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 easier.