Finn’s First Headshot



I posted this photo of baby Finn’s sweet little head on Instagram the other day, and I couldn’t resist sharing it again. I can’t believe how in love I am with this tiny little man. He perfectly completes our family, and I can’t begin to tell you how lucky Dean and I feel that he found us.

Also, I love how Finn’s entire head fits into the palm of Dean’s hand! Finn is so lucky to have such an amazing and loving dad, and I am the luckiest lady in the world to have Dean as my husband. Speaking of how incredible Dean is… did you see the beautiful letter that he wrote to Finn the night before he was born? It is one the most heartfelt, loving things I have ever read, and completely melted my heart.

And of course, I’ll be writing tons of blogs about welcoming Baby Finn into the family, so stay tuned. Is there anything in particular you’d like to know about little Finn? Any specific blog requests? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do!


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  • Donna Aumack

    T, I love that you explained how you and Dean chose your children’s names. How did you come up with Finn? It just fits so perfectly! Congrats : )

  • Lemon Meringue

    Precious Pic! There is something about a tiny little baby head and those feathery little hairs … SIGH!!

    My question to you: after delivering four babies you can hardly say your a novice in motherhood. But no doubt this little bundle of joy will make you discover something new about yourself: as a mother, as a woman, as a wife, as a … whatever. Is there something new that you found out about yourself after the arrival of Finn?

  • Carrie Adam

    What a precious picture. Is Finn your smallest baby? My children were 9 lbs and 8 lbs. I think their heads were double the size of Finn’s. :) How are you feeling? A lot of women have said that the first c-section is the worst, but I disagree. Are you finding that the recovery is much smoother and quicker with each delivery? I noticed that each of your boys have four letter names and your girls six letters. Did it just work out that way? Take care.

  • Christine Cannon

    I can’t resist wondering after seeing your previous house hunting on your show, have you yet relocated again? I remember Liam and Stella were going to share a room back when Hattie was on the way. Did you move to another bigger house now that two more little ones joined your family?

    Blessings to all of you, it’s so nice to watch your family grow in love and family members. And helps us reminisce when our babies were little too. Hope you can savor these beautiful early days with your newest arrival.

    All my best,


  • heathur dollar

    Congrats Tori, Dean, Liam, Stella, Hattie and now Finn! Family is such a wonderfully wonky ride! I look forward to watching your family grow. Thank you for sharing such intamite memories with us.

  • CarrieAn13

    What a beautiful picture! I absolutely love his name! I look forward to reading more about your precious new little one and your entire family. Thank you for sharing with all of your fans. Congratulations to you & your family.

  • Nicole Brubaker

    Such a sweet picture. have a wndermus day with all your little ones!

  • Emily Beebe

    Will he be on Home Sweet Hollywood?? Can’t wait for another season 😉


  • Rachel Jacobs

    What a lovely pic. Thanks so much for sharing! I remember reading when you and Dean got married that you wanted to have a hockey team size family…you are on your way :)

  • Emily Goodman

    Can’t wait to see which parent he looks like!!!! Each one of your children has a specific nickname… Liam-Monkey, Stella- Buggie, Hattie-Cat, what will Finn’s be??? I called my firstborn Monkey as well and my newest addition is Boogie. Can’t wait to find out what cute nickname you have in store for your newest addition! Much love and can’t wait watch this one grow as I have with the rest! My daughter <3's Liam. I believe she's as addicted to watching you guys as I am!

  • Kiara Ramirez

    what a sweet, sweet baby head, I just want to kiss it! what’s Finn’s pet name? fish comes to my mind. Can’t wait to see his face. I would like to know how did you pick his name, I know his middle name is your middle name, how come none of them is a Dean, I love Dean’s name! Congratulations again, there is nothing like the first couple of weeks after you bring your baby home, well I never had a c-cection so that might be a little different. Enjoy you baby Finn.

