Friday, January 13, 2017

In The NICU: Finn

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families’ inspirational story & photos.
Consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. We thank our supporters, Preemie Prints volunteers, and donors for allowing us to continue touching the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families.
We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints
will help families heal and remember how strong
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.






Finn's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Jennifer Sternal-Johnson.

A Note From Jen:
Sweet Finn was born full-term, but spent two weeks in the NICU. His mama has a blood disorder which meant Finn was born with very few platelets. He stayed in the NICU for related treatments. I visited him on his third day of life and was amazed at this peaceful, alert baby. I have kept in touch with the family and found out that Finn's platelet count has finally stabilized at home!






Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families,
and organization --  please do not use for any purpose.
____________________________________________
Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 500 NICU family sessions.
This was a Preemie Prints NICU photography session that took place near Rochester NY.

We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.

NICU Grad Session: Angelo

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families’ inspirational story & photos.
Consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. We thank our supporters, Preemie Prints volunteers, and donors for allowing us to continue touching the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families.
We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints
will help families heal and remember how strong
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.
A NICU STORY | THOUGHTS FROM ANGELO'S FAMILY
My baby was born by emergency C-section at 27 weeks, 4 days. He has had NEC twice and was very ill. He got strictures in his intestines and had feeding intolerances and had to have bowel surgery to correct the issues.






Angelo's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Jennifer Sternal-Johnson.



A Note From Jen:
Sweet Angelo! He came home shortly before Christmas, and I had the pleasure of meeting him on his original due date. He's a tough little fighter but seemed to enjoy his nap in front of the tree.





Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families,
and organization --  please do not use for any purpose.
____________________________________________
Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 500 NICU family sessions.
This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Rochester NY.

We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.

NICU Grad Session: Kinsley

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families’ inspirational story & photos.
Consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. We thank our supporters, Preemie Prints volunteers, and donors for allowing us to continue touching the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families.
We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints
will help families heal and remember how strong
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.

NICU Story: Kinsley's Family
Kinsley was born at 27 weeks and 2 days. I was told early that day I would have to have a c section in order to keep me and her alive. I had a placenta tumor which cause many complications in my pregnancy. Her heart wasn't functioning right and fluid spread all throughout her liver, heart and all through her body. Her belly was the size of a 30 week baby when i delivered and she weighed 3 pounds and 6.3 ounces which was mostly fluid and swelling. I was told if i didn't breastfeed that her chances of survival were very low. I was blessed with a great supply of milk and at just 10 days old she has lost a lot of that extra fluid and weights 2 pounds 10.2 ounces and is 15 inches long. She gone from 100% oxygen to 25% . she was born with severe jaundice and she is already off all the lights. She is still having a hard time with bowel movements and digesting food but we are slowly getting there. She went from an oscillator to a ventilator. I am so proud of her progress. When i first had her i was scared for her life. They told me she was severely sick and it would take very slow progress. She is proving them wrong and fighting hard for her life.












Kinsley's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Judy Cocchiarella.
Photography by Judy


A Note From Judy:
It was such a blessing  to photograph this precious young family.  Kinsley is a little miracle from God.  Delivered at 27 weeks she came in at 3 pounds and 6.3 ounces.  In reality, a good portion of that weight was due to extra fluid around her liver, heart, and throughout the rest of her little body. Her health concerns were multiple.  She was not able to breath on her own, she underwent several blood transfusions and her parents were told to expect that she would have multiple heart defects. Understandably, Emily, Kinsley's mother, wanted to wait until Kinsley was home from the hospital to do a photo shoot.  Today she is four months old; she has no heart defects, and she has proved to be a little fighter. I felt that I was witnessing the aftereffects of a miracle. There is so much love  and strength in this family.  Their journey has not been easy, but they are optimistic that her good health will only continue.  Take note that Emily's health was also compromised throughout this pregnancy and delivery, so they have a double blessing that mommy and baby are now a picture of good health.  All you  have to do is look at these pictures!   Thank God for miracles.





Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families,
and organization --  please do not use for any purpose.
____________________________________________
Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 500 NICU family sessions.
This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Fort Worth, TX.

We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Welcome, Stephanie! New Photography Volunteer

Please help us welcome volunteer photographer, Stephanie! She will be helping give the gift of NICU photography to preemie and NICU families in Puyallup!


Service Area: Bonney Lake

Hospitals: Good Samaritan Puyallup


About Stephanie:
“I live in Washington state and am a wife and mama of three.
Volunteering to be apart of this, is close to my heart, as we welcomed

a preemie to our family too.”

www.preemieprints.org
Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 500 NICU family sessions.

Welcome New Photography Volunteer, Alekandra!

Please help us welcome volunteer photographer, Alekandra! She will be helping give the gift of NICU photography to preemie and NICU families in Florida!


Alekandra Alexandre
M. Fossen Photography
www.a2photographysofl.com
hey@a2photographysofl.com

Service Area: Palm Beach County

Hospitals: Bethesda Memorial Hospital East, Bethesda Memorial West, St. Mary's Hospital, Wellington Regional Hospital, Lakeside Medical Center



About Alekandra:

"I am a self taught photographer that started on her journey in 2010. I started taking photography seriously after my daughter was born in 2013. My daughter was 12 weeks early and spent 2 months in the NICU. She is now a happy, active 2 year old. As a former NICU parent I understand the value of having images that include the whole family during the NICU stay. Unfortunately for my family I didn't know about this service and all we have are cell phone images of our daughter's time in the NICU. For that reason, I want to give what I did not get to other families."

www.preemieprints.org
Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 500 NICU family sessions.