They have decided to unleash me upon the baby wards again.
I find this funny. My friends joke that they will need to check my handbag before leaving the hospital. Hah. Hah. They have sensors these days that trip an alarm if someone tried to steal a baby. Not that I’d steal a baby. I’m not that broody.
Did you know that prone position is best for a preemie’s lung development? But prone is also more associated with SIDS. And did you know that they sometimes give a baby caffeine for lung maturity? I didn’t.
They are so tiny. Their eyes closed tightly against the light, their hair dark and sticking to their scalp, their skin wrinkly, their little fists balled in defiance.
They are strong. They cling to life with a determination I wish I could see in myself.