The staff has been holding mini ceremonies for premature babies leaving the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) who were born 6 or more weeks premature.
Newborn babies are admitted to the NICU when they require intensive medical care. The NICU is staffed by a team of doctors and nurses who take care of the infants until they are healthy enough to go home.
Each NICU grad gets sent home with ~full honors~ and receives a personalized graduation cap and portrait.
And the portraits of these grads and their tiny caps are seriously cute.
“Leaving the NICU can be joyful but also scary and nerve-wracking. So this was our way of bringing a little normalcy to taking the baby home,” Jordan said.
“We hope to make a wall of graduates with these photos because it can also help give new parents a little hope and reassurance,” Jordan said.