I am numb from the waist down. I can feel their tools and hands strangely pulling and tugging. There are a lot more people here than I anticipated, not that I had time for any preconceived ideas. This wasn’t the plan and we are well ahead of schedule. The curtain shields me from what’s going on. I had to sign something confirming that we are aware of the risks. I’m shaking as the atmosphere in the room shifts. The curtain opens to reveal a tiny beauty that I grew. She is perfect. She just couldn’t flourish inside a minute longer.