It’s a prince!

Posted by: on Okt 5, 2013 | 50 Comments

minisprout is a prince!

Right here next to me lies a prince

The minisprout honey in my belly turned out to be the most magical forest prince. A prince who has been living with us for 14 days now. 14 days without any clear lines between day and night, dream or reality or tears and laughter. My belly is gone and a person lies there next to me. My belly is gone and I am a mama. I am a mama nowhere near completely comprehending how it all happened because the pieces are still slowly falling into place. This new life is a crazy emotional bliss and blur for all three of us. For me and Fabian and for the little forest prince. We are just beginning to find our way as a family and we are completely in love with this new life. Fabian and I watch him sleep, eat, smile, make funny faces and we so adore the moments – getting longer day by day – when he is awake.

Right here next to me lies a prince and the name we’ve kept in our hearts for him was just right. Caspian. His is a Caspian.

Caspian took his first breath here on earth at 00.08am on the 21st of September, stubbornly making sure he was born on a highly magical day, right between the full moon and the equinox. I was standing up when he peeked into this world en caul and Fabian was the first one to touch him. We were all – me, Fabian, our midwife and my mom – graced with that sudden incredible frequency that flooded into the room. He had entered. He had entered and I was tired, happy, light and overwhelmed – all beyond measures. It was another earth right then and there.

Ever since that night, life has been more of a hormonal roller coaster than ever and there is no way I could have ever guessed how this would feel. To hold him, to feel his calm energy, strength and love all while the world outside is the same. How is it all the same?

I am trying to drink his smell and in a safe place where I will always remember it save the way it feels to stroke his soft soft skin. In that place I wish to collect the little things that happen all the time. His little noises and different ways of breathing, watching him sleep milkdrunken on Fabians safe chest (Fabian fast asleep too), the way his eyes change from day to day or how it feels deep within when those eyes and mine lock in a long gaze. As if he is checking to see that I’m there and that he came to the right place. And so I tell him with my eyes and heart, I tell him that we’re right with him, that we see him for all that he is and that we so admire his bravery.

”I love you”, I say to the prince that lies here right next to me. ”I love you, Caspian”

Minisprout is a prince!Minisprout is a prince!Minisprout is a prince!Minisprout is a prince!

For those of you wondering, I am planning to write about the pregnancy, birth and postpartum complete with greenylicious tips and tricks that I’ve collected and learned along the way. That’s another post. As I’ve said before, sharing is big and sharing moves mountains. Thank you for holding space.

All bright starshine and high waves of gratitude for your kind words, well-wishes, love and more love. We just love you right back.

/Elenore, Fabian & Caspian

 

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50 Comments

  1. The Vegan Cookie Fairy
    5 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations, he’s so darling :) I love his name!

    (Off-topic, but every time I read your blog the text overflows into the right-hand sidebar.)

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  2. Ma
    5 oktober, 2013

    High vibes crossed some continents and flooded my desk! Congrats! And welcome to the little man!! Love, light and joy!

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  3. Mia
    5 oktober, 2013

    Wow! He is so beautiful!!!

    I would so absolutely love to read about your pregnancy and birth tips!

    Have a happy day!!!

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  4. Olivia
    5 oktober, 2013

    He’s absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!

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  5. Leah
    5 oktober, 2013

    oh mama, he’s so beautiful! welcome caspian! sending our love and light to your lovely family from ours, xo leah + maple.

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  6. Didi
    5 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations with your beautifull little prince! You have written it down so wonderful!

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  7. Carol
    5 oktober, 2013

    You’ve perfectly and poetically captured those first few moments and days. Congratulations!
    Carol

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  8. Chelsea
    5 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations on your lovely family. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures! What a joy. I’m definitely looking forward to hearing all about your greenylicious pregnancy so that I’m more knowledgable when I have a child. Thank you! Lots of love to you, Fabian, and sweet Caspian.

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  9. Ariela
    5 oktober, 2013

    Beautiful words and family Elenore! Congratulations to you all!

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  10. Liz B
    5 oktober, 2013

    Soo many kisses and congratulations from all of us in Lisbon!
    He is absolutely gorgeous Elenore and you are a true treasure in this world also!

    It has been amazing to see these little beauties enter our world, first my Sisters new baby girl, then our own beautiful Stef’s boy and now you and magical Caspian! Now awaits dear Sarah and Isa – my heart is filled with so much happiness for you all! xxxx

    Keep safe and it’s lovely to follow here with you xx
    Liz xx

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  11. Yaelian
    5 oktober, 2013

    Grattis:) Så söt han är!

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  12. Amanda
    5 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations! He is so beautiful. This post takes me back to those first days- trying to remember every little wonderful thing- I kept telling myself ”remember this, never forget it.” Enjoy every moment, they are so special :)

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  13. Angela
    5 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations! He is such a sweetie and the pictures are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your first moments.

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  14. Sarina
    5 oktober, 2013

    congrats to you. What a beautiful name to a really gorgeaous little man. and I can feel a bit what you mean, probably not but your words are so wonderful that I can imagine how you guys feel. Lots of love,
    Sarina

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  15. Natalie
    5 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations, Elenore! He is beautiful! Thank you for sharing <3

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  16. Alison (Fueling for Fitness)
    5 oktober, 2013

    This whole post made me so happy. I’m so thrilled for your happy ending / beginning. Can’t wait to hear more about it all! Congratulations. :)

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  17. Jo
    5 oktober, 2013

    Oh my.. he is gorgeous, and you describe your first days together beautifully! Wishing the three of you all my blessings as you sail through this journey together. Take all the time in the world together.. You are such love, thank you for sharing xx

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  18. alessia
    5 oktober, 2013

    Congratulation! the pictures are absolutely lovely wish you all the happiness in the world :)
    Welcome Caspian

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  19. Emma
    5 oktober, 2013

    Huge congratulatons to you all! The name Caspian is so lovely too, and like you say, perfect for your little prince :)
    P.S With you 2 for parents, he is going to be one good-looking boy!

