Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Happy Third Birthday Zephiebomb

Darling Boy. Energetic, larger than life, determined, spirited, Darling Boy. You were pink and oh so juicy when I first laid my eyes on you, your mouth was wide open and your cry sounded like the sweetest harmony. As soon as you were visible, everyone in the room remarked at both your size and strength. I craned my neck as the nurses rubbed you down, ensuring I didn't miss a second of your very new life. Once you were clean, warm and your Dadda had cut the umbi cord, we connected for the first time. You and I, skin to skin. There you lay, eyes closed - exhausted from your journey.

When I went into recovery it was the longest hour of my life - If I had the strength I would have run to the hospital room where you were nestled into your daddas chest. It was with the sting of salty tears in my eyes that you and I were finally reunited. With blurry vision I witnessed the unbreakable bond between a parent and child.  You and your dad.  My husband and OUR baby. There you both were, completely in love.

You slept so soundly on my chest that first night and I had an overwhelming sense that I would never want you to be further away than that. You could stay there, for your whole life.






First born baby boy- watching you grow has been more fun that a million Parisian adventures.












I pray that your thirst for life never dries, that you always question, that you are loyal and strong in all the right ways yet tender and flexible too. May you seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly for all of your days. 
May you know God.

You are a treasure chest, my boy (full of marshmallows).

34 comments:

  1. Wow! First commenter.

    Happy Birthday Zeph! Hope you had a fabulous day little dude.

    Well written Em. It's so hard to believe they were ever that small. xxx

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  2. oh happiest day sweet boy. I told Che about your special birthday gift...he's keen to jump the fence and have a go! See you soon x

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  3. Happy birthday spunky Zephie - you have been born into the most wonderful of families. Hope your day is full of fun, laughter, cake and love x

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  4. I hope that he had a fabulous birthday, bet it was lots of fun.

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  5. Just lovely. Happy Birthday little man.

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous memories. Happy Birthday Zephiebomb

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  7. Easily as delicious as a marshmallow. Happy days to your sweet boy. x

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  8. Some gorgeous pics there Em. Happy Birthday to Zeph, he is such a good looking little man. xx

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  9. What a wonderful post. A very happy birthday to Zeph from the UK x

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  10. Just love how you speak the love of your family
    Happy days

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  11. Happy birthday gorgeous boy x

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  12. So beautiful... Happy Birthday handsome boy! And happy 3 years of mamahood Beet Beet (and Dave!) xx

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  13. what a beautiful post! Happiest of birthdays little dude! Loveeeee the photos.. Em you look so different with long hair! I love your shorter crop. I shall stop rambling now.
    Angie x
    p.s marshmallows are the bees knees.

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  14. Beautifully put Em!! Love the how you quote Micah 6v8:) That was my 'motto' when I was a 'calvinette' (part of our church's kids club) ...such a true, important verse for us to follow too. If only we could all try do this eh!
    x

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  15. Happy happy day Zeph! What a gorgeous baby you were and what a gorgeous boy you've become. Lovely words as ever Em xxxx

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  16. You, him, this story and photos... so precious. Happy birthday xo

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  17. Oh Em, there you go and make me cry! Goosebumps reading those beautiful, heartfelt words that I'm sure would strike a chord with any Mama when thinking about her own child. LOVE all the pics, so precious and beautiful. You're a gorgeous Mama and you've made a delightful little boy there with your lovely hubby. Happy Birthday to your Zephie, hope he had the most marvellous of days xoxo

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  18. Oh gorgeous boy happy birthday! He is such an angel, a fiesty, spririted life loving BOY!!! OOO squeezy hugs from across the globe. Happy 3 years mamahood to you too Em. You look beautiful in these pics. xx

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  19. April 3rd is a very good day to have a birthday.

    Happy birthday to your beautiful boy :)

    Nina xxx

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  20. Ah, what a post. Just lovely. Happy Birthday to your boy, he is gorgeous. Gillian xx

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  22. Gorgeous post Em, you captured what motherhood is all about perfectly.
    Happy birthday little man!

    Rach x

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  23. Oh my. Such cuteness and a lovely birthday tribute. Seeing those early pics gave me little shivers. Those first moments are so precious. Thank goodness for cameras-- we can keep reliving it over and over. Happy Birthday wee one! xo

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  24. What a wonderful story for your son to read when he is old enough. The love you feel for him is palpable. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures as well. He was one cute babe! Happy Birthday, little man!

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  25. Happy Birthday, Zeph. Love you guys.

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  26. What precious photos - I especially love the one of Zeph next to his dad as he reads the newspaper.
    Happy birthday little guy!
    Ronnie xo

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  27. Hip hip hooray for the birthday boy! I love that photo of him, as what, a two day old baby lying on someone one's legs with what is already clearly a cheeky little grin! So cute. Kellie xx

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  28. hello.. :-)
    My goodness your pictures above are divine.. :-)..I just found your blog, though a link that turned into a link :-)...think I might stay a while and have a look around... :-)

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  29. Happy birthday little dude! I can't believe he is only 3...for some reason I thought he was turning 5??

    Beautiful photos Em. I can't get enough of these baby photos. xx

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  30. Oh so so beautiful Em, the words and photos. Hope he had a great day. x

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  31. I know I'm late with this but.... Happy Birthday Zeph! Beautiful pictures. It's amazing looking back on a child's journey. Hope you had an amazing day. x

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  32. Such heartfelt words, a truly beautiful post.
    Happy 3 years to your gorgeous boy.
    x

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  33. Made me a bit teary! You are totes beautiful lady. ;)

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em