Saturday, May 6, 2017

Skylar and Landon's NICU Grad Session

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.

Our twins were born 14 weeks early, weighing 1'15oz (Skylar) and 2'3oz (Landon). Our daughter, Skylar, had been diagnosed with a mass on her left lung in utero, and it was a major concern when she was born. She was on a special ventilator (jetted vent) for the first month and we were not able to hold her until she came off that ventilator and was placed on a regular vent. Landon was also on a ventilator. They spent about 3 months in the NICU. Landon went home in late August and Skylar came home about 2 weeks later. Skylar had to have surgery in early December to remove the mass. Prior to the surgery, she was doing amazing, but she had a lot of trouble with breathing after the surgery and was in the hospital for 6 weeks. She has been on oxygen since the surgery, but in recent weeks has been needing lower amounts, and we hope to get her off the oxygen soon.

Skylar and Landon's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Jennifer Sternal-Johnson.

A Note From Jen:
Skylar and Landon have had a rough time, but as they near their first birthday, it seems that things are getting a little smoother! We spent a lovely morning at Seneca Lake together for our photo session.

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

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