A note of advice from a GiFT Mom: Layla and Lydia were born 3 months early in July of 2017, their original due date was in October. Layla weighed 2lbs 4oz and Lydia weighed 2lbs 8oz. Other than being very tiny Layla and Lydia were completely healthy! They have spent 4 months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit under care of some of the United States best doctors and Nurses. This journey has been long and hard but it has been well worth it! As a mother of these two NICU miracles to those who are or will have to face this tuff journey, my best advice is to be involved as much as possible, communicate with doctors and nurses, listen to their advice and instructions and last but not least love on your child(ren) as hard as you possibly can because they feel that love and that's what helps them grow strong and fast!