Here are Cliff's best friends:
"Monks" and "Pups"
They have been with Cliff since the very beginning. When I was in labor Cliff, we knew he would go straight to the NICU, so I took the monkey and put him on my chest so he would smell like me. He spent hours with me in Labor & Delivery and then stayed in the NICU with Cliff for 18 days! Needless to say, "Monks" is a trooper!
See, me and "Monks" right before Cliff was born:
"Monks" keeping Cliff company in the NICU:
Every morning when I go in to wake Cliff, They are there:
He has chewed on them since he was a baby and they are beginning to show some wear and tear... they also have a "funk" to them that NO amount of detergent can get out (tips welcome!)... I dare not replace them, so I decided to sew their "corners" shut to prevent further fraying. Here they are before their little "fix":
See, they are VERY worn and chewed up!
Here's how they turned out:
All Better! (...at least for now...)
Do you or your children have a special lovey?!