Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Zachariah

I can hardly believe you are 4 years old! We tried unsuccessfuly for 6 years to start our family and almost gave up on our dream and then we were blessed with the gift of you. You gave us hope....

I am so lucky to have my journals to look back on through my journey into motherhood and your pregnancy and birth. I have been going back and reading your journal and reminiscing at the precious written and photographic memories I have of you. Your journal is an Intrinsic Journal and titled 'Cherish'. The front cover says

"It is in both the beauty and mystery of life we are reminded each day is a precious gift to be cherished"

I first found out I was pregnant with you on the 25th October 2006, at that stage your due date was the 28th June 2007. I actually did 5 tests just to make sure it was real. One of the first symptoms I got was backpain and just a feeling that there was something different!

Below is an early journal entry:

You are such a precious gift to me and your dad. Your'e not physically here in the outside world yet but I feel you with me at every moment of my day. You are already loved sooo much. Your mum! x x x

You arrived via emergency ceasarian after 21 hours of labour on the 4th July 2007 at 6:58am weighing 4.025kg and measuring 55.5cm long. You had the cutest button nose, the most gorgeous thick black hair, long fingernails and cute long wrinkly feet. I have loved you from the moment I knew you were mine.

You have been smiling since you were 6 hours old. You have the most amazing smile and infectious laugh, hidden behind your cheeky personality.

You continue to light up my life and are everything a mother could wish for a son.

You are a wonderful big brother who loves dearly and likes to dance and sing with your sisters and make them smile too.

You love to draw - everywhere, enjoy bubble baths and cooking with mummy.

We love you our little spiderman. Happy 4th Birthday Lots of Love Mummy, Daddy, Aisha, Aaliyah and angel kisses from Yasminah x x x x x x


  1. Sarah Stokoe-smithJuly 4, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    He has the most amazing smile :)

  2. Happy Birthday sweet boy :-)

  3. what sweet pictures!
    Happy birthday, handsome boy!