Two months ago today, Matilda decided she couldn’t wait to see what life was all about and burst into the world 14 weeks ahead of her due date. Since then, life has revolved around the neonatal unit – this week we moved from high to low dependency where Matilda is in a cot as opposed to an incubator. Her lungs are maturing, she’s more than doubled her birth weight and she’s finally able to coordinate suckling and swallowing milk. She has found her voice and even started to grow nipples, which were completely absent at birth! John and I still haven’t had a moment to take stock and comprehend everything that’s happened, but one thing we do know is how incredibly fortunate we are to have our feisty, vibrant daughter with us today.