Thursday, January 26, 2017

NICU Grad Session: Nicholas

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. 


I had to be induced because of high blood pressure. I was extremely nervous of all the different possible outcomes, due to his prematurity, that could've taken place the day Nicholas was born. We were very blessed that he did so well. He had to be delivered via Csection because of failure to progress. He was never on any oxygen after he was born. He was in the NICU for 2 nights to rule out infection because I developed a fever during labor. When his blood culture came back negative, he was moved to my postpartum room with me. He is doing wonderful and only had some issues with feeding related to his prematurity. It was a quick stay that went beautifully. He actually did better than I did! Preemies are strong little ones!



Nicholas's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Brian C. Parks.

A Note From Brian: 

The clouds parted and gave us a whopping five minutes of shooting time out on the grass before it started to pour on us. Thankfully, Nicholas was a little trooper and seemed much more concerned with eating the mane on the rocking horse than with the weather. When the cake first came out, Nicholas was a bit hesitant, but with a little help from mom it didn’t take him long to transform into a smash cake monster!

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 500 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Bryan/College Station. 

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

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