Coupon Code: DADDY
Jacqui's Preemie Pride is a Labor of Love.
Have faith, the journey with a preemie is a hard one, but babies are so resilient. One thing to remember... give your baby and yourself time.
Jacqui, our daughter, and our preemie, is now a healthy, happy 25 year old.
Born two months early in 1984, she stayed in the NICU in Georgetown University Hospital for five weeks.
After Georgetown she spent 10 days in a level two NICU unit in Shady Grove Hospital in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Always a fighter, at one point she had to be paralyzed for 2 days because she continued to pull her life support equipment out, scaring us to death but also so proud that she was determined to live, thus "Preemie Pride".
The first few years were difficult. In and out of the hospital, heart monitor for a year, pneumonia etc. Jacqui's lungs were her main issue.
She struggled for many years but by the time she was 10 she didn't have any more problems with pneumonia or bronchitis.
Remember, our little ones come into this world early, so it takes a little longer to reach those milestones.
But believe me, your baby will. Jacqui didn't start walking until she was 17 months, but.. her brother who was born at 10 pounds started walking at 14 months! So, we had late walkers!
Jacqui is a college graduate, with an honors - Bachelors of Science degree, in psychology.
She is married to her wonderful husband Bart, and had her healthy baby Tristan in October.
ABOUT OUR CLOTHING
When Jacqui was born, my placenta, kidneys, spleen and liver hemorrhaged.
She was drowning in my blood and had to be taken by emergency surgery.
I didn't see her for almost 2 weeks because we both were so ill.
The first time I saw her, she was full of tubes and wires and wearing this huge clown outfit.
The nurses had put this on to make me happy, it didn't.
My baby looked so small, so fragile and sort of like a dressed up science experiment.
Our clothing line is designed for preemies and small newborns.
Made with 100% soft cotton knit, open shoulders and front so your baby can lay on top of the clothing and then the clothes wrap around them and close with velcro, without disrupting i.v. and picc lines.
Parents can now dress their baby but nurses can remove in a second if necessary
We can't hold, feed or shelter our baby. With our clothing, you can dress your baby.
The soft cotton against the skin helps your infant get accustomed to being touched.
Designed so nothing is pulled over your baby's head or face.
No struggles with little arms and legs. Very easy, simple dressing.
Made with bright, happy colors and prints.
We are a small business, trying to make a difference in the lives of premature and hospitalized infants and their families.
Our clothing is made in the U.S.A. in Smithsburg, Maryland.
We have local ladies that sew for us. Since we are a small manufacturer we have the ability to make whatever you would like.
If there is a special need for your child, please let us know.
We are here to help!
We donate locally and around the world.
Suzanne and Ralph Regan