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      Celebrating Mother's Day in the NICU

      "It's hard to believe I could care so much about something so tiny, and every time I leave here it's harder than the time before," said Rauch. "It's hard to put her back in that bed and walk away."

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Mothers who can't be with their babies on Mother's Day got some extra cheer at the hospital Friday

      Family Connections NICU Parent Partners hosted a Mother's Day event for moms who have babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Palmetto Richland Hospital.

      Moms got miniature knit hats for their babies and goodie bags from March of Dimes.

      New mom Sherry Rauch says she will be back in the hospital on Mother's Day to spend more time with her new daughter.

      "It's hard to believe I could care so much about something so tiny, and every time I leave here it's harder than the time before," said Rauch. "It's hard to put her back in that bed and walk away."

      Don't forget, Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12.