We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints will help families heal and remember how strong they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.
A NICU STORY | THOUGHTS FROM WILLIAM AND KADE'S FAMILY
Our identical twin boys were born at 34 Weeks. Baby A, Kade, was doing ok at birth and we got to see him right away. Baby B, Will, had more trouble with breathing and was taken immediately to the NICU. A few hours later We were able to hold them both. Luckily Will is a fighter and was only on Oxygen for 24 hours. Mostly both boys only needed help with eating and keeping their temps. As we learned and most NICU parents will tell you, it’s an hour by hour thing in he NICU with lots of ups and downs. We toured the NICU but nothing can prepare you for leaving your newborn babies at the hospital. Or for the struggles they would face simply to eat. A lot of tears were shed in the 2 Weeks they were there. We are fortunate to have worked with amazing doctors and nurses who made it a little more bearable. We are also fortunate that our NICU journey was over after 2 Weeks. It was the hardest 2 weeks of our lives and hopefully theirs too.
William and Kade's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Brian C. Parks.
A Note From Brian:
Another twins shoot! It's always a lot of fun shooting twins (it never fails, one of them is always a lot more into the shoot than the other). Luckily, we were able to coordinate this shoot on a tight schedule, but we pulled it off with aplomb! Big sister Charlotte was a big helper and managed to keep us all in line. : )
After the first ten or fifteen minutes, both babies were awake and engaged. As usual, everyone did an outstanding job. Thanks to the family for their flexibility with the scheduling!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 600 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.