  • Mari Havn

    I am soooo happy for you,dean,liam,stella and hattie.
    How did you and dean find Finn’s name ?
    And do you now if you and dean are going to have a new baby in the future?:)))
    When are we going to see baby finn’s face…? <3 I realy wonder how he look like!!!!
    Which stroller is your favorit? 😀

    Love you so much Tori <3<3
    Love Mari

  • doreen porzio

    Awww, such an adorable pic!! Finn’s head just fits in Dean’s hand so perfectly!! Dean is such an AMAZING Dad & husband to you!! As I have said to you before, I am so truly happy for you Tori, and Dean! The whole entire Family!! Dean’s letter was the sweetest and very endearing!!…. I would love to know how Finn is doing as far as sleeping and how often is he feeding? Just wondering! Any different than your others, especially Hattie Cat? (your last) Did you give him a little nick name yet? I can’t wait to hear anything you want to tell us about him!! Is he very alert in his surroundings?… I know it’s early, but those are the things we all probably would like to hear? Are the kids just loving him up?? … I personally can’t wait to see who he looks like??….. I also can’t wait for your show “Tori and Dean Home Sweet Hollywood” to start again!! I am jonesing bad for it! LoL!! ….. Enjoy Baby Finn and your beautiful family!! You have so much Love in your hearts!! Such a Wonderful Thing!! …. Keep us posted!! Love and Hugs :))

  • Brooke Kulzer

    Congratulations on completing your family. Love watching you and your family. Plan to have the show come back? How do you make sure lil Hattie adjusts well to being a big sister when she is still so little?

  • Lauren Fox

    Beautiful! The first pet name that came to mind for me is Bo…as in Finnian’s Raibow!

  • Possum

    I just want to see you all on Home Sweet Holllywood again!

  • Alexa Flowers

    ^^^ Agreed. :)

  • Lori Rodriguez

    Does he have that new born head smell? :) Was it a planned C-section or did your water break on its own? I have 3 kiddos. My younger two are “MexiRican Twins” LOL They are 11 months apart and the way their birthdays fell, they get to be in the same grade level at school. :)

  • Shantel McFeeters

    Congrats on the sweet new addition. I was wondering if you had any tips for recovery after c-section especially when you have little ones at home already. I am going to have my second c-section and I already have a two year old running around. How did you do it?

  • Whitney Last name

    Congratulations on the new little one! I have to tell you that you and Dean and the entire family are an inspiration to me!! I have twin boys who are 4 years old and I must say that I definitely look up to your parenting style! I hope one day I will find my “Dean” and live happily ever after like you all! Your family is beautiful! Keep on keepin on!!

  • Sandy Blair

    Congratulations again Tori @ Dean. So happy for you. I love Finn’s name. What color are his eyes. He is a little guy but will gain quickly. How are you feeling. Is Nanny Patsy still helping out. Take Care . Sandy

  • PJS Mom

    So happy for you and your new little addition! What a perfect blend you now have. You are an inspiration to so many mothers like me with your parenting, crafting and love for life! Please update us on how coping with a family of 4 is and how you are finding time for everyone in the family. Love you and your family. God has truly blessed you!

  • Susan Grayson

    Congratulations Tori and Dean! So glad you have two boys and two girls and now you have even. How are your kids take it? How did Liam react when he found out that he got a little brother? Just wondering. Have you decided a nickname for Finn yet for example you named Liam “Monkey”, Stella “Buggy” and Hattie “The Cat”?

    Take care and hugs & love,


  • Erin Finney

    CONGRATS!! I LOVE the name.. I always wanted to name my son Finn, but then I married Mr. Finney and Finn Finney would just be mean! :o)

  • Pam Seman

    omgosh, nothing sweeter than a tiny, soft, little bit of hair on it, smells like a baby, head. Can’t wait to see a family photo. loved dean’s letter. Yes, you are a lucky lady and he is every bit as lucky… what a beautiful family you’ve made, tori 😉

  • Pam Seman

    LOL, at Erin, cute :) and when they call out by last name first Finny fin 😛

  • Jeanne Tutt

    awwww looks like a little dean head!

  • Bernadette Solorio V.

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I love his wee little name; Finn! Little Finn, Big Finn…it will follow him through his life.

  • ilene schonhaus

    Every child brings a new dynamic to a family you are all blessed to have eachother. Now your puzzle is complete. I look forward seeing you share your beautiful family with all of us who love and admire all of you. Thank you for have such a beautiful spirit.

  • Trina Leslie

    Hi Tori! Congratulations on another beautiful baby! What I would like to know is… how has the addition of each child in your family impacted you the most as a mom? As a celebrity? As a wife?

  • ilene schonhaus

    oops edit one word..lol Having!

  • Jordan Yaworski

    So beautiful! What a great head of hair:))) I was wondering why you guys move so much, and is it stressful having to move with 3–now 4!!–kids?

