We are parents of a micro preemie born at 26 weeks. His name is Eli and he was 1 pound 12 ounces when he was born. Eli stayed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit "NICU" for 89 days. During that time of learning to care for our son and also watching how the NICU worked, we also learned that so much goes into keeping our little baby healthy and alive. The team of doctors and nurses working around the clock, special teams for nutrition and care were all vital parts of giving Eli the best outcome.
It didn't feel like there was much we could do other than having as much skin to skin time and for mom to pump and providing as much milk as her body could provide. So we decided that we could give back to the nurses, doctors, and even the families in the NICU. We could bring a little light hearted laughter or joy in a place where everyday was unexpected or felt like a roller coaster. That's where our onesies and t shirts came to life.
Eli is now 2 and thriving and we are expecting our 2nd boy and his name is Finn. We're hoping that our onesies put a little smile on everyone's faces especially in times when they are much needed. It's the little things!