Monday, April 20, 2015

Grace's Preemie Prints NICU 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.

“Grace Kathryn was born at 32 weeks, 3 pounds 17.75 inches long (my water broke at 30 weeks and I spend 2 weeks in HRPU).
Grace has now been in the NICU for 10 days (as of 3/23/15). She was on CPAP for less than 24 hours and then moved to the nasal cannula. She was only on the cannula for 4 days, then for the last 5 days she’s been breathing completely on her own. She’s still being fed by a tube in her nose, but is now up to full feedings. The Lord has been so good to us during this crazy time. She has made huge strides in the short time she’s been here, and we are ready for her to come home! J

Update: Grace was in the NICU for 30 days and came home 1 day before she turned one month old. 

A Note From Denise:
“Four years after bringing home our first preemie, I had the pleasure of visiting Baby Grace & her mommy in the NICU.  I LOVED getting to talk with another preemie mom about NICU life & being able to document these special moments for them.  While I was there, I was able to witness Sarah soaking up tiny baby snuggles, caring for Grace, & reading to her from her very special NICU Bible gifted to them from a friend.  I was amazed at how much beautiful hair Grace has & am so thankful to see how much she has grown.  What a blessing this was to me to visit with this family!”

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 Chattanooga, TN.

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

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