“Hy slapies net heeltyd en sy pappa wil net met hom speel,” lag Angelique.

“Ek dink hy is so moeg, want hy het gister hard saam met sy mamma gewerk.”

Angelique was 17 en ’n half ure in kraam voor klein Jacques eindelik Woensdag 16 November om 17:30 Japannese tyd sy opwagting gemaak het.

“Ons raak net liewer en liewer vir hom,” vertel sy.

Our pride and joy! Thank you Heavenly Father for this incredible perfect little boy. Thank you to my husband @jacquespotgieter7 he was AMAZING he stood by my side every step of the way, encouraging me, reminding me to breath, talking me through everything like a real pro, I was in such immense pain but he kept cheering me on - how do I ever thank you for staying so calm and just being a real champion taking it all in your stride. I am blessed to call you my husband and now a father! My mommy @lynettestemmet thank you for always holding my hand, you were the once crying with me and feeling my every pain, your love and compassion was also what I needed yesterday! Our little warrior worked just as hard and I'm so proud of him for pushing along with mommy! After a hard long and lets be honest PAINFUL battle, the most precious gift ever given to me was born at 5:30pm Japan time, he weighed in at 3.170kg and is 52,5cm long. Thank you Father that I could give birth naturally. "The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His fave shine on you, and be gracious to you, the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace!" I haven't stopped praying for you little Jacques and mommy will always love you and be here for you!

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Jacques en Angelique woon tans in Japan, waar Jacques vir die Munakata Sanix Blues uitdraf. Hulle keer volgende jaar terug na Suid-Afrika voor die Blou Bulle se Superrugby-seisoen afskop.

Angelique sê met klein Jacques ervaar sy ’n soort liefde wat sy nog nooit voorheen ervaar het nie.

“Hy is perfek. Al wat ek heeldag wil doen, is om na hom te staar en ek soen hom heeltyd tot hy begin kreun. Ons kan nie gelukkiger wees nie – ek verstaan vir die eerste keer werklik ’n ouer se onvoorwaardelike liefde.”