Jo and I had spent the past nine months talking about, planning for and dreaming of our sweet babies being born. We talked about the joys and pitfalls of pregnancy whilst briskly walking around near by leafy suburbs, we discussed labour and birth while sipping half strength, skim caps and when having our weekly pedicures, we pontificated over what life would be like once they arrived.
Nothing could prepare us.
This afternoon, I passed the Young Man my iphone after calling Jo's number. Zephie and the birthday boy chatted like old ladies. With a smile on his face, the Young Man asked - "what did you get for your birfday fewix, and what choo doin' now, and where's your daddy, what he doin'" and so on.
The camera was close by and I couldn't resist the opportunity to capture the love on Zephies face. He knows there is nothing like a good mate.
What a blessing it is to have walked the journey of pregnancy and parenthood with my ever beautiful, ever gracious friend Jo.
You are a wonderful mother Jo.
Happy three years of parenthood, you make it look easy and you are still a total fox, just like you were in high school.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FELIX, you exceptionally fabulous child!