Finlay’s Hours: ‘New Routines’

 

A chronological collection of writing during my son’s first fortnight of life, in Neonatal ICU.

 

New Routines

Unlike the gestation period and eventual birth of a human infant, new routines don’t gradually emerge into being, unseen.

They arrive with jolts and starts, like unexpected steps on familiar staircases, when you’re carrying more than you expected.

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