Well, Finn is Five and loving every frolicking moment.
His fervent desire to run, have fun and feast are forever present in his follies.
Forever friendly to all friends or foes, he fantasizes of flying through all of his fantastic features.
For his fervor is fantastic even at his worst.
Today at 11:57 pm, my boy Finn was born 5 years ago! He was the 2nd child and brother to his 14 month old sister.
We welcomed him into the world with a fairly uneventful labor. He was 2 weeks early and ready to join us. He weighed in at 9 lbs 9 ounces to outweigh his sisters birth weight by over 2 lbs!
He has blessed us with the needed testosterone! He cannot stop kissing, hugging, and loving on all of us all of the time. He sometimes cannot help himself, but to "love" us a bit too hard. Kissing us with vengeance. I'll take it any day!
I have always thought of things that described each child at birth. For Finn...there were a couple of words:
Loyal - I knew from moment one he connected with our family and it's loyalties!
Kind - His inner spirit is kind to all, especially his sisters. He is still, always thinking of others.
I also knew, that different from his sister, Finn had stolen my heart in that single moment of holding him on my chest for the first time. I knew in that moment..that he had taken a piece of my heart that I would never get back. I knew he might break it, but that it would never be irreparable.
Man I love this boy. He sure reminds us of my Brother Zach. He even has a slight lisp, just as my brother did. You can count his ribs from all angles and he will stop moving almost always for a 'smooch'!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FINN!
Written by Alicia Overby - Founder & President of Baby Elephant Ears
Alicia is wife, mother, and creator of Baby Elephant Ears. Baby Elephant Ears was created out of parental concern, not financial desire. In 2005, when their second child was an infant, he cried all the time and just couldn't seem to get comfortable.
After seeking advice and suggestion from the medical community and alternative medicine, they eventually ended up in the chiropractors office where their baby was successfully treated for a subluxation, discomfort most likely the result of the strain during labor, which was now being exacerbated by the normal lack of infant neck strength. Only proper neck, head, and back alignment would offer him relief. When they couldn't find a product to give their baby the necessary support, Alicia took matters into her own hands and crafted her own infant support pillow. The first Baby Elephant Ears was born!
For more information, visit www.babyelephantears.com.