Monday, June 6, 2011

Carter Garen & Cohen James

Carter Garen (Baby B) and Cohen James (Baby A) were born yesterday at 10:35 and 10:36 pm. Carter gave this world his best try but his little body just wasn't meant for it and he is now resting in the arms of Jesus. He weighed 2 lbs and was perfect in every way.  Cohen is 1 lb 8 oz and is in the NICU where the doctors and nurses can keep a close eye on how he's doing.  The doctors have said so far that he is doing good for a baby of his gestational age, so we hope and pray that will continue but we know he has a very long journey ahead of him. We appreciate your consideration of our privacy at this time as we go through this time of grief and also celebration of a new, fragile little life.  Thankyou for all of your continued thoughts and prayers, there are just no words to describe the feelings and emotions we are going through right now. If you need to get a hold of us we are asking that you go through Jana's mom (Carol) to make things a little easier for us. Thank you again and please keep our precious boy in your prayers.


  1. Oh Jana! My deepest condolences on the loss of sweet little Carter. My heart breaks for you. Prayers being lifted for precious Cohen that he grows strong and healthy and lives a long life! I can't even imagine the emotions you are experiencing and you will be in my prayers the coming weeks as you adjust to your new normal. Thank goodness for heaven! Carter is just waiting up there for the rest of his family to join him someday!

  2. I found your blog through Megan - praying for your family as you grieve the loss of Carter but celebrate the life of little Cohen. Praying your little man grows healthy and strong, praying for the doctors and nurses watching over him. My sincere condolences to you all. Many prayers from Florida.

  3. Jana and family,
    We are praying for you and for this incredibly emotional time. Praising God for new life, and also trusting him in times of loss. You are on our hearts and minds. We will be praying for you in these days ahead and through this journey.

    From your family at Grace.

  4. Sometimes you just don't have the words to say so you don't say anything at all. But that isn't right either, so just know we are heartbroken too and praying for you guys. (Darin and Deanna)

  5. Chuck and I have been praying for you and will continue to lift all of you up in prayer. I am so sorry for the loss of your little Carter and praising God for Cohen still being here. Such a mix of emotions....Love to you and your family.

    Naomi Jenkins

  6. Jana & Family, I'm so sorry for the loss of little Carter. I will continue to pray for baby Cohen and your family.

    Sarah Drummond

  7. Jana and Danny,

    Our love and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of precious Carter, as you recover physically, and as you experience joy mixed with concern over sweet Cohen. We are sorry for your pain and your loss and want you to know that many are holding you and Cohen up in prayer during this time.

    Love, Delaine and Emily

  8. Our family has been tracking your journey and praying for you. We are heartbroken for you and the loss of precious Carter. Baby Cohen's picture is on our fridge as a reminder to keep praying for all of you. Praying for a miracle and for the peace that only God can bring.

    Much love,
    Isaac and Beth Mass

  9. I know this is a year later but, this sounds exactly like my story. My angel Cooper and my miracle Eli. Eli is now 1 month old. I have only just begun our journey.