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!