Saturday, October 6, 2012

Meet Baby Finn + a SALE!!!

So, here is my big fat self at 38 weeks;) I worked up until the end of that week...then decided I'd had enough. I had gestational diabetes this time and had to go to hospital/Dr. appts 3 times a week.
 Couldn't wait to see those tiny feet:)

 My sweet boys:)

That's a lot of feet!!!;)

Meet Finn!!!!!!

The very next week, on Tuesday, Sept. 25th, I started having contractions. They were about 4-5 minutes apart...but nothing too intense. We decided to go to the hospital. They ended up sending me home that night because I wasn't progressing:(
On Thursday, Sept. 27th, I woke up at 2 A.M. with some more intense contractions and other sure signs that I was going into labor. We took the boys to Grandma's and drove to the hospital. We got there around 4 A.M.
The first thing I had them do when I got there was to check my platelet counts. With my previous labor and delivery, my platelet count dropped so low that they wouldn't give me an epidural:( Yep, I had to deliver my 8 lb. 14 oz. baby boy drug free:(
Welp, guess what?? The same thing happened AGAIN:( No epidural. I also found out that my Dr. was NOT on call :'(  Well, they must have felt really bad for me because they called him and he came in for me!!!! Oh, how I LOVE that man!!!! I don't think I would have survived without him:) He and my husband, Chris got me through it and we welcomed our sweet baby boy, Finn into the world.
 Best Dr. in the world!!! <3 So nice to have a Dr. who you know truly cares about you and would go out of his way and take time out of his busy schedule to help you :')...Sorry, I KNOW I look pretty rough in this picture....but I also LOVE this picture because it's so real and looking at it fills my heart with pure JOY. One of the happiest moments of my life:)

 Finn Blue Mense
September 27th
8 lbs. 6 oz. 
19.5 inches
(Incase you're wondering...Blue is my maiden name:)

Little Mr. Finn

 My THREE boys:)

Finn & Daddy

 Going home!!

My sweet boy <3

To celebrate my new little bundle-I am throwing a sale in my TPT store. Enjoy 20% off of all of my products from now until Monday:) Click on the baby boy below to go to my store.


  1. Great blog about the littlest Mense! And his super cool name. I simply love his little beanie with his name on it. And the look on the brothers faces on the photo with the three of them.

  2. Congratulations on your new addition! He's perfect!!...There are several teachers at my school who have three sons. I have three boys also. So welcome to "The Three Boy Club!"

  3. He's beautiful! Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations! He is absolutely precious! Enjoy your time home with him!

    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

  5. All 3 of your boys are absolutely adorable!!!

  6. How sweet. Sorry about the NO DRUGS thing. I think he looks just like Daddy. I wish I could have 3 kiddos but hubby says no.

  7. Congratulations!! He is absolutely adorable! And I don't think that picture makes you look "rough" at all - you are positively glowing. :) I have 3 boys as well & it makes for a noisy but wonderful life - enjoy!!

  8. Congratulations! What a sweet story and what sweet boys you have. I love the creative photos and all the blue shoes.

  9. YAY! Congratulations! And wow- no epidural?! I can't imagine! You are one strong momma! =) So glad to hear everyone else went well! It's so amazing how everything has to be just perfect to have a healthy baby! And all the pictures are beautiful! =) I always love the ones of mom, dad and baby right after! It's such a sweet moment. =) Enjoy your maternity leave with your sweet baby and adorable boys! Congrats again friend!

  10. Finn is so precious! Congratulations!! Enjoy every sweet, precious moment!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  11. Congratulations! What a sweet little face Finn has! I love all of the prebirth pictures, so creative.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  12. Oh, my, you look AMAZING, your entire family is BEAUTIFUL, Finn is PRECIOUS! (The caps were needed to convey my excitement!) I love his name...can't wait to hold him!

  13. Congrats~All 3 of your boys are so adorable!

  14. Congratulations on your newest addition! And thank you for sharing your story with us!

  15. How precious! Congratulations Katie!!! You are a super mom...what a trooper!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  16. Awe - what a CUTIE!!!! Congrats! :-)

  17. Congratulations! He is too precious. I love that little cap with his name on it.

  18. Congrats Katie! Finn is too cute! Enjoy your time with your boys these next few weeks before you have to return to kindergarten craziness!

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  21. He is so beautiful. I love your photos! Enjoy your time with your sweeties!!!

  22. What a little handsome fella! Congrats to you and your family!

    Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

  23. He is adorable! Congratulations!!!!

    Teaching is Terrific

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