Becoming 1-Year-Olds


James, May 19, 2010*


James, May 19, 2011


Owen, May 19, 2010*


Owen, May 19, 2011

*These are the only pictures I have of my beautiful boys on the day they were born—I never saw them in the delivery room. They were whisked away to the NICU too quickly. After delivery I was wheeled down to the NICU where I was able to hold them close, for just a few moments—my mom took these pictures. Shortly thereafter I was dealing with postpartum hemorrhage and was confined to a hospital room, in another wing of the hospital. How far we have come.

“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” —Irish saying