Everyone knows love is in the air on Valentine’s Day, but one for family, the holiday was cause for an extra-special celebration this year.
Aubrey Love was born prematurely at 33 weeks and three days gestation, weighing just 4 pounds and 15.7 ounces. After 15 days in the Brigham’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), she was able to go home with her parents, Jennifer Love and Robert Hall, on Feb. 14 — right on time for Valentine’s Day.
“Bringing Aubrey home was the second-best day of my life, other than the day I gave birth to her,” said her mother, Jennifer. “I would just like to thank everyone that was involved in Aubrey’s birth and NICU stay. She couldn’t have been in better hands. We are so thankful and blessed.”
Contributing to the Love and Hall family’s outstanding experience was the superb nursing care they received, Jennifer added.
“From the minute I arrived at Brigham and Women’s, all of the nurses were so amazing, especially my nurse in the delivery room, Kirsten [Loveland, BSN, RN]. She was so awesome to me during my labor. I don’t know how I would have done it without her,” she said. “Aubrey’s NICU nurses were all amazing, but her favorites were Alli [Manzelli, BSN, RN] and Katie [Clements, BSN, RN]. They were so sweet to her and really went above and beyond to make her feel comfortable.”