When Missy's little brother arrives two months early, weighing just over three pounds, her friend says, ""My mother had a baby that small once. . .But he got sick and died."" Missy's family is luckier, but there are anxious, lonely weeks while her preoccupied parents spend hours visiting Joe in the hospital. He needs a heart operation; even after he comes home, it's a while before he's ready to begin being the kind of baby Missy expected. With a spare, economical text and winning, insightful b&w photos, Collins and Dunn capture the joys and anxieties of a nice family weathering--with grace and good sense--the normal emotions of their stressful experience.