This isn’t exactly food or kitchen related, but it’s a subject near and dear to my heart. I’ve had two children, and both went straight to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) right after birth. Last June my son, Carter, was born 8 weeks early and spent the first 6 weeks of his life in the NICU before being able to come home. With our oldest, he didn’t stay in the NICU over any holidays. Carter was in the NICU for both Father’s Day and the Fourth of July.
It was hard having Carter in the NICU, but having him there on a holiday was especially hard. The NICU staff made Father’s Day extra special for the dads by giving them the cutest little poem attached to a paper tie, with the footprint of their sweet little baby on the bottom. It was a simple and the most perfect gift my husband could receive that Father’s Day. He didn’t get to go home with his baby that day, but that tie with the poem and little footprint was pretty darn special to take home and cherish.
|My husband with 2-week-old Carter on Father’s Day|