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  20. Ketmala
    5 oktober, 2013

    Welcome to this wonderful world to your adorable baby-boy Caspian and congratulations to you all! Giving birth is truly a miracle and it sounds like you are embracing motherhood beautifully. Enjoy the little precious moments together as a family and wishing you and Fabian a fantastic journey as newly ”Mommy” & ”Daddy” now and always!!!

    love & light to you three

    PS: Remember to nap when he naps too, it is so important to take care of you as well. :-)

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  21. Yuliya P.
    5 oktober, 2013

    love and light to the three of you~

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  22. Michelle @LALLnutrition
    5 oktober, 2013

    So cute and definitely magical :) Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Shanna
    6 oktober, 2013

    Oh Elenore! So perfect :) a forest prince. Huge huge congratulations to you and to Fabian. Sending lots of love,hugs, and light!

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  24. Sanna
    6 oktober, 2013

    ÅÅh, uuursöt! grattis grattis!
    Fick barn i maj, tvillingar, så förstår precis hur ni känner er <3<3<3

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  25. willow
    6 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations from a long time reader moved to comment for the first time by such beautiful pictures and words. Best wishes to all three of you.

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  26. Anna
    6 oktober, 2013

    I am so happy for the three of you. I send you all my love and blessings!

    Love and sunshine!

    Anna

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  27. donin
    7 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations ! I ‘me so happy for this news he is absolutely marvelous !! bravo ! so cute !
    beautiful family

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  28. penni
    7 oktober, 2013

    This post filled my eyes with happy tears! So much love & joy here & I wish you bliss-filled days of health, happiness, and even more love xoxoxo
    Penni Shelton

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  29. Nohila
    7 oktober, 2013

    Hi Elenore,
    thank you for sharing your story. It´s so nice to feel this energy of your new world. Have a wonderful familytime.
    Love, Nohila

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  30. Angela
    7 oktober, 2013

    Aw, gorgeous! Welcome to the world little caspian!
    Huge congrats to you all, such a beautiful post! Much love xx

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  31. maria
    7 oktober, 2013

    congratulations to the three of you!!!

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  32. lou
    7 oktober, 2013

    what a precious little sweet pea! congratulations!! Xx

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  33. rika
    7 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations! Now you are 14 days old as a mom. ( I am 15 years old as a mom. ) Mom,Dad and baby age together, discover the new world together! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful moment of life.

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  34. Iren
    7 oktober, 2013

    Every word of you made me remember my first days and weeks as a mother. It was so magical! Thanks for sharing and congratulations for your sweet little caspian-boy! I remember that newborn baby smell very well and it’s the best perfume you can ever imagine…

    Happy baby moon! – You just do the right thing. Forget the world around you, it will come back to you soon enough.
    LOVE
    iren

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  35. Natasha
    7 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations to you all! Thank you so much for sharing your moments. So inspired and touched by your story. Blessings and love, xx

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  36. alex
    8 oktober, 2013

    congratulations to you and your precious ones. nothing is more special than what you’ve just shared. love and blessings!

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  37. Marie
    8 oktober, 2013

    Grattis till er lille prins!

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  38. Oly
    8 oktober, 2013

    You so touched my heart with your description of how life is after birth of the beautiful prince Caspian coming from the land of Narnia. Enjoy every moment! Lots of love to the 3 of you!

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  39. Caroline
    8 oktober, 2013

    Welcome little Caspian! You sure have chosen a very special home to grow up in! Thank for the beautiful photos and your article. It made me cry! Love Caroline

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  40. Antje
    8 oktober, 2013

    WOW! Your words are so beautiful.
    Enjoy this awesome time (eh, I know you will :)
    Much love, antje

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  41. Angela Johnson
    10 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations! What an incredible, bright and loving world Forest Prince Caspian has been born into :)

    I so look forward to more of this time of your life from the ever so delightful and inspiring Elenore Earthsprout!

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  42. Claire
    10 oktober, 2013

    Oh Elenore I can’t begin to express how happy this post has made me, he is absolutely beautiful – I’ve been following your blog for quite a while and I know you don’t know me but I feel as if I know you, and hearing that your gorgeous prince came into this world happy and healthy means so so much to me <3
    Much love from England

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  43. Sylvana
    13 oktober, 2013

    Congratulations he is gorgeous, I’d love to hear about the pregnancy and birth, just curious were you a vegetarian during your pregnancy? Did you have dairy? eggs?

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  44. Melanie and Sönke
    14 oktober, 2013

    Lovely post and very beautiful pictures. Congratulations and many happy moments for you, Fabian and your little forest prince Caspian! :-)

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  46. c
    16 oktober, 2013

    He is amazing! Congratulations to you and Fabian. Wow. I bet your universe has expnaded even more since his arrival. Thank your for sharing. Yay!

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  47. Anna Ehrenfeldt
    6 november, 2013

    Kärlek! så vackert!

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  48. Karin
    27 november, 2013

    Det hade varit spännande att läsa om hur det var att vara gravid och hur det är att bli mamma! Du verkar ha en så härlig inställning till livet och naturen, så hade varit kul att få höra din synvinkel =)

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  49. Karin
    27 november, 2013

    Och grattis såklart! Till en underbar liten Caspian! =)

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  50. Brittany
    25 januari, 2014

    Your words about Caspian are so beautiful, They brought tears to my eyes. I know this is a late post but congratulations to you both! The photo’s look wonderful and little Caspian looks so peaceful.

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