(NEW YORK) — After revealing her harrowing ordeal with her last pregnancy, Tori Spelling is now sharing her precious first moments with baby Finn.
Spelling posted a video of the Aug. 30 arrival of her newborn son, Finn Davey McDermott, on her website Tuesday. Clips show Finn opening his eyes for the first time and Spelling holding him after a painful C-section.
“The pregnancy with Finn was tough, and the fact that in the end we were able to bring a healthy and happy baby into this world means more to me and Dean than we can ever express,” the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star wrote on her blog about herself and husband Dean McDermott. “I’m so thrilled that we have these videos from one of the happiest days of our lives.”
But all was not happy leading up to the birth.
The reality star and mother of four recounted for Good Morning America last year how she suffered from complications that threatened her life and the baby’s.
At 20 weeks, the actress was diagnosed with placenta previa, a condition in which the placenta covers the cervix and causes internal bleeding. She was in the hospital for two and a half months, lying flat on her back, unable to care for her other young children.
“I missed Liam’s preschool graduation, and Ella’s fourth birthday party,” Spelling told GMA in December. “Hattie — when she started to crawl and her first words.”
Now Finn is a healthy 6-month-old baby, and Spelling told GMA, “I appreciate every second more with him.”
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