Patrick and Cheryl sit in the doctor's waiting room for an eight-month pre-natal check-up. 2003

 

Patrick and Cheryl got married after their daughter was born, and hope to make their family work. Both work long hours and seldom have time to share.

 

Patrick and Cheryl sit in the emergency room with monitors attached to Cheryl's belly after going to the hospital at 3:30 A.M. Patrick will have to be at work by 6 A.M., and loses this night's sleep. Cheryl, who works the night shift, will have the day to rest before she goes back to work.  Within the hour, the contractions subside, and Patrick takes Cheryl back to their home. 2003

 

Patrick and Cheryl got married after their daughter was born, and hope to make their family work. Both work long hours and seldom have time to share.

 

Patrick sleeps in the delivery room in the minutes before his daughter is born. He is tired after having finished his shift at work. 2003

 

Patrick and Cheryl got married after their daughter was born, and hope to make their family work. Both work long hours and seldom have time to share.

 

Patrick kisses Alyssa on the day he brings her home from the hospital. 2003

 

Patrick and Cheryl got married after their daughter was born, and hope to make their family work. Both work long hours and seldom have time to share.

 

Patrick and Cheryl give their baby a bath in the master bedroom of their home. 2003
 

 

Patrick and Cheryl got married after their daughter was born, and hope to make their family work. Both work long hours and seldom have time to share.

 

Cheryl washes Alyssa on the bed of the master bedroom while Patrick watches. 2003

 

Patrick and Cheryl got married after their daughter was born, and hope to make their family work. Both work long hours and seldom have time to share.