Hand to Hold's Official Blog: Written by Parents for Parents

It’s a Small World After All: My Son’s NICU Nurse Used to be My Boss

During the 68 days my preemie spent in the NICU, there were a few, and only a few, moments when I felt everything was going to be okay. That my son was going to be okay. The rest of the time was spent alternating between fears he would never be able to come home, or that I […]

A NICU Nurse Reunion

This is Jeannie. I met Jeannie in the NICU when she was assigned to my identical twin girls one Saturday afternoon. Still early enough in our NICU stay, we had bounced around from nurse to nurse, a new face each day, a new name to try not to forget, and a new personality to try […]

NICU Nurses: The Definition of a Hero

How do you say thank you to the people who saved your child’s life? Finding words to honor their dedication, compassion, kindness, brilliance, and love is an impossibly difficult task. [Read more]

A Tribute to NICU Nurses

Until today we knew nothing about each other. Now we are friends. Now we are family. Every day I leave my child in your hands and trust you to look after her and keep her safe. Your job is ever changing, and sometimes you may think the things you do go unnoticed.

I notice. [Read more]

{Printable} NICU Nurse Appreciation

Neonatal nurses have a special place in our hearts. They are the ones who showed us how to care for our babies in the NICU. They are the ones who saw how fragile we were looking and told us we were doing a great job when we were having a dark day. They helped us […]