Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cole'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.

"Cole James was born February 2nd at 33 weeks gestation. Our little man weighed 3 pounds 6.7 ounces and was 17 inches long.

Cole's pregnancy became complicated at sixteen weeks when I began having bleeding issues. In 2013 we lost our son Luke after a pregnancy marked with bleeding ending in an abruption at 19 weeks gestation and his death shortly after birth. So, when this pregnancy became complicated we were terrified of another loss. Each week that I carried Cole felt like such an accomplishment. Christmas marked 25 weeks and when we began to have hope to get to meet and raise our son. At 30 weeks and 3 days, Cole decided he was ready to meet us! Each day in the NICU we are grateful to get to spend another day with him and are starting to look forward to the day he can come home."

UPDATE: Cole is now home, happy and healthy. 

A Note From Tiffany:

"I loved working with the Weiner family! Their little man was such a smiley and made my job super easy and his big sister was much fun!! She loved saying "cheese burgers"! The whole family was just a joy and made my morning that much more special.”

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 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 Norfolk, VA.

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

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