When the hospital posted the pictures of these precious costumed cuties on its Facebook page, one of the parents--whose child had been in the NICU 15 years earlier--wrote in the comments: "It's the little things like this that help ease a parent's mind and bring a sense of normalcy to their lives." The dad cuddling his little caterpillar would agree, we think.
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You wouldn't expect the neonatal intensive unit (NICU) to be a festive place, but the Loyola Medicine Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, will prove you wrong. The doctors, nurses, and other staff members put a lot of TLC and hours into making sure their tiny patients thrive. But they go all out during the holidays. And because they want these little guys and girls to have the best EVER first Halloween, each of these premature babies gets a home-made costume.
We are lucky that the hospital shared it all with us. Click through to see how adorable these hand-crafted costumes are--as well as the babies inside them!
Loyola's smallest patients take part in Halloween festivities during the annual NICU costume contest. Each costume is...Posted by Loyola Medicine on Saturday, October 31, 2015
Loyola's smallest patients take part in Halloween festivities during the annual NICU costume contest. Each costume is...