Saturday, October 24, 2009

11 Reasons to Smile - Newborn Board Book .... { Hello You Books }

When Sean was born back in 2008 he took us by surprise by deciding to arrive five weeks early. He was perfect and the doctor released him to our room within a few hours of delivery. A few days later he had to undergo a car seat test because he was a preemie, and he failed -- in other words, stopped breathing. They found he had premature apnea and was admitted to the NICU until he outgrew it ten days later. It was one of the hardest things we've had to endure, leaving our newborn son (our first born) in the hospital while we went home. But it was a blessing in disguise because we got to spend one-on-one time with the best, most caring nurses ever! And when we left at night these angels watched over our little guy. We slept soundly (although admittedly we called a few times in the middle of the night just to see how he was doing!).

Today the hospital held a reunion for the NICU, and we were so excited to attend! We quickly recognized the faces of all the angels (nurses) who took care of Sean. And they were equally excited to see us and how Sean has grown and changed. There were lots of families there, and loads of kids!! Face painting, bozo buckets, music time, coloring, and cake/snacks -- you couldn't ask for a better time. And best of all we were able to reconnect with the little boy who was next to Sean in the NICU. He was a teeny-tiny baby born 8 weeks early, and now he's a walking talking toddler that gave Sean a big hug. It was a precious moment captured.

I developed a board book for the occasion. A way to say "thank you" to the nurses and doctors who took care of Sean in his first fragile days of life. The book tells the story of his birth, his stay in the NICU, and his homecoming. It is written in my voice to Sean. For sure there was a second one printed for him!

Are you interested in creating a board book like this for your baby or toddler? Email me today and we'll get started.

Front Cover

Pages 2 & 3 - Hello Sweet Baby

Page 4 & 5 - Our first moments with you

Pages 6 & 7 - NICU, Angels Watching Through the Night

Pages 8 & 9 -- Eating, Burping, Lullabies and Coming Home

Pages 10 & 11 -- Homecoming & First Night at Home

Back Cover

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