03.09.2010 10 °C
Its been a long while since we last blogged but that's with good reason! We have finally fallen pregnant and delivered into the world a beautiful baby boy. We feel so blessed after 4 long years of wondering if would ever happen again.
Early Sunday morning the contractions began and before I knew labour was in full swing. Just after 11am that same morning Nikolas George Tamati Markotsis was born weighing in at 9 lb 3 oz in excellent health and full of spirit.
His name is very special as with Eleni it has much meaning to us and celebrates his heritage. Nikolas is of course Greek, we also chose it because it is the name day Marty's Grandfather took for his birthday, George is Marty's family name (his middle name, his Dad and G'father's first name etc) and Tamati is a Maori reflecting where he is born, Marty's mother's New Zealand heritage and is Maori for Thomas my G'fathers middle name who is never far from my mind or heart.
Nikolas and Eleni and such a special pairing. Her maternal side is definitely out there however I still can't convince of the value of nappy changing. She is in love with him as much as he is with her and he will follow the sound of her voice as she moves around the room and he loves to hear her sing!
Daddy and Mummy are so very proud. He is a wonderfully natured boy so very settled with giggles and laughter for everyone who wants to share. He truely is an enormous blessing to all of us and we feel so blessed (cant say that enough) to have him in our lives.
Personally I am enjoying the time off school taking stock, pausing and reflecting on the last 2 years ( we really have been in New Zealand for 2 years amazing).
Enjoy the photos, sending our love across the ocean xx