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.
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!