Best Valentine’s Day Ever

February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!!

Today is an interesting Valentine’s Day for me. As I think about this Valentine’s Day I believe I received the finest Valentine’s Day present of my life–I just received it three weeks early.

You see, this weekend is the weekend Coleman was to be born. Because we did IVF we were extremely confident in the due date. I mean our chart had the exact minute Coleman was conceived. Therefore, although we knew there could be some surprises in the days before, or the days that followed our due date, we never in our wildest dreams would have guessed him to come three weeks early.


Cole Hall: Two Minutes Old

But, he did, and now that he’s here I can’t imagine my life without him. I can’t imagine the last three weeks without the color and excitement he’s brought to my life. I can’t imagine my existence without him in it.

Traditionally, I’m a person who likes traditions. I don’t like knowing what I’m getting for Christmas, I don’t like just getting money for my birthday, and I don’t like getting gifts early. But this case is different. I count every day of the last three weeks as a gift itself. In their own way every smile (you can say they’re just gas, but I know they’re smiles), every coo, every kiss and every cry, have been the most precious presents I have ever received.

Then, this morning to sweeten the deal, Kolette and Cole gave me a second gift to remind me of the first. I’ve placed it below. It now sits in my office, on my desk, as a constant reminder of the finest Valentine’s Day I ever experienced–the Valentine’s Day of January 27, 2009.


And for your reading (and visual) pleasure, here’s a little something from the most popular guy on the web….

A Coleman Valentine

A Coleman Valentine

I was due tomorrow but decided to come three weeks early and wanted to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love,  Cole


  1. Jason, he is just SO adorable! What a lovely Valentines gift and how sweet of Cole to wish us all a Happy Valentines Day!


  2. OMY.He is Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Hey Jason and Kolette and of course Coleman! What a wonderful Valentine! THank you for sharing. I love seeing his new pics and hearing about all of your experiences! Such a blessing to read this in these hard times!!! You lift my spirits every visit!!! THanks!

  4. Cole, you are just about the most handsome little man I ever laid eyes on!
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you, and your mommy and daddy!
    xoxo, Debi

  5. What a wonderful gift from God….

  6. Wow — its always amazing to me how much babies change in the first few weeks of life .. he’s darling! Enjoy because before you know it, he will be 18, like my Josh!!

  7. Cole is the cutest Valentine – with a very creative mom and an awesome dad! Love you guys!

  8. You both deserve this darling little cupid! A Happy Valentine indeed.

  9. You and your family warm my heart. Thank you! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  10. That picture is the cutest, sweetest thing I’ve ever seen and the perfect Valentines gift!
    Honestly, Cole is the absolute cutest baby!!

  11. I am so glad you have had a few extra weeks with him… he is darling and looks like a Coleman baby…Love, Mary

  12. Awwww…how sweet! That’s the most beautiful valentine I’ve ever seen!

  13. So adorable. What a great picture. You can already see his personality coming through. Every day is a gift for sure. Blessings.

  14. Wow, Cole you are the most beautiful baby!
    Can you give him a huggie and kiss from me?
    Oh how precious and what a gift from Above.

  15. He is just so darn cute..

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