Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Julia'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.

Julia was a twin pregnancy, with her sister Hazel Grace Redding. We found out Hazel had passed away at our 25wk checkup. I continued to carry both girls until I went into premature labor with Hazel. I delivered Hazel on Sept 9, 2016 & was able to keep Julia in one more week before delivering her on 9/17/16. Julia was a big little girl and was born at 4lbs 5oz. She continued to stay in the NICU for about 2months for having desats. She was finally able to come home in November. Despite some bumps in the road, Julia has thrived and grown.

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

A Note From Jen:
Julia was born at 31 weeks, after losing her twin Hazel. She spent two months in the NICU and now is turning 1! We spent a very hot morning at Tinker Park and got some great shots of her and big brother Jason (also a preemie!)

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 sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 1000 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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