Monday, November 9, 2015

Kaedence'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.

“Kaedence Krislynn was born June 14, 2015 and was not due until September 29, 2015. I was 24 weeks and 5 days gestational when she was born. Kaedence was 1lb 9oz at birth and now weighs 7lbs 3oz. Kaedence was not even supposed to make a grand appearance due to complications with my cervix. I should have miscarried. She is a blessing.

Kaedence spent 88 days in the NICU. She left 10 days before her due date and 4 days before she turned 3 months old. During our NICU stay she had minor scary issues regarding breathing (she was on oxygen support for 2 months), but now she is one thriving little girl. She does things a newborn does, like spit up and crazy sleeping schedules. But she acts like a 3 month old while she holds her bottle, holds her head up, or even has rolled over. Time in the NICU is trying at times. Being a single mother, I spent very little time sleeping and much time worrying. The thing that got me through it was that I looked for the light at the end of the tunnel. I pushed Kaedence when I felt she needed an extra push (sometimes they can't take it but the baby will tell you), I spent every day by her side (the power of touch does wonders even with a 1lb baby. Changing her diaper meant the world to both of us), and I strongly believed and preached to other moms that the babies feed off of our positive/negative energy. So being positive around them will only get them to thrive.”

A Note From Jen:
"Kaedence is doing so well!  She started out as a tiny 1 pounce, 9 ounce, 24.5 weeker--and now she's over 8 pounds and home! I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon with Kaedence and her mama and had a great time working with them.  It's always wonderful to see a little tiny baby get big and strong!"

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 Rochester, NY.

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

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