Nicholas Speaks Through Mommy Coco

Help us wish Nicholas a HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY!

To all the many wonderful people who have written us by email, FB, twitter and letter…

My “little man”… Ten years later

Nicholas is TEN!
First of all I thank my God and Nicholas’ for the course of his destiny that I get to say it’s Nicholas’ TENTH birthday on the 15th of March! Our lives have all been so deeply and profoundly affected by this little miracle man who I fall in love with more every single day.

Nicholas is like no other. How could he be when his entrance was like no other?

I cannot believe its ten years now. I never knew this day would come and never counted on it, but believed in it all the same, just as I see him at 29 playing cards with me golden sunlight dappling his hair. I believe with every fiber of my being that Nicholas was always supposed to be here for many reasons, not the least of which was to be a messenger, an unexpected guide, a wise teacher in the very meaning of life itself and how we, as humans, must have hope, must believe and most certainly must love and truly be grateful daily for every richness we are provided.

I get more fan mail from “little man” than all my other projects put together. I believe it is because his magic touches everyone and his love and spirit allows for people, no matter what situation they are in, to feel and know hope. I saw first hand the effects of having faith and the power of prayer (whatever your prayer may be). I used to sing (badly!) my prayers to Nicholas over the isolette knowing he’d hear/feel my ode to his being through the thick plastic “Salad Bins.” (as some of us moms referred to the scientific incubators).

Nicholas’ fans and peeps will be happy to know we’re putting together a downloadable booklet entitled “Love Letters to Nicholas” featuring letters to Nicholas from ALL over the world. These letters are truly amazing in their depth, their intimacy, their impact. Deeply profound letters from young girls and boys to elderly grandmothers of preemies or special needs children. They are STOP THE PRESSES letters, that make me stop whatever process I’m churning in to remember everything in my life that is so dear and precious and how so much of that is due to Nicholas.

Nicholas Plays Cupid!
I don’t know how many people know it was Nicholas that played cupid to Marina and I meeting? If not for Nicholas we would not be together, would not have made two more films, would not enjoy this gigantic family with six kids a dog and a nurse!! “Love Letters to Nicholas” is in the process of being compiled and will be ready sometime late summer/early fall.
And yes, “little man, Rainbows & Butterflies” (The Sequel’s working title) is already in pre-production, the last 8 years of footage being digitized….afterall, the cameras never stopped. Slowed down a bit, but he as well as the rest of our family remains one of the most photographed kids on the planet (Marina having been a celeb photographer and me being a filmmaker, well…the kids don’t stand a chance)! The sequel is for all the many folks who ask, without fail, how is he doing now?

At Last – How is Nicholas Doing?
In a nutshell, Nicholas looks like any other kid (well, I think he’s beautiful, delicate features, searing blue eyes and the longest lashes ever! Course you can’t ever see them because of his coke bottle glasses) but his life is very different. His intelligence is at times savant-esque, yet he operates at roughly a 2 ½ year old level. He has his own language, “Nicholese” – half is English, half is what we all believe to be a true language, we just haven’t found an interpreter yet. His sense of humor is timeless! He is one of the funniest kids I’ve ever been around.

The reality is Nicholas still lives on monitors at night. He is still medically fragile, misses 75% of his school days and still requires 24/7 nursing. In every other way he is a little boy who wants to dig in the dirt, laughs hysterically at the splash of water he makes with his feet in a pool and tries like the dickens to get out of “Nite Nite,” luring me with one more kiss, one more snuggle. And who can say no to a child who is pure grace, tender gentleness (it makes my heart ache he’s so gentle with flower petals), spontaneous guffaws as he charms his way through your heart.
Yes, he’s irresistible. People are drawn to him like a magnet. I and no one else can ever feel sorry for themselves around him, because being with him, REALLY being with him, is like getting your heart re-tuned, your soul generously nourished and your perspective reset to remember what’s important. If you ever want to learn, “live in the moment,” – that’s Nicholas. He is indelibly INSIDE every moment.

Thank you again and check back for more!
Thank you all, for the many letters, the many emails, FB’s and twitter posts on behalf of Nicholas and the family. We love and adore you… and look forward to you seeing all of Nicholas in his glory very soon.

All Love & Gratitude,
Mommy CoCo

P.S. OUR PRESENT TO YOU: we are giving a 10% discount on all products in our PreemieWorld store with the special coupon code LITTLEMAN10YEARS This special runs from 3/15/12 – 3/31/12 and only on the PreemieWorld store here.


35 Responses to “Help us wish Nicholas a HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY!”

  1. Lorraine says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICHOLAS!!!!!! God bless! Enjoy your special day!!! Be good to your big sister 😉

  2. Kristi says:

    Happy birthday Nicholas, you have forever changed my heart, God Bless you in all you do!

