Bringing Home James

June 4 Andy called me from the NICU (he often visited James on his lunch break) with good, surprising news—James was ready to come home. We had thought he needed to be 4 pounds to be allowed home—but he was close and the NICU doctors determined our little warrior was ready.


Here Andy’s giving James his last NICU diaper change.


He was so small. I was worried about his neck, all the way home, but he did fine.


Finally, a family picture with everyone present.


Pop Pop and Nini holding James and Owen


Sleeping together, once again (and probably wanting swaddled!).

Welcome home, James.

“The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.” —Ellie Rodriguez