Saturday, January 17, 2009

Special Delivery

What a joy it was to deliver the first batch of quilts to the NICU yesterday. I know, I know, I said I was going to do it back in February but have you ever tried to park at a downtown hospital so you can just run in for a minute? Anyway, I had Eyal with me yesterday and we were able to find a meter right at the front door of Women's College Street (now known as Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre - now that's a mouthful), the hospital where I was born.

The doctors and nurses were thrilled to receive my gift of blankets for the newborns and took me in to see the gorgeous babies who would be getting this first bunch of quilts. The babies are so sweet all bundled up in their brightly covered receiving blankets, preemie hats and incubator covers. It looks like there are lots of busy volunteers making gifts for the babies to keep them warm and protected.

There are 42 NICU beds at Sunnybrook and Women's so I have my work cut out for me if I want to make quilts for all the babies who go through there! Any help would be very gratefully appreciated.


Heather said...

As the mother of a baby who started her life out in the NICU, thank you on behalf of all the parents whose babies will be warmed by your blankets.

When you're in the midst of things, a parent with a baby in need of critical care, you don't always have the chance to step back and express your appreciation for such things, but believe me, they are appreciated.


Judy said...

Hey Mitzi - this is really great community service. Did they tell you what size would be most useful?