have been asked to post pics of my house ever since we moved in. We still have more things here and there to get done, but here is a little sneak peak of Gwen's room. I have more to do to her room, but here is where I am at as of now. I need to add more to her walls, find a cute chair, change out her knobs on her bed, find a cute lamp for the little side table, etc. But for now here is an idea of where I am going with her girly room.