Saturday, November 4, 2017

Jack's NICU Photo 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.

I had just started my 3rd trimester when I was diagnosed with gestational hypertension. This was my first pregnancy so I felt a little nervous but i still went on with my day. On the 25th of September I was told to go to triage because I have protein in my urine and I was diagnosed with preeclampsia. I was nervous but I still felt okay until I was told that I'm not leaving until I gave birth. I was only 30 weeks 5 days..I still had the rest of my 3rd trimester to go! On the 28th of September I had an ultrasound and I was told that I am having my son that day via c section because he was not moving around as much. I felt like someone told me a loved one had died..I was so devastated and immediately felt guilt and fear. He came out an hour after he decision was made. Ever since his birthday he has been doing great! He is just under 3lbs (he was born at 2lbs 5oz) and he doesn't need much help breathing and he's been getting feeding cues. My whole life has changed and I cannot thank the nurses and doctors enough for taking care of him. He will be home in no time!

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

A Note From Jen:
Jack is doing so well in the NICU! Hoping he's home with his family soon.

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 1000 NICU family sessions.
This was a Preemie Prints NICU 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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