Tuesday, September 6, 2011

HalleluYAH (Praise to YAH!) Ezekiel is here!!!

Ezekiel Qelevuki was born on Monday night at 11.44pm in the water at home surrounded by our loving family, our beautiful MIDWIFE HAZEL, my gorgeous friend AND PHOTOGRAPHER MELL MALLIN who took these incredibly precious shots for us! My beautiful sil made it not long after the birth and supported us incredibly leading up to it and after it with the kids. My parents were also present which was an incredible blessing, reading scriptures aloud, praying over me and helping out in wonderful ways!
I'll be back down the track with a bit more of the birth story but in brief, it lasted 34 mins from first contraction to birth, he was born 8 pounds 6 oz (my biggest bubba yet!) and was 52 cm long.
Here are some of the birth shots...
My amazing and supportive Brett...










Our first family photo with all 7 of us!

It was such a wonderful experience!
I am SO enjoying being at home.
We've respectfully asked for no visitors at this time so we can just get to know our precious little addition more and I think because of that I am even more relaxed than ever!!!
Praise Yah! He is so FAITHFUL!!!
Please check out HOW MELL SHARED ABOUT THE BIRTH ON HER BLOG.
Thank you for all your prayers, kind wishes and words of support.
Will be back with more another time.
Much love to you all,

43 comments:

Heidi said...

Many congrats, Lusi! Enjoy your babymoon!

Channi said...

YAY!!!!!I can't believe how GORGEOUS you look while GIVING BIRTH Lus!!!! 'I'm just about to head out to a cocktail party...but I think I'll just give birth first!' LOL!

Ezekiel looks BEAUTIFUL. So looking forward to meeting him in a few weeks.

WE LOVE YOU ALL HEAPS!

singing mama said...

Yay yay yay Lusi!! LOVE the photo of you all joyous holding a brand new Ezekiel while Brett kisses his head. SO wonderful that he is here!!! Can't wait to hear more of your birth story and for you guys to meet little Zephaniah and us to meet sweet Ezekiel. Praise Yehovah!!!
Luv Donna

mrs boo radley said...

Congrats and God's blessings! Beautiful!

Melanie B said...

Oh Lus praise God for your new wonderful addition Ezekiel. You look amazing!! Thanks for sharing with us & enjoy your weeks together as a family. Much blessing. Mel xxx PS makes me sooo clucky for more babies.

carmen said...

How wonderful Lusi! Bless you all. thanks so much for sharing. I am so happy for your family. Let us praise YHVH!

Andi said...

Oh my goodness that has to be the fastest labor I have ever heard of! Many blessings and MUCH love!

Leah-in-the-Kia said...

How wonderful lusi!!!!congrats to your beautiful family.I have been madly checking your blog for news.your little parcel is not too far away I just need to finish a few things.with all our love Leah and familyxxxx

Lilacstitcher said...

Beautiful pictures of such a special moment. Just gorgeous! Praise Yah for everything coming together perfectly and everyone arriving before it was all over. Mel did a lovely job too.

Leanne said...

Congratulations Lusi!! Such wonderful news...x

Zarna said...

Congratulations Lusi!!!
Those are beautiful photos! Love to the 7 of you!

PS just as well you were prepared for home birth! 34 minutes you would barely have made it to a hospital ;p

Diane said...

Super Congratulation to you and your beautiful family.
Love
:D

Alynia said...

Congratulations with this wonderful boy!

Karen said...

Congratulations Lusi, Brett and kids on your gorgeous new boy. On Monday I decided that you were having an Ezekiel and you did! Sending prayers for a wonderful babymoon.


Karen x

kathy said...

Congratulations. So glad he has finally arrived. The photos are beautiful! Just amazing. I have to say you pick some pretty good names :p

Sumara said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful photos! I only cried a little bit!

I look forward to hearing about every little detail, and meeting the beautiful lil guy sometimes soon.

So much love to all of you. xoxoxo!

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Congratulations Lus and Brett! Welcome, little Ezekiel! What a blessing you are, little man. And, congrats on your successful home birth, Lusi! lots of love, Donna (Andrew and the kids too!) xxxxxx

Chrissy said...

Oh hon, you already know you have our love and congratulations on the arrival of precious bubba Ezekiel...so thrilled to see the awesome photos Mel took for you guys now too. :) How amazing is our God? He is utterly adorable Lus! Love to you as always. xx

Sigalit Chana said...

Hallelu Yah indeed! Shema Ezekiel, Yahweh our El is one =) Welcome little Yisra'elite =)
Love to you, mama... =)

The Heaton Family said...

so beautiful! you are blessed!

Peterson Party said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm thrilled for you guys that you new little blessing has arrived!

Suze said...

Congratulations on the safe arrival of your precious babe. What a wonderful blessing for you all.

lusi said...

Thank you all SO MUCH for your warm welcomes and loving words!
Love Lus x

YahKheena said...

