I loved Caroline’s hands.
Caroline had an extra pinky on each hand. When our maternal fetal medicine doctor saw the extra fingers on ultrasound and pointed them out, I was shocked and scared of how her hands would look. I didn’t know how beautiful six fingers could be.
Caroline’s right hand had the classic trisomy clenched fist. Her left hand was different; her fingers were always curled but never clenched, and her fingers did not overlap on that side.
My favorite view of Caroline’s perfect hands was when she reached towards me. I’d then pick her up and those beautiful hands would soon relax, opening from their usual position. Oh how she loved being in mommy and daddy’s arms!