For those of you who have not read Eveline’s blog post simply titled please will be unaware that her sister in law gave birth prematurely to twin boys Jenson and Lewis, Jenson was born at 2 lbs 10. His brother Lewis followed less than 30 minutes later at 2 lbs 6. Both were so tiny, they were taken away to be put in incubators. Mum was too ill to go and see them.
In Eveline’s post she asked “If you would like to send my sweet future sister-in-law a card, letting her know that you are thinking of her boys, please contact me through Twitter, the Ning site or my email address ( ukeveline @ blueyonder dot co dot uk) and I will give you the address to send your card to.”
Having read Eveline’s post I was immediately taken back to when my girls were in NICU and I recall with perfect clarity the array of overwhelming emotions. I recall seeing babies much smaller than my girls and I remember just how difficult it was seeing those tiny babies dressed in nothing more than a hat and a nappy. You see twenty plus years ago there wasn’t anywhere that stocked premature baby clothes.
I contact Eveline and requested her address so that I could send an early Christmas present to Jenson and Lewis. I am delighted that the outfits have finally been delivered.
I regularly send premature baby clothes to several UK neonatal intensive care units, however it was wonderful to be able to help an individual family.
This Christmas the greatest gift I will have received is the gift of giving, there’s no feeling like it.
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