Friday, August 5, 2011

2 Months Old!

Dear Cohen,
We can't believe it's been two months since you and your brother were born!! You have come such a long ways and have overcome so much! You have been through more in your little life than a lot of people will go through their whole lives. When you were born we were told your lungs and kidneys weren't working. You had a hole in your heart (your PDA), you got a mysterious fungus, you were intubated for 8 weeks, you self extubated twice,  got chest compressions, had numerous IVs and 2 PICC lines. And you fought and fought and fought and overcame it all. We are so, so proud of you little man.

Mommy was holding you the other day and was overwhelmed by how much she loves you. Your Daddy calls your nurse every morning to check on you. He always misses you when he can't be here. We just can't believe that you are ours. We often sit and talk about how cute you are and about the dreams that we have for you. We are so thankful for you.

We have loved getting to see your whole little face for the first time and hear you cry and make little baby noises. You are a sweet boy and often we find you awake just looking around, curious about what is going on. You love your binky and it settles you right down if you get upset.

We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (even though it's still at least a month away) and we can't wait to bring you home and be all together as a family. Your Daddy and Mommy talk about how some day we are going to get to take you camping, fishing, and to baseball games. You are such a special little guy and we love you so, so much. Happy 2 month birthday!!!
Love, Mom & Dad


  1. Happy Happy 2 Month Cohen!! We all love you very much!
    Auntie, Uncle Joel, Josiah, and Eli.
    "I love you so much Cohen. I can't wait to see you, go camping with you, spend the night with you, when you grow older of coarse like 3 or 4 years old, and go fishing with you. I love you very very much." Love Eli

  2. Happy 2 month birthday Cohen! You have so many people praying for you and following along with your life story and we know you make your mom and dad so proud! You are becoming such a big boy! Keep up the fight little guy! We are rooting for you!

  3. Beautiful.

    Happy 2 months to a much loved little man! I love your little shirt Cohen and the way your mama looks so happy when you are in her arms!

  4. A very Happy 2 Month Birthday to you, Cohen!! You have been on quite a journey. It is obvious that your parents love you more than anything in the world.

  5. God really put it on my heart to share this with you tonight.
    Isaiah 40:28-31 "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creater of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strenght to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and the young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
    Praying for all of you. Happy 2 month birthday Cohen.

  6. Conradulations Cohen, Happy second month birthday. I am looking forward to the day you can go home, although not as much as your mommy and daddy are. I pray for you often, and am so glad that you are doing so well. Always remember that Jesus loves you too. Agape, Bonnie VanFossen

  7. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your letter to Cohen.