Denial

When was the last time you felt your baby move?

Why are you asking? Please don’t ask that question.

We can’t find her heartbeat on the monitor.

Keep looking. It’s there.

Your baby is gone.

You’re wrong. You just missed something.

We’ll prep you for your c-section.

She’ll breathe when she comes into the world.

Sir, she’s prepped. You can come in now.

I’ll hear her cry as soon as she’s born.

Here’s your daughter… I’m so sorry.

—Kevin Keller

In loving memory of Norah Violet, born still 12/12/2011

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