Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hearts for the NICU

It's "Anything Goes" this week for the Cutting Cafe challenge. My granddaughter entered this world 10 weeks early August 27th, weighing 1 lb .5 ou and measuring 13" long.

My daughter-in-law showed me a fabric heart with a poem that she received while there and asked if I could make a few more for her.

I used the heart from the Cutting Cafe's Heart Envelope Shaped Card Template and manipulated one of the hearts to the size I needed. The hearts need to be no smaller than 5.5" and no larger than 8". I decided to not only make some for her, but to make extra and donate them to the NICU unit where my sweet grandaughter is.

Here is the poem that goes with them:

Wear this cloth against your breast.
Near your heart and warm caress.

Place it close to your baby’s face
allowing your presence to fill the space.

Your baby will feel your love is near,
in scent and warmth when you cannot be here.

Allow the milk you so tenderly share,
to be the connection for you
and the one you hold dear

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  1. that top heart is the sweetest material! Thinking of your family and new little grand babe! <3

  2. soooooooooo precious Debbie, praying for the babies...what a wonderful thing your doing...hugs

  3. Awe these are super sweet - praying for the cutie creation that came to join the world --- congratulations!

  4. Praying for the babies Debbie. Your hearts are a nice job for your granddaughter and the other babies who are with her.
    Big hugs

  5. Adorable Debbie . praying for the babies.Hugs

  6. What an awesome thing to do. I’m quite sure the parents will appreciate those deeply.