Cedar

posted on: Monday, September 10, 2012

Cedar Dov
cedar, cedar tree, sweet strength --dov, (pronounced as, "i dove into the lake") hebrew word for bear 

September 6th early in the morning at 5:03 am we partied it up as our second son, Cedar Dov Gatlyn was born!

 It was a crazy fast labor (I didn't even believe it was real labor for over half of the time, total denial! haha. But, I'll share more of his birth story a wee bit later.) I have to say, his birth was probably the most wonderful, redemptive and perfect time of my life and I can't wait to write his story down! There is so much goodness woven all throughout it.

We are home, resting and enjoying the early days as a family of four. I feel FANTASTIC, better than fabulous and my heart has expanded miles and miles, more than I thought it could. Round two as a new mom the second time around is so surreal and so much more of a peaceful transitioning time for me, it's been so peaceful. Forest boy needs to go to bed now, so I'm going to keep this entry short and sweet. I wanted to share a tiny snippet of celebration before writing the whole shebang down.



xoxo
Jess

Cedar,
You are perfect. It was a fabulous party wasn't it? We all had so much fun celebrating your journey out here into the world! I haven't stopped smiling since you turned up the music and let me know you were coming. Good night my little bear. We'll have so much fun for all the tomorrows!

Momma


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  1. Congratulations! Beautiful name, beautiful family :)

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  2. Wonderful! I love his name! Looking forward to see more of your adventures with your two adorable boys!

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  3. This is so sweet! Makes me soooo excited to be a Mom, it can't come soon enough!

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  4. Oh goodness, I have tears of joy for you my dear, can't wait to here Cedar's birth story! Enjoy your first few weeks together as a family of four!

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  5. Congratulations! What a beautiful name, I can't wait to hear more about his entry into this world.

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  6. Congrats mama! So happy for you.

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  7. Yahoo!!! SO excited for you!! Much love and thoughts headed your way, mama!!

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  8. Yahoo!!! So excited for you, what a sweet post! Much love headed your way.

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  9. You look gorgeous! I can't get over it...I had two little boys and never looked like that! Congratulations to you all and enjoy every moment : )

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  10. I know you will hear this a lot, but his name really is beautiful. Congratulations on your sweet, new baby boy. I'm so glad that his birth was a great experience for you. Looking forward to reading about it. :)

    chalayn.blogspot.com

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  11. Congratulations!! So exciting. What a beautiful picture and I love his name.

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  12. Such beautiful news, well done again mumma xx

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  13. Congratulations Jess! Cedar is just perfection :) I love this photograph, such love on your face. Such a gorgeous family you are :) Much love to you all :)

    xx
    Kathryn

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  14. YAY - I'm praising the Lord that your labor was fast and beautiful! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  15. Beautiful, lovely, fabulous, fantastic, perfect, stunning, adorable, radiant (and all those other make you smile words!!!) I love the name, I have a "Little Bear" too!
    Can't wait to read the birth story!

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  16. I am so excited for your little family! Welcome to the world Cedar Dov <3

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  17. Congratulations to you and your family! Love the name, too. :)

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  18. A huge congratulations, Jess... What a beautiful name too... I am looking forward to reading his birth story (I still haven't written my son's born in April!)

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  19. Congrats on your new wee man Jess. You look so beautiful.. your happiness is gradating through you :) I look forward to reading your Cedar's birth journey. Love x

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  20. Congratulations you shining Momma! Beautiful son with a beautiful name!!!

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  21. Big big congratulations.... and how on earth do you look so darn beautiful after all that?
    xxx Gabi xxx

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  22. Congrats on a beautiful baby boy...and love the name!

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  23. Congratulations! You both look fantastic. I'm looking forward to read about giving little Cedar on this world. Beautiful name - Cedar. And Forest :) Sunny greetings for all of You! :)

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  24. Congratulations -- he is lovely. Two little boys!

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  25. so so precious! congratulations!!!

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  26. Ooohhh congratulations!!!!! I've been waiting to hear an announcement :)
    Can't wait to hear more about your party, and see more pictures of the newest member! <3

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  27. Congratulations! And So glad to hear the birth went well.

    His name is just adorable!

    Sarah XxX

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  28. congrats!! love his name...and you look gorgeous in that photo!

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  29. Congrats! Beautiful baby and beautiful mama! You look so lovely and happy in that photo... hope both of you are doing well and that you are enjoying your new family of four! :)

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  30. Oh Jess, I've been waiting, and here he is! What a wonderful & peaceful photo of you two this is. x

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  31. Congratulations! I LOVE his name.

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  32. 100 congratulations. You have birth-bliss in this one stunning photo :). Enjoy each other

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  33. Wow, you look great! Beautiful name and congratulations! Cute! :3

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  34. such a beautiful mama and baby boy. im so happy for you and CAN NOT wait to hear the birth story!

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  35. You look so beautiful, and he looks adorable. I love his name. :D Congratulations!!!!

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  36. Congratulations! You look radiantly happy. And I love the name Cedar - it's been on my list of boys names forever. So perfect x

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  37. God bless you. You bring so much joy here with every post and I wish the lives of your boys are tenfold as special as your own. I love his name - Cedar Dov! Ahhhh!!! -Ani

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  38. Congratulations!!! :)
    Greetings from Poland!

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  39. YAY YAY YAY!! Mazel tov and so happy that your new love is here!

    Brooke

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  40. Congratulations! he´s adorable and you look beautiful. Can´t wait to read his birth story...

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  41. still waiting and hoping for his beautiful birth story!!!

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