Rose’s first smile was given to Teena. She earned it but I think Rose loved Teena’s beautiful large, dark eyes. She will still smile for Teena when she’s not partial to smiling at anyone else that day.

Teena looked after Rose regularly when she first came to NICU and she did so with such professionalism but as soon as Rose smiled at her she brought something additional to Rose’s care that made me exhale with relief when I knew it was Teena looking after Rose, particularly at night.

Teena thinks Rose looks like Tweetie Bird with her expressive eyebrows and defined eyelashes. We looked up images of TB and I’m inclined to agree..


What she taught me: that impressions change when deeper understanding is achieved
That if you keep the NGT open after a feed it can vent air in tummy


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