Our daughter was born 13 weeks early. She weighed 2 lbs, 2 oz. And we didn't know from one day to the next, whether she would survive. Whether she would thrive or come home with medical issues. She was kept in an isolete in the NICU, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, one of the largest and best in Boston.
We were told by the doctors that reading, talking and singing to her would go a long way to her recovery.
So every night, my husband would sing her the traditional German lullaby, Guten Abend, Gute Nacht. His mother sang it to him every night when he was young.
Siena just turned 11 and she claims she can't go sleep without hearing that song.