Monday, July 13, 2015

Phillip's NICU Graduate 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.

“Phillip Michael came in to this world January 27, 2015, two months earlier than expected. At only 3 pounds 14 ounces we knew he was a fighter when we heard his first cry and required no oxygen during his NICU stay.

After so many prayers from friends and family there was no question the Lord had our baby's plan laid out and he would arrive early, all we could do was pray that the Lord put his healing power in the doctors and nurses hands. It wasn't my first time with a little one to the NICU but it still was overwhelming and scary. At first I felt like I was a visitor, afraid to touch my child because of all the wires attached to him, but the nurses helped us overcome our fear and assured us that our loving touch would help our baby grow faster. Everything was going great, baby Phillip was progressing rapidly and we were feeling confident until the doctor informed us of some abnormalities. As a mother it was hard not to cry or feel guilt, questioning what I did wrong in pregnancy. Weeks after weeks of testing, there really was not much we could do but sit around and wait. To help us get through, we often celebrated all the positive like he gained an ounce or he had 3 more mls of milk more than he did yesterday. It was something we looked forward to hearing everyday so that we could cope with the rest. The nurses also treated us like family and would share cute and funny stories about what our baby did while we were away overnight.

After a seven-week stay in the NICU baby Phillip was finally discharged, and finally home. Just two weeks home we are still going to many doctors appointments to make sure Phillip is developing appropriately. Still very stressful because we are not in the clear and won't be for years, but I thank the Lord everyday for our baby and all the nurses and doctors in the NICU for taking care of my baby. They truly are angels.”

A Note From Sloane:

“I have completed my first Preemie Print Session. It went very well. The family was very sweet and I learned a lot about their stay in the NICU. Handsome baby Phillip was all smiles for his shoot! :)”

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 Bryan, TX.

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

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