Newborn, NICU babies celebrate Halloween at Sanford Hospital

Published: Oct. 31, 2019 at 6:14 PM CDT
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Three new trick or treaters were born at Sanford Hospital this Halloween, with more expected on the way.

Each of them dressed up for the occasion.

This bundle of joy is the sweetest treat Jon and Lynne could have asked for this Halloween.

"When she first came out there was a lot of joy. A lot of joy comes with your first child,” said Jon Plucker.

Although she arrived a week late, Nina was just in time for the fun.

"She's celebrating Halloween in her outfit and in this cute little hat from the hospital," said Lynne Plucker.

An auxiliary group in the hospital provides newborns with knitted hats, fitted for the smallest pumpkins.

"Halloween here, we'll do things like candy cor and little ghosts, and of course, the pumpkins are always popular," said Cassandra Pippenger, Sanford volunteer.

Nurses in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit dressed for the game, surrounded by cheerleaders and football players.

Nina, mom and dad have plenty of Halloweens ahead them.

"I don't think we'll go trick or treating this year,” said Lynne.

Along with other milestones,

"Just the thought of all the new adventures you get to go through," said Jon,

the fun size additions are just as sweet as the king size.

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