two weeks ago today. The two days at the hospital went by so fast, but also so slow. I can’t quite define the speed at which these images occurred. The rhythm of these moments will always be part of our beginning. Linus washing his hands before he touched Ida for the first time. The balloon floating all over the room. Ida sleeping. Linus licking the syrup from the plate of hospital pancakes. Kevin holding Ida. The number of steps from the nursery to my room. All these images matter to me infinitely. This is our family now.