Our first time together as a family of four flew by. Soon it was nearing bedtime, & we had to say our goodbyes. I was incredibly sad to see Liam go. In fact, I asked my midwife about being discharged as soon as possible, but that was going to be in the middle of the night, so we decided to get some sleep & wait until the morning. That was my first night away from Liam, and it was a bit tough on us both.
When morning came, we had a few hiccups causing us a delayed discharge (more on this another time). So instead of bringing Finn home in time for breakfast, Nana & Liam came back to the hospital. And while Liam had technically already met Finn, this was still a big moment... he was finally going to be able to hold his baby brother! Liam had been talking about this for weeks leading up to the birth! I could not wait to see my littlest in the arms of my big grown up toddler! And that first holding did not disappoint! Liam was excited, yet gentle & calm. Watching Conor place Finn in Liam's arms made my heart burst! I have never witnessed so much love! I couldn't take my eyes off of all three of my boys!
Brothers. Something that I just love saying! I see so much of Liam in Finn. I hope they grow up with a fierce bond & love for one another. Liam already can't wait for Finn to be able to hold onto a car. He tries to see if Finn can do it on a daily basis! Their relationship is constantly growing. There has been no jealousy or animosity at all. I had suspected this would be the case, but it was still a relief to see how well Liam accepted Finn into the family. If anything, Liam is a little too obsessed with Finn; he's overly affectionate. He wants to constantly give him kisses or hold his hand, even if Finn is sleeping, or eating, or upset. He probably gives out a good hundred kisses a day. Sometimes he have to tell Liam to step back or to give Finn some space, which makes for a sad Liam. "But I just want to kiss him..." It breaks my heart & is frustrating all at the same time! But Finn already adores Liam too! His little eyes will track Liam all over the room; he is so curious about what big brother is up to. I can only imagine all the fun this ahead for these two boys!
And while this post was mostly about the boys, I still had to share this sweet photo of Finn & his Nana! She was there for all these first moments too, and we were happy to have her share in all the joy! Finn has no idea how lucky he is to have her!!!