Thursday, February 20, 2014

Xander's Preemie Prints NICU Photo Shoot

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families inspirational photos and consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. Preemie Prints support programs include NICU photography and NICU graduate photography (the gift of photography at no charge for a NICU family), the gift of handmade items, group events and meetings, information, and email support. Our mission is to connect parents and let them know they are not alone. 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 will help families remember how strong 
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.

A note from a NICU Mom:
"My baby was born on January 24th. His name is Xander. He was 3lbs even 17 inches long. He was born at 32 weeks, but he had stopped growing at 30 weeks, so he was 2 weeks smaller than he should have been. 

Our journey in the NICU has been tough to say the least. My faith in God is the main thing that has gotten me through. We have had good days and bad days. I have had to just focus on the positive things and not be stressed to much. I thank God every day for all the love and support from the staff and from our friends and family. Without them I would be lost. The hardest thing was having to leave without my baby. You know in your head that he or she is in the best place for them, but in your heart it just feels wrong. It's not natural for a mother to leave her baby. But, it was what was best for him at the time. God had his healing hand on him the whole time."

Preemie Prints Volunteer Photographer:
Ashley Diamond Seigert - College Station, TX

A note from Ashley:
"Little Xander was such a joy to photograph. Though he was born at just 32 weeks and had actually stopped growing at 30 weeks, Xander is very alert and aware of his surroundings. He is staying in the NICU to learn how to eat properly but is now growing and thriving. His brothers have not yet gotten to meet him, but their pictures keep him company in his crib and they can't wait for him to come home!

Giving families treasured memories of their baby

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