After 23 hours of natural labor, Matthew Walter Finney was born at 2:23 on the morning of October 14, 2008. He is completely healthy and is looking great. He was 9 lb 1 oz in weight and 20.5 inches long. Jenny is healthy, too (though sore and tired).
He joins his big brother, Douglas, in being born at the same hospital, though his entry is much less traumatic. We’re very excited to be able to room in with Matthew for a couple of days and to get to know him and teach him how to nurse.
Jenny was very, very impressive. We came to the hospital after her water broke, and Matthew was born 23 hours later. In order to be able to have the best chance possible to breastfeed successfully, Jenny decided not to have help with inducing, an epidural, or any other painkillers. I have never been more impressed with anyone than I was of her last night.
I have uploaded pictures of Matthew to http://matthewfinney.shutterfly.com/.