It was a big surprise, not only for the doctors, but also for the parents, Cary and Tim Patonai, that after almost giving up family planning, the proud mother gave birth to a child weighing 6.4 kilos.
Finnley became famous in the moments after he was born, as the sisters couldn’t resist making a selfie or two with him. The family was very happy that they had such a wonderful child, but they went through a lot of things until they finally got to where they are now.
Cary had a total of 19 ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs. Before their first child was born, the young mother had an ᴀʙᴏʀᴛɪᴏɴ 17 times, and before Finnley, twice more.
“Two of the ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs were twin pairs. It was a great ᴛʀᴀᴜᴍᴀ for the whole family, especially our older child, Devlen. Every single ʟᴏss broke her little heart,” Mom said.
It is inconceivable how much ᴘᴀɪɴ this family had to face, but they never gave up hope.
But God had other plans. They felt that instead of grieving, it was better to “raise” their grief to joy and eventually receive the worthwhile reward. There was no stroll during the pregnancy, because by the 34th week, the baby had already gained 5 kg.
Cary’s doctor said Finnley was the only 6-kilo baby she had in the world during her 27-year medical practice. “Finnley was a little celebrity at the hospital. Nurses and doctors were non-stop talking about him,” his mom said.
The Patonai family is infinitely happy. They are incredibly happy that such a miracle doll was born! God actually gave them a huge reward. “The reward came in a big package” after a lot of ʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴀᴄʜᴇ!
“He is worth every ounce of ᴘᴀɪɴ, ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ, and tears shed,” said Patonai. “He is such a good sweet baby. I am so grateful everything ended on such a great positive side.”