Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Marilyn'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.

18 weeks into my pregnancy I was told my baby hadn't grown in 2 weeks, I was told by my care provider a DNC Would be our best interest, I didn't accept that. I switched care providers and began mild bed rest. At 27 weeks I was hospitalized to receive steroids and await my babies arrival. At 30 weeks exactly at 4:07 pm I gave birth to a 1lb 6oz micro preemie named Marilyn. She was one of the tiniest babies on the unit. When she was born she was given a 30% chance of survival with no major health issues. She was diagnosed with failure to thrive, IUGR & BPD. After 107 days between the level 3 NICU and the special care nursery we were finally able to go home.

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

A Note From Jen:
Photos from Marilyn's first birthday! She sure has grown: from a 30 week, 1lb 6oz micropreemie to a happy one year old! So glad to see her thriving.

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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