1. The paediatrician finally makes it round to my bed for Alexander's pre-discharge examination. "I'm very pleased to see you", is the first thing I say, so relieved am I at the thought of going home.
2. I lie in the dim blue light of my cubicle enjoy Alexander's company while I wait.
2b. The father from the next bed who showed us how to correct the straps on our mystifying carseat.
3. I bring my son to the very top of the house as soon as we come in. This is important to ensure he goes up in the world. I am crying by the time I get to the attic, and he looks at me with wide, curious eyes.
4. Katie has left a parcel of tiny treats for a tearful new mother.