Nina was born when night was at its darkest. Very soon after arriving, we were left alone in the room. It was just Adam, her, and I. The windows were uncovered and the sky was black. Her and I were together finally. Our nursing relationship began before she had her first diaper. She slept beautifully. She smiled. The nurses had to remind that it is hospital policy to not allow the baby to nap in the bed with me. So after one night there, we checked out.
She is happy, curious, strong, and enjoys the sweet things in life. She is my little Nina. In two weeks she will be one year old, and I can’t help but feel the weight of this milestone fast approaching.