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 MOM
"Despite being born at just 34 weeks our sassy little Kaelee made quite the entrance. She was a small 3lbs 11oz but her father and I knew from the time we heard her yelling that we gave birth to a child full of life. Things started out great during her NICU stay until she reached her full feed amount. Her belly was getting very distended and what seemed to be full of air that was unable to pass. After numerous tests while at College Station Medical Center with no results the choice was made to transfer her by private jet to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. At that time I was able to fly their with her for the comfort of her father and I. While the atmosphere was welcoming at TCH it was hard for myself and Kaelee being so far away from family. During our stay there she had countless tests done and visits with doctors and specialist and still the cause of her distended belly was unknown. Luckily it ended up going down and staying that way and Kaelee was finally released on a sunny August 22, 2013. Today she is a 10 month old walking ball of sunshine. Her journey started out rough but she didn't let that get in her way. She is everything to her dad and I." -Megan
Preemie Prints Volunteer Photographer:Photographer is Mindy McRee , Moments Photography, Houston, TX
A note from Moments Photography:
It was a joy meeting Kaelee and her parents. They are a very sweet family and it was clear that Kaelee is their world. Despite being born at just 34 weeks, at a tiny 3lbs 11oz, Kaelee is now a healthy, happy almost 1 year old toddler. Kaelee is walking like a champ and I enjoyed every moment following her around the park. I was blessed to have the opportunity to get to know this family.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 400 NICU family sessions.
This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Houston, TX.
We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.