Bowen Zephyr

He's here! Meet the newest, tiniest member of our family, Bowen Zephyr. We chose to name him after his daddy; Bo's middle name is actually Bowen. And Zephyr is a nod to the great Tony Alva, who we met last year while I was pregnant.

Little Bowie was born last week on February 16th at three in the morning. The story is short and sweet; my water broke at home at exactly midnight. Not long after, I was having contractions that were three minutes apart. And Bo was at work, finishing up a big project. I texted him to let him know that this was it and he'd better get home fast! We bundled up Lo in sweatpants and bunny slippers and I told her we were going on a midnight sleepover adventure at her grandparents' house. A quick car ride downtown to the hospital and we were on the fast track to baby town! Bo's sweet cousin, Allie, is a labor and delivery nurse (who I had been texting to confirm if my water had actually broken ... or if I was merely peeing my pants) and she met us there. She was amazing and it was really special to share the experience with her.

Just two hours and four pushes later, we were holding our brand new sweet baby boy. He is beautiful and we can't believe he's really here. I couldn't have asked for an easier or faster (!!) delivery. Especially since I was scheduled to be induced earlier this week. We're back home and life is so good. I am over the moon in love with having a family of four. Lo adores her baby brother and is a huge help to us. Seeing Bo hold little Bowie is pretty much the coolest thing ever. The smell of his hair is intoxicating. I want to (and luckily, get to) snuggle him all day long. We are so very lucky ... so very blessed.

A huge thank you to everyone who has wished us well along the way! I'm preparing a big photo dump that I'll post very soon so you can see what we've been up to with this little guy.

24 comments:

  1. Huge congratulations, Jen (and family). *Such* a fantastic name, and he looks completely beautiful.

    Also, from 30+ years of experience, I'd like to report that 16th February is a pretty good date to celebrate your birthday. ;)

    x

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  2. So many good wishes coming your way--I've only been following you for a few weeks but was so excited to hear he was on his way. Enjoy!

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  3. best name ever. I really, really love it. and guys names are so tricky.

    congrats to all three of you. lots of love.

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  4. Congrats! Awesome name and he's beautiful, of course.

    Also, the photos are really clever :)

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  5. Congratulations and best wishes! LOVE the name!! And he is super cute!
    I'm due any day now with my little boy, and hoping for an awesome fast delivery myself.

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  6. Wow! I just saw you post on Pinterest and thought... "oh yay! she must have 'finally' posted about her new baby!"
    ;)
    How absolutely wonderful for you all. I've never met you but your post made me tear up. Babies are indeed an amazing blessing. Enjoy your snuggles and sweet smells.

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  7. Congratulations on your new addition. I love the name and look forward to the photos.

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  8. love his name but I was partial to the first choice too!;) that is is so awesome and he is so cute, wish I could hold him! xo

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  9. Looooooooove his name! I'm so happy for you & your new family of four, Jen! :) Woo!! He's adorable! Can't wait for more photos!!!

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  10. awww wlook at him!! you have such a radtasic family, congratulations!!! And I 100% dig his name, so badass

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  11. Congratulations on your expanded family. He is beautiful and you chose a strong name for him.

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  12. HUGE congrats and hugs!! sending love from the west coast!

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  13. Congratulations! I love the name- it fits perfectly with Lotus. :)

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  14. Weeee!!! Congrats jen!!! Ok..seriously love the name!!! Luv, luv, luv it! Can't wait to see the little ones pics..bombard away..we all love baby pics.
    Lots of luv to the whole fam during this special and amazing time for your family.
    Best wishes..oxxox

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  15. What a great name and a great photo!! Watching the relationship develope between my son (5) and my daughter (1) is pretty much the best thing in the world, enjoy!!!

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  16. Ahhhhh Congratulations Geigleys and welcome to the world baby Bowen! Happy for you!

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  17. Wow, congratulations! I'm so happy for all of you.

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  18. yay yayyayyyyyyy !!!! I AM SUPER HAPPY FOR YOU !!! And your little one has the most adorable name ever ! So cool !!! I am sure when he is older he will prefer cool over adorable ??!! I cannot WAIT for the photo overload !

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  19. Congratulations to you and your lovely family! How special.... enjoy!!!

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  20. HOOOORAY!!BBI love him already! And what a great name!! We were going to name McKaylah Jacob Zephyr if she had been a boy. Funny! And Tony Alva, Dogtown boy. anyhoo, I super miss you!!! I need to see you guys!

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  21. Congratulations to you and your family Jen. Little Bowen is lucky to have such a fantastic mum and dad and big sister. :) I love Lotus' t-shirt!

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