Friday, December 25, 2009

The Greatest Christmas Gift

In case you haven't heard by now, our precious son was born December 23rd at 6:22 pm. He weighed 3 lbs 1 ounce and was 15 inches long.
For his Christmas gift, Justin and I finally named him this morning.
Cohen Thomas Bryant

We read that Cohen means "brave" and we thought that was fitting. He is a brave little boy so far. His lungs are underdeveloped and he is on a ventilator, along with lots of other various machines. We were told after he was born he was in critical condition and that he may not survive the night.
As of this morning he is stable. What an amazing Christmas gift! He is far from out of the woods and has lots of struggles in his future, but he has a future. His nurse made a comment this morning about how big he would be next Christmas, and I just broke down in tears.

The story of Cohen's birth is dramatic and crazy. I will give you all the details of the story in a few days when I feel better and things settle down. We are trying to spend all the time we can in NICU with him.
Please pray for our son. Pray that we can be good, strong parents and do the best we can for baby Cohen.
Thanks for all your love and support, and our family wishes you all the happiest, healthiest, merriest Christmas ever!

1 comment:

  1. He will be a big boy next Christmas!!!!! And what a wonderful 1 year old celebration he will have! We are all praying for you precious Baby Cohen!