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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Most of the crafting I've been doing lately has been for the preemie project. It's a group of volunteers who knit, sew, or crochet booties, hats, and blankets for premature babies in hospital NICUs. Of course this is the kind of project that means a lot to me since Henry was a preemie and spent 2 weeks in the NICU at UCSD. While he was there he actually received a quilt and a hat and bootie set that were made by kind volunteers. I can tell you that it really does mean a lot--it's nice to see anything that makes you and your baby feel more "at home" in such a scary, sterile environment. They are actually very practical items as well--they need to wear hats at all times to help keep in their body heat and the quilt was used over his crib (once he was moved from an isolette) to shield his eyes from the light. Here's a pic of Henry wearing the hat knit by a volunteer.

So, if you ever want to make a hat, booties, or blankie for a preemie, check out the preemie project. They are always looking for donations of supplies as well--like fleece or flannel fabric, or soft baby yarn.

[Note that the blanket in the above photo was made by Karen of phibetababy. I put a button and link on my left sidebar. p.s. Vickie, look at this]!

It's good to hear that the items we are making for TPP will not only be useful, but encourage the parents as well. Thanks for sharing.
Oh, would you look at THAT!! It's hilarious -- and so fitting for my guy Mack! Thanks, Stephanie!
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