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Old 09-18-2008, 08:10 AM   #1
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I am going to a shower this weekend for a baby that was born very early, just over a pound. She is doing awesome. I have already given the Mom tons of clothes, but i want to make some cards for a shower gift. I was thinking of some sort of cards she could send out when Molly comes home from the hospital. I was going to make a few of these and a few thank you cards. Any thought for an announcements would be appreciated. kim
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:18 AM   #2
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I love the SU stamp set I'm here with the hands and feet..I have made a bunch with the hands or feet stamped on white and then print a poem on vellum and secure that over the stamped image tied with ribbon etc. You could find a poem about tiny babies or strength..
Great if you can make a bunch for thank you notes.
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My twins were preemies, weighing just under two pounds each when born. I sent out birth announcements when we brought them home from the hospital (5 mos. later), rather than soon after their birth. I included the stats (date, weight, etc.) at their homecoming as well as at birth.

I needed lots of thank you notes well before they came home from the hospital for all of the meals and other gifts and support people sent. Also, I made some special thank you notes to give our primary nurses, etc., when we left the hospital. You become so close to the hospital staff over the months in the NICU.

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My twins were preemies, weighing just under two pounds each when born. I sent out birth announcements when we brought them home from the hospital (5 mos. later), rather than soon after their birth. I included the stats (date, weight, etc.) at their homecoming as well as at birth.

I needed lots of thank you notes well before they came home from the hospital for all of the meals and other gifts and support people sent. Also, I made some special thank you notes to give our primary nurses, etc., when we left the hospital. You become so close to the hospital staff over the months in the NICU.

Hope this is helpful,
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Ummm.... ditto! Michelle, I could have written your post!... I also had preemie twins, under 2 lbs, stayed about 5 months in NICU, and I waited to do announcements til they came home so i could include homecoming stats...
They've only been home a month or so.
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Some thoughts...

Home at Last
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hmm, I had another one, but i can't remember.
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Home at last sounds like a good one to me. My nephew was about under a pound when he was born and was in hospital for almost 6 months before he came home; it's a long wait for everyone and Home at last sums it up pretty well. I hope Molly continues to thrive and flourish.
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Ritastamps, congrats on bringing your babies home! 5 months is so long, must be fun now

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Ritastamps, congrats on bringing your babies home! 5 months is so long, must be fun now

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Thanks! Just saw this right now. They still have their issues, but they are doing pretty well... pics on my blog in siggy
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Thanks! Just saw this right now. They still have their issues, but they are doing pretty well... pics on my blog in siggy
Just checked out your blog. WOW!!! You have two beautiful babies. They are sooo cute. Their big brother looks like such a little man with his new haircut.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:36 PM   #9
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I love the sentiment from Happy Harmony that says, "It's the little things that make life Big." I tend to use that on many of my baby cards. I think it's even more true for tiny little preemies! Here is my latest card with it: http://thereisastampforthat.blogspot.../new-baby.html
I'm sure the recipient will really appreciate some handmade cards. That is an awesome shower present. Good luck with whatever you do!
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