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Samuel David Cox Is Here

Samuel was born at 7:39 this morning weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Here's a slideshow of Flickr photos... …

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Our Nine-Month Journey To Samuel

That picture is of Samuel David, five days from fertilization. I'm writing this about twelve hours before we find ourselves at the hospital for a scheduled c-section. We're here. There was a time when we really wondered if we'd be here. …

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Announcing the Name of Our Son

Our baby boy is due in April of 2010. That's a miraculous thing for which we are very thankful to God. It's been a long journey and we've prayed for a long, long time for this second child. We're officially naming him Samuel David and you must read my wife's post about how we arrived at that name. She tells the moving story far better than I could. …

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Meet Little Baby Boy Cox

Yesterday, we found out that our baby is going to be a boy. You can see that pointed out in the ultrasound if you choose to watch it. You'll also see that he's moving like crazy and I could swear I saw his lips mutter, "Hi Dad!" but I'm not an expert or anything... The first minute or two is really the best part, but the whole thing is spectacular in that it shows God's handiwork in a womb. There's life in my wife's belly - a totally unique and individual little man is …

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Hear Baby Cox’s Heartbeat

When Angie and I went to her Doctor appointment Wednesday, we were able to record the heartbeat with my iphone. I've uploaded the mp3 file here in hopes that you can hear it - turn your speakers up. Everything sounded great! …

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My Wife on What the Lord Has Done In Our Lives

I admire my wife's ability to write about matters of the heart, and deeper matters about our lives. I've been limited in my writing about our struggle with infertility (which has ended now), but she's put it quite well over at her blog, The Sweet Life. Read on... What the Lord Has Done …

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Our Big Family Announcement

So here's the big family announcement we made to our church family this morning... We're Expecting! Well... my wife is, that is. We've spent several years praying for this to happen and during that time have suffered two miscarriages (one of them an ectopic), but God has answered our prayers. We're about eleven weeks along, so please pray for health and safety. More details to come! …

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Abortion… Because It Saves Money?

I know that there are readers of this blog from every perspective. I'm as pro-life and conservative as they come. If you're not, I still love you, but I think we can all agree that when rising abortion rates correlate to an economic downturn, it's tragic! The San Francisco Chronicle reports this story about the rising demand for abortion among those who wanted their pregnancies but have lost jobs or otherwise fallen on hard financial times. I cannot stress how tragic this …

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Coping With the Stress of Infertility

We have a beautiful six-year-old daughter, for whom we are so incredibly thankful. Our own struggle with infertility is not as harsh as that experienced by many because of her, but it's a struggle nonetheless. We had some issues leading up to her birth and were so incredibly grateful when we were finally blessed with Ella that we gave her the middle name of Grace (God's undeserved favor). Since having Ella, we've endured an ectopic pregnancy and another miscarriage and have …

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