Monday, March 31, 2014

Christopher's Preemie Prints NICU Grad 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.


"Christopher was born with gastroschisis, meaning all of his bowels were on the outside of his body. Our little man was a trooper, being placed on a vent and having surgery at 4 days old to close his belly. He started getting tube feedings through the tube in his nose at about 1 week old, getting 5ml every 3 hours. He was about 10 days old when we got to hold him for the 1st time. By the time he went home he was eating almost a full 2 ounces. We were very fortunate to only have a few minor setbacks, but regardless it was a tough time for the whole family. My husband and I also had a 15 month old, who could not go into the NICU. My biggest advice it to ALWAYS try to stay positive. Keep your mind on the progress you LO (little one) has made, not the step-backs - because they WILL happen. And know that every day is a new day, and a day closer to your LO recovery."

Preemie Prints Volunteer Photographer:
Lisa King - Kansas City, MO

A note from Lisa:
"This family was adorable and I loved watching the interactions between them. Christopher surprised me and was not interested in the balloons or cupcake that I brought at all but wanted to explore everything, and boy could he move fast.  Never wanted to stop for a second which made capturing him on camera a definite challenge.  :) "

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