Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Maverick & Mason's Preemie Prints NICU Grad Photo Shoot

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families’ inspirational story & photos. 
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We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints 
will help families heal and remember how strong 
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.

"We delivered twin boys at 30 weeks 4 day on August 19th. Their due date was October 24, 2014. Maverick was 3lbs 3oz 16.14in born at 519pm. He spent 32 days in the NICU. Mason was 1lb 9oz 13.78in born at 521pm. He spent 84 days in NICU. We had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome with selective IUGR. Thanks to those little problems we did a lot of traveling for dr appts. After 8 days in the hospital we ended up doing and emergency c-section after an ultrasound showed reverse blood flow to our little guy. Slightly rough start to the world, but we made it and are doing great!
Maverick did pretty well. He started out on CPAP and moved to nasal cannula within the first couple of weeks. He did have trouble with feedings but got it together rather quickly. He was home by 32 days.
Mason was intubated for the first few hours of life and was then placed on CPAP. He went back and forth between CPAP and cannula a couple times and then back and forth between cannula and no O2 several times. He had a terrible time tying to figure out how to eat. They ran test after test trying to find a reason he was so small and wasn't growing at a rate they preferred but there's no reason other than that's who he is! He came home at 84 days.

Now at 7 months Maverick is at least 15lbs and Mason is at least 10lbs. They are doing well. We still have multiple appts for them and that's frustratingly okay. They are both home. They are both healthy. They are both off of oxygen. They are both growing. They both give us so much hope and happiness!”

A Note From Stephanie:

“The boys were such happy boys. The session was full of babies trying to explore their surroundings. They looked at everything with such amazement and curiosity. They were a pleasure to photograph!”

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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 sherri@preemieprints.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 Columbus, OH.

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

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