I’ve had many requests for a shirt like this lately, and I can’t believe it’s taken so long to make it happen! To all the mamas of preemies, NICU babes, chronically ill, special needs, and more...you are fighting a hard battle. We see you and we are amazed by you. Your strength, wisdom, and love are such an example to mamas everywhere. ❤️
We got to spend two hours with Tiny tonight. I brought her a roasted chicken (her favorite treat) and she ate for the first time since Sunday morning! (7 bites!) Gary then fetched me a cup of water to which she immediately sat up and asked for it as soon as he handed it to me. You can have anything and everything you want, kid, you deserve it. If her red blood cell count holds steady for one more day, I will pick her up tomorrow at 6pm!
this sweet angel spent five days in the hospital, three of which were in the ICU, because three viruses attacked her tiny body at once which led to severe dehydration and kidney failure, but I am happy to say she is home and recovering (& now back on instagram!)
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Grace was just one pound, one ounce when she was born. Now, three months later she's grown to more than 5 pounds in 3 months. "I want parents of preemies to know that there is always hope. These babies may be small but they are so much stronger than we can imagine. I've lost count of how many times I was told Grace would die, but here she is, stronger than ever,” said Grace’s mom Mary Parkinson. #tinyfighter#preemie#hope#babies 💖 📷: Mary Parkinson
Grace was just one pound, one ounce when she was born. Now, three months later she's grown to more than 5 pounds in 3 months. "I want parents of preemies to know that there is always hope. These babies may be small but they are so much stronger than we can imagine. I've lost count of how many times I was told Grace would die, but here she is, stronger than ever,” said Grace’s mom Mary Parkinson.#tinyfighter#preemie#hope#babies 💖 📷: Mary Parkinson
So content and peaceful. Skin on skin (although the time is short) is our favorite part of the day. This little fighter is now 4 lbs, has been moved to a regular crib, on high flow nasal cannula, taking several feeds s day by bottle, and did a small attempt at nursing. Forever our little #wildryde
She hasn’t fallen asleep in my arms in a looooong time. I only wish it wasn’t because we are in the ER. 😢😢😢 We had been doing so well. 😕 On the plus side, she weighed in at 32lbs. 32!!! What?!?! She had been stuck at 28lbs for about a year and a half. I was excited to see that growth. #charliejo#tinyfighter#myhero
We don't always see the big picture sometimes, but we can rest assured that God's plan is always perfect.
When I was in the midst of my own NICU journey with my daughter, I questioned God and why this was happening to me. WHY ME!?? Why my baby?? _______________________
I did not know it then, but God was preparing my heart through that journey to do the very work that I do today through my service project. I was not a photographer before or even aspire to be one... Yet here I am today!
Documenting the journey is so important for many reasons. It's so important to have these images to show these sweet miracles later on just how strong and special they are! It's also so important to have these images to share with the world and tell our story!
It's easy to feel alone and isolated when you have a baby in the NICU. Sharing your story encourages & inspires others because we are always stronger together!
EVERYTHING is made perfect in His time. ❤️
We didn't think live when we brought him home bc of his injury and being sick but we loved him and cared for him and Spooky flourished into a beautiful sweet boy. Unfortunately only 5 months after he came home he was diagnosed with FIP and we had to say our goodbyes to @theadventuresofspooky#tinyfighter#catsofinstagram#spookykitten Saddest. Day. EVER
@theadventuresofspooky@fostercatsfordays_16 Today has been a really sad day. Our sweet little miracle baby Spooky has FIP and we will probably lose him. He has been the sweetest little kitten and it's not fair that he had such a rough start in life and recover so beautifully only to be sick. We only had him for a short time, but this baby was LOVED. He's been such a wonderful addition to our family and we're all pretty heartbroken to only get to love him for a short time. #spookykitten#tinyfighter#catsofinstagram