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South Africa
My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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28 January 2013

He is HERE and we are HOME!

I cannot even begin to tell you how overwhelmed with joy and thankfulness my heart feels to be able to write to you today that "Our son is HERE and we are HOME with him!". It has been the most incredible few days! Thank you so much to every precious person who has prayed for us and encouraged us throughout our entire journey over these last 17 months. We are bubbling with joy to introduce you to our beloved Gabriel Robinson.
As you can imagine we have hundreds of photo's of this little cutie pie, but they are all loaded on Proud Daddy's computer. I just have a couple to post today as little one sleeps and I tear my eyes away from his cuteness for a quick few moments to share his big arrival. The above picture was taken about an hour and a half after his birth, after his first birth. Gosh! This precious boy has some serious vocal capacity when it comes to bath time :0) Other than that he is so very peaceful and content. We just adore him! 
He is by far the biggest baby we have ever had. He weighed in at 3.44kgs and is 52cm long. Having said that, he is still so tiny in our arms and we are soaking in every moment of his 'newborness'. I'm all too aware of how quickly they grow! So if I'm not too chatty over the next little while, you know that this besotted mommy is cooing over her precious little boy :0) 
So here are a few pics of his birth.
 My first cuddle! It was surreal to have this special skin-to-skin time with our boy. Forever special memories!
 Do you think we could possibly smile any bigger?! I love how Brett's eyes are dancing with delight! What an amazing husband and daddy He is. I love him so much!
 This is what a relieved and overjoyed mommy looks like :0)
 Newborn precious feet.
 He scored 9 and 10 for Apgar tests ... just like his big brother did. 

 I still want to cry when I remember seeing these 2 beautiful brave sisters meeting their second little brother for the first time. They were simply in awe and it was love at first sight. 
 Tianna and Gabe :0)
Leelee and Gabe :0)
 Daddy and Gabe :0)
 Our happy family :0) I just KNOW that our Zaccie got to see it all and giggle in joy with us.  
Happy mommy and daddy bringing our son home into his nursery. Overjoyed!
Thanking you all once again for delighting with us at this momentous time in our lives. 
All our love xxx
Brett, Janine, Tianna, Angelee, Zac and Gabriel


Momof3girls said...

Congratulations! He's absolutely beautiful!

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

CONGRATS Robinson family - he is absolutely gorgeous!! So so proud of you and so happy for you all - enjoy every moment x

Dardi said...

I have thought of you so many times over the last few days envisioning that wonder of having a newborn in your arms! The pictures are beautiful...thanks for sharing your miracle!!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh that is WONDERFUL news!! He's perfection! Congratulations to your entire family. Such a sweet little blessing.


Maritsa Appollis said...

I just LOVE all the photos!! You all look exactly as i would imagine: shining with peace and overflowing with joy :) Gabe is such a precious and beautiful little baby, and i agree about Zac; he's definitely enjoying every minute of watching his baby brother coming into this big world :)

Momof3girls said...

Congratulations! He is very handsome!
Blessings to you all.

EJN said...

How wonderful! CONGRATULATIONS and the Lord bless you and your newest little one.
Blessings and Joy,

Denise Malafaia Cerqueira said...


Hallelujah, hallelujah!
God is good and his love endures forever.
Everything is beautiful: the baby, mommy, daddy older sisters ... and sure enough, Zac ... standing with eyes brilahntes hows you all there. You can see the joy beaming eyes of you, dear Janine!
Congratulations to you all!
Father always surprises us. His love goes beyond, hallelujah!
God is perfect and everything He does is perfect like Him
I will always be here praying and hoping that you will be very happy!
"This was the day that the Lord has prepared for you. Rejoice always and rejoice in it."
Grace and peace!
With love in Christ,

His sister Denise

Anonymous said...

How blessed you are!

Jo's Corner said...

Congratulations to the entire Robinson family! Take your time enjoying this precious time with your Beautiful baby Boy. He is such a precious boy. Much Love ~ Jo

rosedel said...

Oh hooray! I am so so happy that he has arrived!

Cynthia said...

I have been away from my computer and missed your announcement but was sooo happy to see that your precious baby boy is here! :) Congrats and my deepest love to your family!