“We are so excited to announce the birth of the newest member of the McDermott family!” Tori wrote on her site yesterday, along with a too-sweet-for-words picture of little Finn’s hand clutching her index finger.
Earlier that day, Tori also shared a wonderful gallery, “My Baby Bump Shots,” chronicling the beauty of her pregnancies with Liam, Stella and Hattie as well as Finn, along with adorable new-baby shots. (It’s a tradition for the McDermotts to pose lying on a bed with all their feet, big and tiny, lined up.) Tori has been encouraging pregnant women to celebrate their bodies and show their bumps; she’s even created a slogan and hashtag, #bumpproud.
For his part, Dean wrote a touching and heartfelt letter to his son shortly before the baby’s delivery.
“Well, it’s the night before your entrance into this crazy, whacky, amazing world full of joy, good times, bad times, love, loss, friends and foes – and that’s just your brothers and sisters!” he began. “…Mom and Dad are a bit kooky too – that’s just how we roll. Not to worry, we’ll grow on you after a while. So strap on your onesie, it’s going to be a wild ride.”
Dean goes on to wonder what his new child will be like (“Will you be the sensitive one? The rocket scientist? The athlete? The president?”) and whether it will be a boy or girl (as with Hattie, the couple chose not to find out the gender). He’s eager to do all the things that are part of being a loving dad – from wiping away tears to offering encouragement and protection.
Then he concludes:
I’ll be there first. For you. With all my love and devotion, I will fight tooth and nail to give you the wonderful life you deserve. Because you have made my life wonderful beyond my dreams by being my child, a little angel that has found your mother and I and blessed our lives with beauty and grace. I will give you my last breath, as you have given me my first.
I love you. See you soon.
Are you sniffling yet? I sure am.
Congratulations to the happy family of six!
[Photos: via PacificCoastNews.com]
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