This is the last picture I took of my husband and our newborn son before we took him home from the NICU. It was a perfect moment. The nurses there gave us a journal to write in while Noah was there for 11 days. He was born quite pale & needed 2 blood transfusions. He was also diagnosed with RDS. The journaling is what I wrote on his last day there. It reads: "Denise called us this morning with great news. We can bring you home with us today! I cried when I hung up the phone. You've never met your siblings, so today will be exciting for them as well. I can't even begin to describe the void I felt these past 11 days, not being able to take you home with me after our daily visits together. It got to the best of my yesterday, and I broke down in front of the kids, Nana, & Vern. You just weren't progressing and so you'd have to stay at the hospital just a little bit longer. That's what the nurses told us for a week. But today, we get to bring you home and now our family is complete."