We are settling into life here as a larger family. It really helps that my mom is here, allowing me to spend much of my day resting and nursing. Cedar has been a very mellow baby so far, and pretty much looks like this picture all day long. I know she is going to wake up at some point soon, and I'm trying to enjoy this stage as much as I can.
I don't have time for a whole birth story yet, but being at home has been such a blessing this time. We have eased into life with a new baby in such a smooth and peaceful way. And Cedar seems to appreciate being surrounded by familiar people and sounds, she seems soothed by it all, even the craziness.
I am infinitely glad to not be pregnant any more, to sleep on my back and to enjoy a beer. I still am amazed by this new life in front of me, and knowing she is my last, I find myself wishing she would stay this tiny forever. Her newborn baby smell and little gassy smiles even make me a little teary (I'm sure the hormones don't help either).
And to answer many a question, Bryce actually came up with the name Cedar. It really fits him and our family and I love it. Her middle name is after a friend of ours, although I also love the meaning. It's different than our other kids' names, less traditional I guess, we'll have to see if she goes by a less traditional route in life as well.
And finally a HUGE thank you to my wonderful midwife Debbie and her assistant Abbey. And thanks to my mom and Jennifer for taking so many pictures!