Alvie managed to develop a blood infection shortly after birth, landing him in the NICU for six days. I stayed in a room down the hall with a loud telephone that would ring whenever he cried too long so I could go hold him a while. All my friends visited me and brought fruit and books.
One morning I found him asleep like this.
In this crazy hospital baby hammock.
Sido wears a paper crown and holds the baby.
Alvie sleeps often in the early days.
Passport photo outtake.
"Sido, hold the baby's head still. 1, 2, 3...let go!"