By fidelity and valour.
I came. I saw. I didn't like what I saw. I left.
22.

 

Don’t you just like, I don’t know… hold babies all day long?

Yes.

I hold a baby when I hand him to his mother for the first time, three weeks after his birth date.

I hold a baby when teaching a new mother how to breastfeed her child.

I hold a baby to feed him, to rock him to sleep, to bathe him and bundle him.

I hold a baby when morphine and walking the halls 24 hours a day are the only things that will quiet him down while he’s withdrawing from the illegal drugs his mother took.

I hold a baby’s arm still when my fellow nurse inserts an IV.

I hold a baby’s head still while we bag oxygenated air back into his tiny lungs.

I hold a baby when he has no family to hold him.

I hold a baby when he takes his last breaths because his parents didn’t make it to the hospital in time.

I hold a baby when I’m placing his lifeless, tiny hands in plaster to make a keepsake for his parents… because there is no baby to hold anymore.

Yes.

I hold babies all day long. 

(via whatshouldwecallnicunursing)

mymodernmet:

19-year-old photographer Nicolas Bruno reenacts sleep paralysis-induced nightmares in his stunning, surreal photographs of a dark dreamworld.

beardbrand:

Matteo Gioli, of Super Duper Hats, in Paris, Global Village showroom
photo - David Pattinson (dpattinson), posted via nickelsonwooster

beardbrand:

Matteo Gioli, of Super Duper Hats, in Paris, Global Village showroom

photo - David Pattinson (dpattinson), posted via nickelsonwooster

therightmotivation:

Searching for a vein on a premature baby.
One of the many beautiful aspects of pediatric nursing.

therightmotivation:

Searching for a vein on a premature baby.

One of the many beautiful aspects of pediatric nursing.