Tammy Sloss is finally showing off her work that's been ten years in the making.
Her book, "Our Miracle Baby, Didn't They Stop to See?" was published in November and is about the emotional journey of giving birth to a premature baby.
"There really is no way to prepare but what I hope my book does is, through the pictures, give parents an idea of what to expect in the NICU and to know that what you see at first is not what you'll see in the end," said Sloss.
Sloss gave birth to her daughter Stacia in 1998 when she was just 26 weeks into her pregnancy. Stacia weighed 1.6 lbs at birth.
"It was overwhelming when I first went in to see her and there was this tiny little baby covered in a blanket and wires, and I could see more bandages than I could see baby," said Sloss.
She said she decided to write the book after several doctors told her Stacia defied the odds by not having any long-term health issues from her premature birth.
"We went to one doctor who looked at her chart and didn't believe this was her. He said she shuold be in a wheel chair or she should be wearing bifocals. She is a miracle according to her chart," explained Sloss.
Stacia is now a healthy 12-year-old who's doing well in school, enjoying sports, and spending time with friends.
Stacia's doctor met with Tammy and Stacia to learn about the book Wednesday.
"This makes our job worthwhile, to see a girl who was a baby so sick and in the hospital for so long now grown up and doing well and healthy and beautiful, that's the best," said Dr. Ina Whitman, a doctor of Neonatology at St. Vincent's Women's Hospital.