Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Reagan's NICU Grad Photo Shoot

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.

“Reagan Alexis was born on 9/24/14 at 34 weeks and 5 days. She weighed 5lbs 10oz and was 17in long. Reagan was born about 6 weeks early and spent almost a week in the NICU. It was very stressful as I had never had a baby in the NICU before and it was very hard not being able to have her in the room with me all the time. The nurses we had were great and made the whole experience that much easier. I was even able to sleep right there with her after I was released from the hospital. She was a trooper, though. She was never on any oxygen and when taken out of the warmer she never had to be put back in, because she was able to keep her temperature up and was always a good eater. I did feel like we would never go home; each day they were going to release us, something else seemed to come up. First it was her weight. She went down to 5lbs, so she lost 12% of her body weight where only 10% is allowed. Then she got jaundice and had to be put under the special lights, but she just seemed to keep fighting until she was finally allowed to go home. She weighed 5lbs 2oz when released.”

A Note From Brenda:

“Photographing a newborn is a great way to capture the essence of love. And this baby is so greatly loved! Congratulations to her wonderful family on such an incredible blessing!”

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 and visit our website at 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 Louisville, KY.

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

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