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.