Putting the ‘new’ in ‘newborn’

Baby born on the morning of our visit (THIS) morning

Our first stop yesterday was Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown. Upon arrival, we happened upon a woman in the midst of a stillbirth of her fourth child (two survive). Her young sister and brother waited for word in the hallway, sitting on the floor and a trash can respectively. It was an utterly grim scene.

Upstairs, we were introduced to a few babies who’d been born that morning, including this little guy, who was less than an hour old. He did raise our moods a bit.

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