The Banner Desert Medical center where the girls were born holds an annual Halloween party for the graduates of the NICU. Last year we went and had a good time catching up with some of the nurses that took care of the girls after they were born. Here were pics of our girls one year ago:
This year they had so much fun because they were able to run around and have fun with the other kids. I had fun talking with some of the nurses and some of the new parents of babies who were born in the last year. The girls enjoyed snacks and playing with the other kids and decorations.
After some time we met with a family. Their daughter Zora was wearing the same costume that Riley was wearing. Little Zora was 14 months old but she was born at 25 weeks. She stayed at the NICU for 99 days and is now a happy healthy girl. She is still catching up with her peers due to her prematurity but she was doing great. She was darling and both girls had fun playing with her:
We had such a good time and the girls got to spend some time with children that had a similar start to life as they did. I was actually surprised at how many other babies were there who were born at around 24-25 weeks and had done so well. It makes me so happy to see that.
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