  • Lindi Mccaffrey

    I wouldl love to hear your thoughts about sleeping: Do you co-sleep at all or are you able to keep all 4 kids out of your bed. If so, how?

  • Sharon Kruschen

    I would like to know if you are breastfeeding and is it easy for you? Do you make your own baby food? At what age do you sleep train?

  • Kris Kush

    Tori it is an honor to be “part of” your life.Thank you for sharing with your fans.I think that you are a fantastic mother and have four beautiful children.You have truely been blessed :)

  • Lily M

    You have been blessed with a wonderful family! It’s so nice to see that the perfect family does exist. Congratulations!

  • kuhn

    Hi Tori, Congratulations on the birth of your son Finn, what a blessing a new child is!

    With each child comes a new set of challenges. How do you handle spending quality time with each child? and in retrospect would you still have wanted to have Hattie and Finn so close together? My boys are 2 years apart and I found that stressful at times! lol

    Thanks for always making my family “laugh & smile” at your beautiful family =)

  • Myeleah

    Tori, I would love to hear stories of how the three other kids are adjusting to Finn. You have 3 “helpers”!! The photo is very sweet. Looking forward to seeing his adorable little face! *hint hint* Enjoy this special time.

  • Myeleah

    WOW, I just read Dean’s letter to Finn, OMGosh! What a beautiful letter. Someday Finn will read that, keep it, & cherish it for life! Awesome, priceless gift!!! Thank you for sharing it with everyone. It was the highlight of my day & touched my heart so deeply!

  • Mary Lazaridis

    Hi tori,

    i love how you say Finn chose you guys, sounds to me youre quite spiritual. my question to you is, do you do any fitness (being a mum of 4 i would understand this would be hard to squeeze in) also do you meditate or yoga? if so what are your favourites? and one more question (sorry) how do you maintain such a great body? do you follow a particular diet or is it you genes? 😉

    thanks and congratulations


  • Maria Aliotti

    Congratulations Tori, Dean, & family! Finn is one lucky little boy. I was wondering where his name came from? It’s beautiful :)

  • Joanna Dury

    I’ve just read Dean’s letter to Finn. I had tears in my eyes, it was just beautiful to read. Love to your whole family x

  • Lis

    Congratulartions on your sweet boy! Thank you for sharing Dean’s letter. It was touching.

  • Patty Carr

    Many blessings to baby Finn and the whole McDermott family! I’d like to hear about the process you and Dean go through when choosing names for your children. It’s difficult to find names that are unique, but not weird, as well as names that go well with each other. Your children have beautiful names!

  • Manda Wakeman

    tori, i truly admire you. you are everything i always hoped i would be as a mother & person! ironically, 5 years ago when i was pregnant…the girl name i had picked out was stella…but when i was told i was carrying i boy, i chose the name finn! its such a great name (like all of your kids names)…my brother recently named his daughter lottie…similar to hattie! great minds! i would wish you good luck, but this ain’t your first rodeo! you’re fantastic!

  • Sarah Robinson

    Hey T! I adore you and your lovely family and so very excited you got another little boy! :-) I have 3 boys and one little girl. My youngest 2 are 14 months apart! My question to you is, how are YOU adjusting to being a mom of 4, 2 of which are VERY close in age! Everyone always seems to “on the outside” make it look easy, they say “once you have 2, it is easy from there” and I just did NOT find that true! HA! It was hard, I cried alot, I never slept, I felt like a let down to one kid or the other all the time! My youngest is now 3 and it is a million times better now than even a year ago, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my life now!! But for those first 2 yrs, it seemed I was loosing my mind! Like I made a mistake in having 4 kids and how could it be a mistake, because I was always told, “God will NOT give you more than you can handle” So I would tell myself, I can handle this then! I have always called my life “Blessed Chaos”, because it is competly chaotic at times, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! So, My question is, How are you handling it, truthfully, the good, the bad and the ugly! :-)

  • Beth J

    My sweet baby Finn (10 weeks today) welcomes yours!

  • liz r


    Congrats on your newest little man! I just had my first little guy, Henry, and am so in love. He definetly “chose” us. Just wanted to tel you that the name Finn was on our list of possible names for our little one. I still love that name! Hope you are feeling good and you have a swift recovery.

  • vermonter35

    Welcome Finn and Congratulations to You All, What a precious little head he has and we can not wait to see the precious little face. I bet he will be well loved. I like his name.

  • annie kraft

    Congrats to you and Dean & family! How perfertly complete you are as a family!