Monday, February 13, 2012

Chiron's One-Year Discharge Anniversary!

February 13, 2011 was Chiron's discharge from the NICU!  In celebration of the one-year anniversary, I thought I'd post a photo series of his 53 days in the NICU since there was a pretty much complete gap in my posting between his birth (12/23/2010) and his discharge.

First picture taken of his "life", the diaper in his size I was left with in recovery while he went up to the NICU

Just some snippets of life from birth to discharge.  Last three are Chiron in his car seat to go home, Trajan in the staring position which he still does at times and then Chiron the day after discharge at his first doctor's appointment.

I started to write that hopefully I will write a full post about the picture of Trajan and Chiron immediately after birth, because it represents so much about who Trajan is.  Then something in the back of my mind reminded me that I already had. But it really can't be said enough, Trajan was and is amazing as a brother.  That picture is powerful to most people, but for those who have been in the NICU and can tell that he is touching his brother exactly correctly for that time, it's even more impressive.

Happy anniversary, Chiron!


  1. Before I finished viewing the photos, I was thinking, "I have to comment about how strong and awesome a brother Trajan looks here." And then you said something about it at the end of your post. What a blessing to have him in your life -- and Chiron's. Just think how amazing he is going to be when Baby A and Baby B get here!!
    Also -- Chiron was sooo cute, even all red and wrinkly, with tubes everywhere. What an incredible little darling!

  2. Absolutely amazing. That picture of him on his daddy's chest astounds me at just how tiny he was.

    I LOVE the staring picture. What a great big brother.

  3. Oh my, these are precious pictures. I am so glad Chiron is doing so well now! You have some adorable sons.

  4. OMG!!! Happy anniversary Chiron!!!!!!!

  5. Each picture tugged at my heart. I love the one of him next to your chest. Right where he can feel you and your heart beat. So important at that time. I also like the one of Trajan loving him so gently. Oh, then I love the one of...........and the one of..........