One of my friends pointed out something to me yesterday, that her baby, born at 27 weeks, was born without nipples. How odd! Surely I'd remember if my son was born with something, although useless, aesthetically quite important.
I don't remember checking Joseph's chest, I never saw him when he was born, and didn't see him until 10 hours after birth, by which time his poor chest was covered in sensor monitors.
So begun a search through my archive of pictures of Joseph in hospital. All of my photos of him had wires and pads all over his chest. Finally, I remembered, the bath photos!
Yep, my friend was quite right, no nipples. So I have checked on the internet, and yes, babies born before 34 weeks generally do not have nipples and they grow later!
It's really amazing isn't it, that you can see something you would take for granted just appear on your baby!