December 21, 2023

Special delivery: NICU babies’ first Christmas

Anistyn Kate Goins in her cap settles down for a winter’s nap.

Photos by Susan Urmy

In recognition of their first Christmas, babies and parents in the NICU at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently celebrated with a sweet photo session. Here are some of the photos of these tiny patients, a true gift of the holiday season.

**Please note that these pictures do not represent safe sleep practices; they were carefully created as keepsakes for the parents.**

Myles Elizabeth Oliver is cozy and bright this holiday season.
Landon Vannoy gets a stocking surprise.
Wren Ely all snug in her bed while visions of sugar plums danced in her head.