Congrats mama and beautiful Ezekiel

What a beautiful birth Yah gave you, such shalom!

Bronwyn said...

Hey Lusi,

Congrats on the birth of your son! Such beautiful photos, what a fast birth! Wishing you a wonderful babymoon! Hope to see you in a little while back at homebirth or ABA!

Love Bron and Odin xox

FrangipaniMeredith said...

Congratulations Lusi! I'm so glad to hear you had such a safe and beautiful birth - wow! 34 minutes!!! Enjoy your family time together - such a beautiful time.

Much love and blessings,
Meredith

Krystal said...

Bula Lusi!
Congratulations on the beautiful birth of your son, love the name :)Isn't homebirth wonderful? Enjoy your babymoon!

Love Krystal

nettypike said...

Shalom and blessings to you all! What a wonderful time. And 34 minutes - are you kidding! Hardly time to light all the candles! You were born to birth :) Praises and thanks to YHWH for this blessing.

Michelle said...

Lusi, you are amazing! You are so beautiful, radiant and glowing and you are giving birth! I'm so happy to hear the news and so blessed to hear that you had a wonderful experience! Your family is beautiful ~ I am so happy for you that you are enjoying that time together. Rest up, enjoy your baby moon and I will be watching for the story of your very fast birth! Congratulations lovely mama!

Jodi said...

Congratulations Lusi & Brett. What a wonderful story. Wowsers 34 minutes is SO quick! I love his name, I wanted to name our last child Ezekiel (but God blessed us with a little girl :D ). Enjoy your baby moon. Looking forward to all the wonderful baby updates to follow. Much Love and God's blessings, Jodi x

Enid said...

Aww I am so glad E is here..I love his name. You look amazing and please do enjoy your time with him!
Much Love
Enid

Jacquie Harsh said...

Oh a HUGE congratulations to you and your beautiful family =) Ezekiel is just gorgeous! Wishing you a big happy milky babymoon snuggling with your bubba & family! All our love, Jacquie Xo (from ABA & Homebirth grop)

rockmelon said...

Congrats to you all, be blessed as you all love him and care for him.
R xx

Moira said...

Congratulations Lusi! Woderful photos!!!
Shalom,Moira

Nat said...

Oh honey, what stunning pics to treasure! It totally looks like an amazing experience for you all.
He's beautiful!

Sarndra said...

CONGRATULATIONS Lusi Brett & Family!!!!!!!
WOW he is SO beautiful!!!!!
Such stunning photos, made me teary. What a beautiful (and quick!!!) birth for you. Im so SO happy for you dear Lusi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Muchg love and enjoy your timje with your beautiful boy :-D
Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Al Hannah said...

Yay congratulations to you on the safe and wonderful arrival of Zeeki ... he is just gorgeous. What a wonderful birth (day) experience for you and your loved ones - so very special. Blessings to you, Brett, your children and family at this very exciting time in your life. Love Al x

em said...

oh my gosh...these photos made me well up...amazing. so beautiful - you look so strong and powerful! LOVE...
look at you all!

(banjo was born in the same birth pool too :))

mooksee37 said...

Found you...hooray! Ben, Lusi and I just watched the slideshow together. Awesome and beautiful. Could there be a better family experience?! Can't wait to meet the new Austin. Tiff xxx

Mommy Set Free said...

Oh Sweet Lus, I am only now catching up! I am feelin' the oceans between us, right now!! Your post was SO beautiful and I am so happy for you!! I will come back and catch up the rest after the sun goes down (entering into Shabbat here with 21 people staying over in our little house). I know I have so much to catch up on....Missing you and loving you!

Halleluyah for Ezekial! Much Love, p

lisasdream said...

I love reading your blog - I keep on going to so many of your blog posts and forget to comment!

Congratulations on your baby and his speedy delivery. It was so fast - lucky you had him at home or you might have had him on the way to hospital :)

Amazing support you have.

Cheers
Lisa

Melodie said...

Hi Lus,

You just came to mind earlier this evening and I thought "Oh my, you would have had the baby!" And then quickly went to your blog and YES There he is! A then your amazing slide show- wow! Speechless Lus. Looks like you had an amazing birth. Izzy watched your slideshow with me and LOVED it - she said "Oh Mum. Baby's cute!" I couldn't say much as I was holding back the tears. Just divine Lus. A belated congratulations (and Mazel Tov!) and well done to the whole crew (esp. you!) Will try give you a buzz soon and we can catch up. LOVE his name! It's just beautiful.

Speak soon,
Love Mel

PS. After your pics Izzy requested 'Hello Baby' before bed tonight! Still a favourite! :)
PPS. I had that pool for both bubs... aren't the handles the BEST! :)

Lisa Jay said...

Amazing! I'm in awe. What an inspiration you all are. I was at my youngest brothers birth when I was 12. What a bonding experience this is for a family. There are no words for it.

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