Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bad Day

Oct. 9th was a bad day. If a parent gets sick they are not allowed into the NICU. So, that day I did not get to see the boys.

Chris had a bad day, but he's doing much better. He's still at the NICU and making great progress.

-B. Vaughn

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Isolette (9-24-2011)

Chris and Mason had to spend the first few weeks of their life living in a controlled environment called an isolette. Like the words hints towards, they are isolated. We could only touch them by putting our hands through the holes on the sides.

My wife said it reminded her of the movie, Dumbo, where the mother could only touch Dumbo through the bars of her cage. We talked often about how the scene was so much more emotional for us now that we could really identify with Dumbo's mom. Maybe an odd connection, but it made us sad every time we thought about it.

Here is a rough drawing I did of Chris' isolette while in the NICU.

-B. Vaughn

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mason and Chris

My sons were born on 9-10-11 at 28 weeks, 6 days. The both weighed less than three pounds, but they are fighters and now weigh 6 1/2 pounds. My wife and I were and still are very scared for them. We love them very much.

Here's baby A, Mason Oscar

Here's baby B, Christopher Michael

-B. Vaughn

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Where have I been? Taking care of my two sons!

I drew this on 9-8-11, two days before my sons were born.

More of the story to come when time permits.

-B. Vaughn