Saturday, March 28, 2009

2009 NICU Preemie Party!!!

Today was such a special day for our family. It was the 2009 NICU Preemie Party that is held every 2 years. Every baby that was born in the year 2007 was invited and I think all of them came! There were over 600 RSVP's and let me tell you, it was crowded! We had such an amazing time and got to see lots of wonderful people. Afterwards, we headed over to the NICU to visit the working nurses and that was fun too. Such a special day. :)

On to the pics!

G snapped this and I thought it was too cute not to share!

The NICU doctors minus Dr. Novak...Dr. Davison, Dr. Dworsky (he was Em's delivery dr) and Dr. Morris. LOVE these guys! They are amazing drs and we are forever grateful for them.

Somthing has happened to my blog so I have no idea why it's making me type here but oh well.
This is Em, Me, and baby Lucas! My sweet friend Kylie's little boy. I tried to take him home with me but Emma wasn't having it!

They had an Easter bunny at the party and he was so funny. Emma would give him a little hand shake but that's it.

Our BFF Ella Grace that lived beside Emma in the NICU. We love miss Ella!

Emma and the Easter bunny...she was not liking him holding her!

Our friends the Gibsons! There little boys Ben & Jake were 26 wkers too and we became friends. Don't you just love their red hair??

Before everyone left they got a "group shot" and we all huddled close together. I'm anxious to see the outcome. Did I mention there were over 600 people?! They had 1 parent stand with the kids unless there were multiples and then they had both parents.

Our dear friends the Truss's. Silas was born 1 wk before Emma and Silas was the 1st baby in a Giraffe bed and Emma was the 2nd. Baracka is such an amazing woman and I think the world of her.
And trying to get 4 toddlers to take a picture! Walker, Ben, Jake, and Emma. I actually don't know which one is Ben and which one is Jake, but I'm guessing. :)

Our dear favorite nurse Mrs. Sandy!!! We love this woman sooo much! She took care of Emma almost everyday that we were there and I miss her so much. She helped me more than she knows during our time there and we will always love her.

Brandy, Candy, and Emma...Candy took care of Emma on her 2nd day there and a couple more days after that. We think the world of her too and found out that she is 19 wks pregnant! Couldn't be happier for her!

I'm glad the weather cooperated while we were out and about. I had so much fun at the party! More to come later...enjoy the weekend!

1 comment:

Amy said...

I am so glad this was Emma's year! The Preemie Party is such a neat party. When we went to Ann Catherine's, the party felt like such a milestone - a reminder that "we made it." I'm so glad you got to reconnect with your special friends and nurses!