Just after the Liturgy for the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul ended yesterday, the hospital called to tell us that our biggest boy, Paul, could come home! It came as a surprise, and we thought it a confirmation that his name must indeed be Paul.
Excited, all three of us went down to the hospital to pick him up. The second photo is of his grandmother, Pres. Sophia, holding him for the first time.
The photo immediately above is him getting tucked in for the car ride home.
All the photos below are from the babies' room in our apartment. The second photo below is of us reading the 8th day naming prayer -- it was a great blessing that he was officially named on the feast of his patron saint and our fervent intercessor, the Holy Apostle Paul.
It was also interesting that two different stories about the saint emerged yesterday from Rome, the place of his martyrdom. The first involved the discovery of perhaps the oldest known icon of the saint, and the second involved the saints' relics which are located in the church built on the site of his martyrdom.