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 RYLEE'S FAMILY
I did not think I was going to have my baby early. I went to the doctor just because my blood pressure was high and found out I had pre-eclampsia. My doctor said, "Hey we're having a baby today." With my mind racing I was rushed to labor and delivery and Rylee was here two hours later. She was born 3lbs 8oz. I loved every thing about the Scott and White NICU. The nurses and doctors were all great. I received a phone call every day with an update about Rylee. They made it comfortable for me to nurse her (or to try anyway). The nurses cared for Rylee like she was their own.
Rylee's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Brian C. Parks.
A Note From Brian:Rylee is such a sweet girl and wasn't the least bit shy in front of the camera. She had a great time checking out the lenses and really got a kick out of seeing her photos on the display. The weather almost did us in, but luckily it held off just long enough for us to get everything wrapped up (in the end the weather held out longer than Rylee did!).
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.