  3. Kerry Smith says:

    Dear Nichoals,
    God bless you on your 10th birthday! I am so happy we got an update on you. It fills my heart with joy to see you so happy! You stole my heart when I watched Little Man, and now, seeing pictures of you as a big boy make my heart thump. You are amazing! My own preemie son gave me a small taste of what your Mommy Coco went through and I admire HER strength and dedication. Like her, I believe you can do ANYTHING!
    Sending much love to the little boy I have never gotten the opportunity to meet,
    Kerry Smith
    P.S. I can’t wait for the new Little Man movie!!!

  4. Bernadette Dureault says:

    Happy Birthday Nicholas,
    There was a reason we watch the movie today the day after your Big day. Don’t know wait but there must be. Your story just made a bad day so much better.Here is hoping you and your mommies many more years on this earth with you.

  5. Joanne Davis says:

    Hello and Belated happy birthday Nicholas, I just stumbled across the documentary of your precious and loving family.Love is extraordinary and it is an emotion that can never be explained away! It is just what it is!!!! Thank you for allowing us into your lives as well
    As Nicholas’. Your higher power has blessed you guys with gift of patience and unconditional love!!! And the most beautiful thing is that you are two women. Congrats to You Nicholas… You are amazing!!! And the real hero!! May love continue blessing your lives, because you have blessed mine

  6. Sandra Cambray says:

    Dear Mommies,

    What an amazing story! God is great and Nicholas is definitely one of his many miracles. I can’t believe Nicholas is 10 years old. I would love to get updates on him and your lovely family. Thank you for sharing this story with the world, I was so touch by your love and your struggles as a person and as a couple. I want you to know that I was crying right with you. It’s amazing to see all the love you have for Nicholas. What a blessed child he is! I wish him the best and I hope his journey get’s better and better. God bless you all and thank you for creating this webpage where we can share some comments.

    Warm Regards,

    Sandra Cambray

  7. Chavon says:

    YAY! Happy 10th birthday. Little Man was such an inspirational video for me. The first time i saw it, I wondered about the complicated decisions that everyone faced. And wondered, what would I do when put in that situation. Well, I found myself in that same situation as i delivered by daughter 12 weeks early and it wasn’t until then that I understood! My little fighter will be two in a couple of months and I thank God for letting me keep her:0)

  8. tony l herrera says:


  9. Alessandra and Kandra says:

    What an inspirational film! We could all strive to have your family’s strength. Happy birthday, Little Man!

    Alessandra and Kandra

  10. Veronica says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Nicholas…your are a blessing from the Lord above and I know you will have many more birthdays to come.

  11. sharyn says:

    loved the documentry!

  12. Susan Chouinas says:

    I watch documentaries on Netflix all the time. I work for Affinity Hospice–seeing your miracle has touched me. I am in my first lesbain relationship. I finally have the courage to live as God wants me to. I am happy to see that through all the pain you have stayed together and you have a beautiful family. Happy belated birthday Nicholas! May you have a life time of much love and birthdays to come. God Bless You!

  13. Carrie James says:

    Happy 10th birthday, Nicholas!!!! What an AWESOME and AMAZING young man you are!! The story of your young life has touched and inspired me in a way that I am certain I will not be able to fully articulate, but I am going to try. You are such an incredible gift to the world. Not just to your wonderful family (especially, the world’s GREATEST, sweetest and most patient big sister), but to the whole world. Watching how you triumphed against all odds and how your spirit endures, inspires me to never give up on life. The unconditional love that surrounds you, inspires me to never give up on love. I am in awe by you, your beautiful sister and moms, and all the people fortunate enough to be a part of your immediate support system. I am cheering for you, little man….forever cheering for you.
    C.J. (a proud member of your universal support system).

  14. Happy Belated Birthday Little Angel!

    From a mom to quintuplets born at 23 weeks 😉

  15. priacilla roby says:

    This story and life documentary has truly touched my heart and soul ..I am so glad to see that you both have stuck together as strong women as you are. I will never forget you’re heartache and will never take for granted ..I have four children that for the most have been healthy and that no one will ever know the true love of a mother unless u put yourself aside. I truly thank Yall for sharing you’re story and pray that that the lord continues to bless Yall ..

  16. Amy says:

    I just watched your documentary. oh my goodness he is a fighter!! As soon as the movie ended I had to look up the movie for an update. I’m so happy you are ALL doing beautifully. Happy belated birthday Nichcolos! I wish you all the joy and happiness this world has to offer and more God Bless!

  17. Kristin says:

    Yesterday I watched “little Man” on netflix. So rarley does a movie touch me like this one did. It made me cry, and laugh. Nicole you are an inspiration to me and I can only hope to be as great as a mother as you one day. I wish you and your family all the best.

