LOUISVILLE, Ky. – NICU babies at the UofL Hospital Center for Women & Infants are spreading Christmas cheer while posing for photos dressed in holiday-themed attire made specifically for tiny tots.
NICU nurse Melanie Keefe has been taking the holiday photos for several years. She also dresses them up in costumes during Halloween. The NICU nursing staff raised money and pitched in their own to purchase this year’s outfits.
Infants posed with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and even the Grinch, whose heart surely grew three sizes after spending the afternoon with some of life’s greatest gifts.
Some of these babies will spend their first Christmas in the NICU. A NICU stay is never easy, but during a holiday, it can be even more difficult. This is a sweet way to spread a little joy.
Each family gets a keepsake photo of their adorable little present.