Vanessa is nearing forty and decides she wants to have a baby. Her boyfriend Michael isn't enthusiastic about it, but he agrees to help conceive a child. After some time, Vanessa is elated to find herself pregnant and excitedly awaits the baby's birth. After a difficult labor, the baby is delivered by Caesarean and found to have breathing problems. Eight hours after birth, the baby, named Layla, dies and Vanessa and Michael mourn her loss and try to celebrate her brief life.