We took the plunge last night and took Cohen to dinner. We met his "girlfriend", Emma Claire for their first date outside the NICU! It was so much fun. We have gotten together with EC's mom and dad, Matt and Emily, several times, but this is the first outing with both babies out of the hospital.
Of course, Emily and I documented the event in detail so we can embarrass them later.
We started out from afar and then put them together. They weren't so sure at first. EC even brought Cohen a piggy bank! By the end they loved playing and trying to hold hands and coo at each other. Seeing these 2 little miracles is amazing. On the way home, (we met halfway) I thought about how people come into each others lives at just the right time. Without Cohen and Emma Claire being born premature and spending extended time in the NICU, we would likely have never met the Warren family. I have no doubt that this was all part of God's plans for us. We feel very blessed to have them to share this experience with. I can't wait to see what the future holds for these babies!