Today is Prematurity Awareness Day. We’ve all been in a store and had that stranger come up to us with our baby to “ooh” and “aww” and then the awkwardness starts. “he sure is skinny” or “what’s up with all the wires?” I remember saying not long ago how I wish I could make a shirt that said, “Don’t judge me, I’m a preemie”. Well I found someone who specializes in clothing for preemies!!

It’s A Preemie Thing was created by fellow preemie mama, Julie Howard, to be a one stop shopping site for your preemie while you’re in the NICU, or after you’ve started enjoying your bundle(s) of joy back at home.

Tired of pumping day and night? It’s a Preemie Thing carries hand free pumping bras!!!

Ever wish you didn’t have to keep telling people not to touch your little one? They have something for that too! You have to be agressive when it comes to germs. Here you can find a sign that can be put on your stroller, carrier, or anywhere for that matter!

They also have cute easy on/off clothing for the babies who are still in the NICU or came home with monitors that fit sizes 0-3lbs and 3-6lbs. They have blankets and BEAUTIFUL teething necklaces too! There are so many cute things to choose from!

Here is Julie’s story…

“He arrived the day I turned 29 weeks, the day after Thanksgiving, so we call him our Black Friday deal of the century! The morning after his birth, he weighed in at a whopping 2lbs 5oz and was just over 14” long. By far the smallest baby I had ever seen. We spent the next 64 days in the NICU experiencing things we never thought we would deal with.

During this time, we could not find clothing small enough to fit Spencer, we thought that we couldn’t be alone in this quest. I kept catching myself and others answering questions about our babies with “It’s a preemie thing” since most parents of full term babies had different experiences. So the seed was planted and grew into our site – It’s a Preemie Thing.”

My favorite items from It’s a Preemie Thing are the witty t-shirts and onesies. With sayings like “Got Sanitizer” and “I’m Older Than I Look”, you’re sure to find the perfect shirt for your baby.

Kyson in his “I earned these rolls” shirt

Here’s the deal. For Prematurity Awareness Day, I have decided to giveaway ONE of It’s A Preemie Thing’s “Fun Onesies”!

All you have to do is help raise awareness. Go to your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace… ANYWHERE and post:

“November 17th is National Prematurity Awareness Day. 1 in 8 babies is born too soon and often, very sick. I love one of those babies!”

Then come back and leave a comment for every time you post this telling me where to find it. That’s right, unlimited entries! Don’t forget to leave your email! Ends November 30 at Midnight.

•1 entry – Tell me how early your Preemie was and how much they weighed.
•1 entry – Go to It’s a Preemie Thing and tell me which is your favorite item they sale.

Thank you Julie for allowing me to do this!


Comments on: "It’s a Preemie Thing – Giveaway for Prematurity Awareness **CLOSED**" (28)

  1. lora s kasteler said:

    My daughter was born at 32 weeks ans weighed 3#5oz and was 16.5″ long she was tinny but strong. Born yawning not crying. We did not hear a sound as she was wisked away to the NICU. Not a sound as they put in the IV not a sound as they tryed to make sure KR was doing well. Breathing was all the energy she had. Her weight dropped to 2#2oz in just over 30 hours. Using every ounce of her energy just to be her beautiful self. But now she is doing well she is a happy healthy 12# 8oz 7 month old.

  2. Diana Lynch said:

    I tweeted for you 11/17 at 3pm (FrugalFL)!

  3. Diana Lynch said:

    The preemie wrap dress is adorable!

  4. my daughter Adalynn was born at 32 weeks and was 3lbs 4oz and was 15 1/2 inches long =) now she is almost 18 months and just around 20 lbs and 28 inches and just a joy =)

  5. and i absolutely adore the preemie dress wraps!!! when in the NICU we had a lady make outfits for all the NICU babies and I loved loved loved my little “fiesta baby” outfit but it would have been nice to mix it up a little more =)

  6. My daughter Marley was born at 27 weeks and 2 days. She weighed 2.8lbs and was 17in long. I had no complications or any signs that I was going to go into labor. To this day my doctors can’t tell me what had gone wrong to cause her to come early. We spent 56 days in the NICU and I thought that was the worst time of my life. No that Marley is 9 months old, healthy and beautiful, I look back and just awe at how we made it through such a tough time, but then I look at my little angel smile at me and I know that I got a sweet reward in the end. She is my everything.

  7. My daughter was born unexpectedly at 26 weeks. I’d gone to the dr’s with a backache, was given a heat wrap and sent home, only to check myself into the er hours later to find out I was 5 cm dilated and having contractions every 3 minutes. My little fighter was born the next day weighing 2lbs, f oz and 13.5 inches long. She was immediately whisked to the nicu where she lived for the first 10 weeks of her life. Despite being on a respirator, oscillator, and cpap for her underdeveloped lungs, repeated head scand for stage II brain bleeds, a massive infection, torticollis, a pda, pulmonary stenosis, a hernia, and jaundice she is a happy, healthy (on schedule) 18 month old. This blessing is not lost on me. Everyday, I thank God for the miracle of her life.
    I am happy to begin hosting parent sessions at the nicu as a way of offering hope and support to parents during this emotionally time.

  8. I really like the It’s a Preemie thing onsie or the I earned these rolls onsie in purple!!

  9. My daughter Kyndall was born at 34 weeks weighing 4lbs 14oz

  10. My favorite thing from It’s a Preemie Thing is the purple, I’m older than I look shirt

  11. Sarah Schildt said:

    My favorite is the new onsie, the ho ho home for the holidays!

  12. Sarah Schildt said:

    Stella was born 2 months early and weight 4 pounds 2 ounces!

  13. I posted on my facebook page. My little guy was 13 weeks early born 2 days before Christmas last year. He weighed 2 lbs. 13 oz. He is now about 18 lbs!!

  14. I like the new one too, ho ho home for the holidays, especially since last year I was discharged Christmas day and my little guy had to stay 😦

  15. My twins were 28 weeks and 2lbs3oz and 2lb6oz.

  16. I love ALL the onesies!!!

  17. This is awesome!! I love everything especially the sign. So cute. I wish more people were understanding of the preemie situation. I babysit a preemie who actually is the smartest cutest little thing. She signs, and I sign with her and she may be tiny, but she’s so adorable.

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

  18. My babies were born at 35 weeks weighing 5lbs 110z and 6lbs 2oz on October 6, 2010. They spent 9 days in the NICU.

  19. I love the Do I look fat in this yet? onesie.

  20. My two girls were born at 36 weeks weighing 4lb 13oz and 35 weeks weighing 5lb 13oz and spent several days in NICU. Both my girls are now adults and my eldest daughter has a son of her own who was also early weighing 4lb 13 1/2 ounces.

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