Saturday, January 9, 2010

12 days

Micah is 12 days old today. The days since his birth have been such a whirlwind of joy and snuggles, breastfeeding woes and sleep deprivation that I'm not yet able to write a coherent post. On Wednesday (his 8th day of life) we celebrated Micah's bris or Jewish circumcision ceremony. The following is the explanation we wrote and read about Micah Amir's name:

Micah Amir is named for his older brother Ezra Malik, born sleeping August 30, 2008, and his paternal grandfather Albert, who passed away June 28, 2009. Micah will grow up knowing of his mighty older brother who got away -- Ezra paved the way for Micah in our hearts and in his mama's womb. Micah will also learn of his grandfather, who, although he did not live to see Micah's birth, took such joy in knowing we had a Sunflower on the way.

Micah, in Hebrew, means 'who resembles G-d?' or 'resembling G-d'. We believe Micah chose this name for himself to remind us that although he may physically resemble his older brother, he reflects a power so much larger in the universe, the power of our love, the power which has guided us on our difficult journey as parents. Micah does not replace Ezra - he is his own special and unique self.

Amir, in Hebrew and Arabic, means 'prince'. We believe Micah chose this name for himself to reflect his dual ethnicities and the value his parents place on the influences of many cultures. We love that his middle name has the same meaning in two languages. Bridging two worlds, we expect our Micah Amir to be a leader, a prince.

Here are some additional photos of our little guy:











22 comments:

Dani819 said...

What a beautiful explanation. What a beautiful name. What a beautiful family.

Jill said...

Love the pictures and what a beautiful name!

Gal aka SuperMommy said...

Beautiful...

k@lakly said...

A beautiful tribute to both your boys and their history.
He's a real looker:) So, so glad you are all doing well.
xxoo

Barbara said...

Wonderful, beautiful, magical.

xxx

Pauper said...

A beautiful name for a beautiful boy! And a wonderful, loving tribute to his big brother. Best wishes to you all!

Paige said...

Just gorgeous!

Lea said...

Well said, Sarah. A beautiful tribute to your boys.

great pics!

Fireflyforever said...

He is gorgeous and his name is perfect.

aliza said...

so beautiful.
sending you so much love
xox

Rach said...

He is so cute - I want to kiss that little face.

And he has such beautiful names.

xxx

Hope's Mama said...

Perfect name for a perfect boy. And I'm greedy - I want more pics of mama and baby!

Lani said...

love it. so beautiful. thanks for the explanations. xo

Just Breathe said...

His name is beautiful. He is so precious and handsome. I wish I could just reach over and hold him.
I'm glad he had his special celebration. Mozel Tov !

Sara said...

Great pictures and love hearing the story of names.

Fiona said...

What a beautiful name you have chosen for your beautiful son. Newborns are hard but so worth every second of lost sleep.

Michele said...

Congratulations on Micah's bris!!! And I am so happy to hear your speech about his name. So beautiful, just as your family is.

Tracey said...

So gorgeous - little Micah and his name story....

How are you feeling after delivery? Hope you are recovering well?

Molly said...

I love the explanation of his name and think he's just gorgeous! I hope you're feeling well.

shine said...

OMG! I just linked to your blog through your husband's blog. My heart is full of joy. Congratulations on your beautiful little baby. We have to catch up.

-S.E.

Inanna said...

Lovely, lovely, so much love... !

Anonymous said...

Sarah, I haven't been here in a while and suddenly saw today that Micah had arrived already! Congratulations!! He is absolutely beautiful. I'm so glad that all of you are doing well. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Connie