Monday, February 20, 2012

Preemie Prints NICU Graduate Photo Shoot: Jack & Ellie

Our organization with our volunteers, is so blessed to be able the gift of complimentary photography to so many deserving families who've had babies born prematurely or critically ill. Please enjoy these inspirational photos of two adorable NICU graduates!

A little about the twins from their mom: 
Jack was in the NICU for 96 days. He was diagnosed with IUGR at 25 weeks, and I was put on bedrest to help improve his bloodflow. He was 2lbs 5oz at birth. When born his apgar score was 1, he was given CPR and put on an oscilating ventilator for 10 days. He was on oxygen until he was about 6 months old. He had several UTI's while in the hospital. He had a PDA and a PFO. His PDA required medicine to close his this hole in his heart. His left kidney was dilated. He spent 96 days in the NICU. 

Ellie was born at 2lbs 13oz and was put on an oscilating vent for 3 days. After getting off the vent, she had a relatively smooth 54 days in the NICU. Only a few bumps in the road in the way of infections.

Volunteer Photographer: Dani Wendal - Houston, TX

A note from our volunteer:
"This family was so sweet, and working with them made for one of my favorite shoots. When working with children, especially two or more babies, your time frame for a happy baby can be pretty small. Jack and Ellie blew that stereotype away! They allowed me to shoot through several outfits, and even more themes and ideas. The way Jack would light up with Daddy made me smile. Mom and Dad made this a really enjoyable experience, they not only wanted the smiling shots, but those that showed all the facets of Jack and Ellie with their different faces and behaviors. I really can't say enough about what a joy this family was. I'm really happy I was able to be a part of giving them this gift."

And now the beautiful pictures. These pictures are property of Preemie Prints, our volunteer photographers, and our families. Please do not use for any purpose

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