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Old 02-19-2014, 03:01 AM   #6381
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That's cool taxy! Himself saw it once, a long time ago. The only time I've seen it is in reports on the news.
But, I have lived in Montreal or further north since 1969. And now the clouds are getting thicker.

Our members in Minnesota, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Minnesota, and Washington, as well as most Canadian members, should be able to see it tonight, if there isn't too much cloud. It's at "storm level".
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:57 AM   #6382
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I can't see it tonight, Linda. Neat that you git to though! :). I have often seen it on clear summer nights in BC :)
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:26 AM   #6383
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I can't see it tonight, Linda. Neat that you git to though! :). I have often seen it on clear summer nights in BC :)
Did you check my link? Did you check that map? Were you in the area where it was likely to see it?
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:13 PM   #6384
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Addie, not all preemie babies need to be buried. I have two 33-year-old pieces of evidence. It's amazing how big that 3 1/3 pounder is now, not to mention his gorgeous 4 pound sister.
No they don't. I have one that is over six feet today. Common sense would have told you I was referring to those that didn't make it.
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:32 PM   #6385
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No they don't. I have one that is over six feet today. Common sense would have told you I was referring to those that didn't make it.
I would have thought that some of the preemie babies that do make it would need itty, bitty clothes once they were out of the incubators.
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I would have thought that some of the preemie babies that do make it would need itty, bitty clothes once they were out of the incubators.
Of course they do. I had to buy doll clothes for my son for a month. But these women do it only for dead babies. They make all white outfits and blankets.

Have you ever seen a coffin for a premie? My mother carried my brother's on her lap. It wasn't even as long as her arm. To give you an idea of just how small these outfits are, the two women can make at least five complete outfits in one hour. They use size 00 knitting needles. All white baby yarn is donated by ESP, my medical provider.
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I would have thought that some of the preemie babies that do make it would need itty, bitty clothes once they were out of the incubators.
The hospitals have Johnnies for these babies. That is all they need along with diapers. Some of us do make outfits for mothers to take their babies home in. The mothers who can't afford anything nice for their babies. They mostly need blankets along with sweaters. The hospital provides the hats. The blankets have to be a closed knit or crocheted pattern. For some babies, that is the only blanket they will ever have. It has to be warm.
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The hospitals have Johnnies for these babies. That is all they need along with diapers. Some of us do make outfits for mothers to take their babies home in. The mothers who can't afford anything nice for their babies. They mostly need blankets along with sweaters. The hospital provides the hats. The blankets have to be a closed knit or crocheted pattern. For some babies, that is the only blanket they will ever have. It has to be warm.
What are "Johnnies"?

When I took care of preemies in incubators, all they wore was diapers. Well, most of them wore a wash cloth folded into a triangle as a diaper. The incubators are warm enough.

And yeah, the blankets can't have decorative holes, or little fingers and hands get caught in them.
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What are "Johnnies"?

When I took care of preemies in incubators, all they wore was diapers. Well, most of them wore a wash cloth folded into a triangle as a diaper. The incubators are warm enough.

And yeah, the blankets can't have decorative holes, or little fingers and hands get caught in them.
Those wonderful gowns they give you to wear in the hospital. With the back wide open? Once a baby comes out of the incubator, they get to wear the baby version.
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Enough already. This thread is supposed to be about things that made us smile.
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