elcome! The birth of a newborn baby is a special time, one full of hopes and dreams. When a baby is born prematurely or with health problems, many of these hopes and dreams get altered. The birth of your baby becomes even more special and, often, complex as you enter the world of small miracles - the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Special Care Nursery.
As Registered Nurses with 47 combined years of NICU experience, we believe
that we have gained a small glimpse into what you are
feeling. Over the years, we have witnessed countless number
of parents looking for a way to track their baby's progress
as they pass significant milestones. Many have expressed
a desire to have a keepsake of their journey, so they
can reflect back on this unique time in their lives. Unfortunately,
standard baby books and journals lack the perspective
of premature infants and their special needs.
To fill this void, we decided to put together a brand new baby book - one designed
from the very beginning to meet the particular needs of
parents of preemies. The book is called My Early Arrival
Baby Journal, and you can find out more about it,
including how to purchase a copy for yourself, using the
navigation bar on the left side of this page.
We hope that you enjoy the use of this book as you document your baby's birth
and chart their progress. This can be a slow and frustrating
time, full of high and low points. Our hope is that the
book will give you a place to express your joys and disappointments,
and our prayer is that it will make your journey a little