welcometotreegap asked: Please clear something up, does Zoe have twins and one dies....?? Or is Tom mistaken as what he thinks should be a baby when they actually took the baby away 15 earlier??
So we have to get a little science-y here. I think what happened was Sophie, who was very premature and very small, came out first without much fanfare. Minutes later, Zoe delivered the placenta, which Tom, being a man, confused for a stillborn child. (This happens on page 210 in my hardcover, by the way.)
Tom tells Zoe the news. Zoe “looked at him then, and he saw relief in her eyes.” But! A few minutes later the doctors brought in the incubator that held a recovering Sophie. It’s interesting to think about whether these few moments when Zoe thought her baby was dead contributed to her lack of connection with Sophie, at least right then.