World wide 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely, that is before 37 weeks gestation. Here in Canada that number is 1 in 12. Today is World Prematurity Day which celebrates these extra tiny miracles! Four and a half years ago my oldest daughter arrived 9 weeks early at 2lbs 15 oz so this day is a special one for us. We will be forever grateful for the amazing staff at the Royal Alex NICU in Edmonton, Alberta who took such great care of our girl – and so many others each and every day. It is amazing however tiny our girl was to look around and see other babies who were more than half her size! Preemies are fighters and we our thankful for our little fighter!
Happy World Prematurity Day to all preemie rock stars!