Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Adalynn and Harper -NICU Preemie Prints

I was contacted by the NICU neighbor of Evan (posted below) who also wanted photos done of her twin girls, Adalynn and Harper. Sadly, I received this email regarding their information from the Preemie Prints organization.
Terra, the mother, states she had triplets on November 29th, 2011, they were born at 28 weeks. Two of the babies, Adalynn and Harper, are still in the NICU and we lost Scarlett, the smallest and last born at 12 days old. They have had a long go in the NICU but we are finally getting near seeing the end of their stay hopefully! They will be four months old next week.
Both girls have had lots of lung issues but are now finally after long weeks on room air. Harper has had to have surgery twice on airway to keep it from closing off on her. They also both have had troubles eating as just regular milk goes into their lungs so they have to eat thickened milk with rice. They have both overcome many hurdles to get where they are today!

To be honest, I was a bit nervous yet excited going into this Preemie shoot as I have never shot multiples.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

NICU Preemie Evan

Evan and his twin brother Blake, were born on 11/29/11 at 24 weeks and 4 days gestation. Evan weighed 1 lb 7 oz when he was born. Blake weighed 1 lb 9 oz. They both had major issues with lung immaturity. Due to this, Blake developed many complications and passed away at 10 days old. Evan has now been in the NICU for 15 weeks. They have just started Evan on bottle/breast feeding.