February 14, 2024

Love is in the air: NICU babies celebrate their first Valentine’s Day

Red Alert for cuteness!

Addyson Jackson’s first Valentine gifts are a heart pillow and purple pacifier.

All photos by Donn Jones

In recognition of their first Valentine’s Day (and in observance of Heart Month), babies and parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrated with a photo session.

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

Sela Swanay goes for the matching pink bow and socks look.
Elsie Webb finds herself surrounded by hearts, and love, on her first Valentine’s.
Gemma Bishop swaddled in softness.
Judah Foster seems to be having Valentine dreams.
Baby Emerald Yancy on her first Valentine’s Day with her mom Marquisha and her big sister Treasure, who is 2 years old and is a NICU graduate herself.