I stopped by the hospital to see baby Patricia yesterday. She was no longer there (but that's another story). I met this mom who had a preemie last week. (2 months early.) She was tiny. TEENY TINY!
I was talking to the mama and asked her the baby's name. She told me she hadn't named the baby yet. This is actually very common here. Sometimes parents won't name their babies for a long time because they aren't sure if they are going to live. That breaks my heart. Badly.
Now I do know this is a cultural thing and I need to tread lightly on cultural things like this. BUT, I really wanted this baby to have a name. So I asked her when she would name the baby. She said if I came back today to visit she would give the baby a name.
So I am headed there now... We'll see what happens.
In the mean, here's some pics of mama and baby in her tiny, homemade incubator.