Thursday, February 25, 2010

snow day, etc!

Silas keeps a big brotherly eye on Jude.

Sweet baby is changing every day.

We had real snow yesterday! Gaga was a great sport and helped Silas make a snowman. I watched through the window. :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

happy birthday, jude!!

Jude William was born on Friday, 12 February 2010 @ 11:54 am.
He weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and was 21 1/2 in long.
We are praising God for blessing us sooo abundantly!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

i can't think of a clever title...

Well, I had my last OB appointment yesterday. There was a little progress since last week...50% effaced and he has dropped a bit. She scheduled me to be induced next Wednesday, the 17th, unless he comes before then.

We are BELIEVING that he is coming before then!! Let's be honest. I don't want to be induced. I'm still feeling good and would rather my body go into labor on its own.

Please join me in praying that Jude makes his debut before the 17th.

God is in control and we trust Him! Thanks for your prayers!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Two whole years ago today, we saw this sweet face for the first time.

Marshall and I sat together on our couch in Germany and scrolled through the email so we could finally see his face. That face took our breath away. Knocked it right out of me. Those eyes took hold of me and haven't let go since.

I expect they never will. Two years later, most of my time is spent with this little guy. What a gift God has given us. He was sooooo hard to wait for, but it was all worth it. In fact, most of the biggest blessings in our lives come with a wait.

Silas Mezmur Coen, you are a miracle! Only by God's grace are we a family. I'm honored that He orchestrated a million bajillion details so that we could come together. You are our first born son. You made me a Momma. You make my heart ache with love. You crack me up.

God's plan for your life is perfect and I can't wait to see it unfold.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

still pregnant

I'm due in 2 days. I think because they told me that if I went into labor at 34 weeks, they wouldn't stop it, I feel late. But really he's not late, I've just been ready for 6 weeks....plans made, bags packed, etc. I'm still feeling good minus some swollen moments so I'm happy.

I haven't experienced any contractions yet. I had an ultrasound done on Wednesday and all is well. I got to see sweet Jude's face in 3D and it was amazing. He looks like his daddy.

Jude, we're ready when you are.

Monday, February 1, 2010

the fruit of being apart

I'd give almost anything for him to be home. To not miss our eldest son's second year or the pregnancy and birth of our second son. Sometimes I feel sorry for myself. Mostly I feel sorry for him missing so much. All of the Mommies and Daddies missing SO much.

And then I get these pictures. And then in a phone conversation he mentions another soldier coming to his office yesterday and asking to make Jesus his Savior.

And just like that, it's bearable. Just like that my eyes go heavenward instead of toward earth.