November 17 is World Prematurity Day. On this day landmarks around the world are `lighting up’ purple to raise awareness of the 15 million babies born prematurely each year and the 1 million babies who sadly lose their fight for life.
As a mother to two prems this is an issue close to my heart so I thought I'd paint my nails with purple glitter today to 'light up' my nails. I'm lucky enough to have a gorgeous new polish to wear. It's not actually purple glitter, it's a rich indigo purple base with turquoise blue and fuchsia pink glitter. There's tiny square and hex glitter and best of all round glitter. I love round glitter :) Like polka-dots.
This is Indigo from Rachel of Glam Polish
I'll leave you with pics of my little prems. They are 'success' stories but not every premature birth turns out so well. Many babies don't make it and those that do can face a life time of medical issues. It's a traumatic experience for everyone involved. No family is ever the same again after a premature birth but we are very fortunate to have two happy, healthy boys. My miracle boys :)
Alex was born at 26 weeks weighing 670gms. This photo was taken when he was 10 days old. He spent 100 days in hospital, 79 of those in the NICU, and came home (on oxygen) weighing just under 2kg.