Friday at 01:50 our second son Tuur was born. He was born 6 weeks early at 34 weeks, but was already 49cm and 2.8kg. Although it is a preterm birth everything currently goes by the best case scenarios the doctors laid out upfront. This scenario does include wires and tubes and staying in an incubator. Gradually he has been losing wires and tubes and today he moved to a normal bed in the NICU.


In 2005 I really like the album “Tourist” of Athlete. One of the best known songs on this album is “Wires”, which is about the preterm birth of the singers daughter. This gave the lyrics some meaning but it never really got to me. Until now. Every word in this song is spot on about how it feels to have your newborn child born too early.

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