For everything, there is a time. For little babies, there is a time for lungs to grow strong, for skin to colour and eyes to open. But what of the babies who ignore such rules?
Writer: Lauren Mitchell – Photographs: David Field
What of the babies who run on their own clock? The ones who come too early? In Bendigo, they, along with their families, are watched over by the wise women and men of Loddon Mallee Kids. Mums and dads who’ve walked the emotional path of a premature birth and are there to offer support, friendship and a hot cuppa when it’s needed most. Here are the stories of four families who’ve been there. Here is their time to shine.