Monday, December 12, 2016

Rosemary's Preemie Prints 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.


Mommy started having contractions on Oct 19th that were only 3 minutes apart. She went up to the hospital in Alma thinking the doctors would be able to stop them but they couldn't so they transferred mommy by ambulance at 3:30am to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing MI. Doctors found fluid pooling and lots of blood when examining mommy so she was sent over to labor and delivery. At 11am the tests all came back positive for amniotic fluid. We had no choice but to encourage labor. They started mommy on Pitocin and she labored all day until 4am on October 20th when she finally had the urge to push. The nurse called the NICU to say we would need the team downstairs soon and then checked mommy at 4:07am, she said mommy was at 8cm and would be delivering within a half hour. Mommy couldn't last that long; I was on my way!! I was born just as the NICU staff was walking through the door at 4:11am with just one push!!!! I weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces at birth and am 17.9 inches long. I have an APGAR score of 8 and 9 so I am doing pretty good my, doctors say. There is some swelling on my head that they are a little concerned about right now but I have a specialist coming to see me. But I am a fighter like my older sisters who were also preemies!! I will make it through this.”

Rosemary’s photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Kayla Oaks.
A Note From Kayla:

“Rosemary was born 6 weeks ago and she was a dream to do photos with. She slept through most of her session and was easy to pose for some photos as well. She is a trooper and is too precious! I loved being able to work with this family and capturing some graduation NICU photos for their family of Rosemary!”

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 Alma, MI.

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

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