  18. toni says:

    i just watch this amazing documentary and i wanna say ya’ll are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo strong i had a son that was a that was born early but didnt make it but this just makes me smile to see that this family had the chance to see it all the way threw.This just makes people see and believe that there is hope

  19. jamie corson says:

    I just watched your movie. I have to say i was touched so deeply by your love. I have a four year old son that is my world. I went through so much to have him. 36 hours of labor, natural child birth, cut, snipped, to produce a 9 lbs. 1 oz son. I instantly fell in love. I understand the deep, sometimes crazy love that draws you to do anything for your child. I wish him a happy birthday, and many more to come. Life is unexpected, being there for every second, every special moment is something to hold deep in your heart. I wish you all the best for the future from the Corson family.

  20. Ashley says:

    Happy birthday Nicholas! I hope you have an amazing 11th birthday friday and many more! You are truly an inspiration and your movie moved me so much! God does amazing things! I pray he continues to throughout your life. God bless you!

  21. Tony herrera says:

    Nicholas happy happy birthday you are my hero Phyllis and I wish you and your entire family all the love and blessings this world can give you. We saw your rocker drum video that is so cool buddy keep it up! Love your friends tony and phyllis

  22. Tony herrera says:

    Nicholas you are a cool drummer I showed your rock solo to Phyllis she got a kick out of it happy birthday and Easter may god bless you and your family

  23. Julie Espinosa says:

    For the first time, I just saw this blessing! And I just want to applaud all of y’all for showing the real meaning of a family!! One love to u all! May god continue to bless you every day!!! :)))))

  24. Happy 10th birthday! Your story touched my heart and soul. My son was born at 22 weeks and survived 2 days. Your story showed me that I madw the right descion for my son.

  25. Happy Belated Birthday Nicholas! I to share the month of March with you as it is my birthday on the 5th. You are amazing and I wish you nothing but the amazing best!!

  26. Terry Preston says:

    I am still smiling that Nicholas is continuing on!!! Thank you, thank you for sharing his precious life and yours with us! I want a current pic!

  27. Terry Preston says:

    I am still smiling that Nicholas is continuing on!!! Thank you, thank you for sharing his precious life and yours with us! I want a current pic! Happy belated Birthday, Nicholas!

  28. Lauren says:

    This story has truly touched my heart in so many ways. As a preemie survivor born 2 months early at 3 pounds 9 ounces, it sure is amazing how miracles work. While watching your story no matter what ups and downs you faced that smile of yours made everything better. Nicholas is truly a gift from god and by far a fighter. I would like to say happy belated birthday Little Man and many more to come.

  29. Denise says:

    I just saw your doucmentary. Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing story, Nicolas is such a strong and beautiful little guy! Mommy Coco you are the most selfless, compassionate human I’ve ever witnessed you truly kept Nicholas alive with your endless love. You have infinitely impacted me with your dedication, strength, kindness and heart.

  30. Denise says:

    Happy Birthday Nicholas!!!


    I just finished watching “Little Man.”

    I cried, laughed, worried, hoped, and prayed as I watched the movie.
    I truly felt Mommy Coco’s feelings. I am an intuitive.

    I must say that this movie has changed me, and shown me that no matter what life throws at you – through the power of prayer, hope, faith, and unconditional love – that you will overcome all obstacles and true miracles happen!

    God bless your family. Your family’s strength, overflowing love, and raw COURAGE are utterly amazing and beautiful. Your family exhibits the most profound example of selflessness that I have ever seen. It is beyond words and emotion.

    The world is a better place because of all of you, and we as a society can learn much from your entire family.

    God bless you all and butterfly kisses go out to the your sweet angel “Nicholas.”


    (single mom to a 9 year old daughter –> The true love of my life!!!). 🙂

  31. Janet says:

    I was reading more to your story on here and I didn’t realize Nicholas was born on March 15. That is the same as my son. He was born March 15, 1986 weighed 2lbs 10oz 151/2 in at 11:31am. I had just finished was “Little Man” and I was so touched and could relate to your story I had to find out more about Nicholas. Thank you for sharing your story and God bless you all!

  32. Carolina says:

    I just saw the film on HULU and absolutely touched my heart in every way; sad, happy, nervous, every emotion!… What a kind person you are for not giving up on Nicholas when you could have simply “saved” yourself from this hardship. You are beyond amazing, Nicholas is a beautiful child and that contagious smile of his (even just through film) is im sure all well worth it. May God continue to bless you, Nicholas and your family.

  33. I loved all the smiles and hope someday you will make another movie. Happy Birthday!

  34. Teresa says:

    Dios mio!!! What a wonderful mother you are Nicole!!! I am watching Little Man movie and I cannot stop crying. Tears of happiness and pain and understanding. SOm uch fellings in one all together that tears are the only way to express my feelings. WHo knows about my grammar , but it is aboulutly beautiful to see you with Nicholas and how you fouhgt for him agains the world!…Only having your love and God in your side. My God bless you and your family for being an angel to your son. You are such an example of love and courage that every mother should have!!!!! God bless you! and thank you for sharing so that we can all stop ccmplaining about silly things in life. You and your son have such a mission in this world…Thank you!
    Lots of kisses to your little man!!!!

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