Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sewing for tiny babies while waiting for the big boofa

While awaiting the arrival of my big boofa boy...I'm now resigned to the fact that it will be Thursday...one of the girls in my online mothers' group put out the call for some handmade clothing for premature babies. She's forming a support group up in Darwin, which will provide not only emotional support for parents coping with the early arrivals of their precious bundles, but will provide tiny clothing made with love - it's the small things that can make a difference.

She posted a couple of links to online, free preemie patterns and I whipped up a couple of dresses. They have snap shoulders and are open at the back, to enable easy changing of the bubbas without disturbing all the tubes, etc. They're lined and completely reversible.My god they're tiny. I was moved to tears when looking at them - they are so small. I know that my big boofa will be three times as big as the little babies and it gave me the opportunity to reflect upon the knowledge that while I am inconvenienced by his late arrival, I know that he'll be a big, robust and healthy boy, without any of the health worries that often come with early arrivals.

6 comments:

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Wow, it is such a small world. I sewed a whole heap of these a couple of years ago for the Darwin hospital. It looks like the patterns are tweaked slightly since then, but the general picture is the same. They were flat out fitting on baby Born! Tracey

Kylie said...

Oh what a fantastic idea - Could you send me the details, I would love to make something for them as well, I lived up there for 2.5 years and had a friend that gave birth to a 23week'r. Thanks in advance

Joyce said...

So cute. Good luck on Thursday, or sooner.

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a great cause to sew for. Those look really cute ..... good luck for Thursday (or earlier).

Gabrielle said...

They are beautiful and your kindness will really be treasured. When Thomas was in the hospital after being delivered early we were so moved to be given a little quilt for his humidicrib, and some tiny handknitted clothes made with love by some kind volunteers - it was really a bright spot at an otherwise difficult time.

Sandy said...

The clothes are so cute and wonderful that they are reversible.
Good to be back and catching up with you. Good luck!