Preemie Prints

Back in November, we were given the gift of photography courtesy of Preemie Prints.  It is a charitable organization that provides complimentary photography sessions to babies in the NICU and NICU graduates for the first year.  They are willing to meet on site, which was perfect for us since getting out is a feat.  We took advantage of this wonderful gift just in time for grandparent Christmas gifts and cards.  Our photographer, Ashlee, captured fantastic family photos in an hour’s time.  The babies really could not tolerate more than an hour as they began their nightly transformation into Gremlins.  I spent the last month deciding which photos to print and then mulled over where and how to display them.  As I considered the lack of wall space in the house, it occurred to me that we could use our entry way niches to display the photos.  While my two cousins, aunt, and a family friend were kind enough to babysit, George dashed out for a little jaunt around town.  (Yes, that is correct, it took FOUR babysitters for us to snag a date.)  We enjoyed dinner at Mi Cocina and then bought paint and accessories for our weekend warrior project.

Our entryway was bathed in a deep crimson with dark, heavy accessories for at least six years and it was high time for a refresh.  We coated the once dark walls with a fresh splash of cream and accented it with bright, cheery picture frames of various sizes and textures.  At Hobby Lobby, we found some kitschy iron art that says, “Family” and a plaque that reads, “Friends are God’s way of caring for us”, which I thought were fitting.   I absolutely LOVE the results of this mini weekend project and the way it captures our family’s personality.  It makes me want to refresh other areas of the house, but who knows when we’ll scrounge up the time for that!

Before

Before

After

After

Below are some of my favorite photos taken during our session-

Our friend, Terri worked behind the scenes to help us dress and entertain babies.  I know she is not fond of this shot, but I think it's precious.

Our friend, Terri, worked behind the scenes to help us dress and entertain babies. I know she is not fond of this shot, but I think it’s precious.  You can see a bit of our living room with baby gear.  It’s a slice of life!

Sydney and a snoozing Rylin

Sydney & Rylin

Mason & Harper

Mason & Harper

Rylin, Harper, Sydney, & Mason

Rylin, Harper, Sydney, & Mason

This one is priceless!  George may have worn this expression when we saw four little circles on our first ultrasound.

This one is priceless! George may have worn this expression when we saw four little circles on our first ultrasound.  I bought the cutest socks for the babies to wear in the pictures and I later noticed 1. George is cupping their feet with his hands so you cannot see them 2. George is barefooted!  That is life with quads for you.

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It is not exactly easy holding four babies simultaneously. Poor Mason was being squished out here.

I like this candid shot of me trying to load all of the babies in George's arms.  Notice Sydney is in my lap with her feet sticking out!

I like this candid shot of me trying to load all of the babies in George’s arms. Notice Sydney is in my lap with her feet sticking out!

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George managed holding all four better than I did.

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Rylin slept through the majority of the session, but I thought her below the Christmas tree picture was absolute perfection. Sydney, on the other hand, was not too keen on laying there.

For more information about Preemie Prints, check out their blog:

http://preemieprintsinfopage.blogspot.com/p/welcome.html

hugs!

Amber

7 thoughts on “Preemie Prints

  1. Great entry makeover!! Girl you and George should feel very proud of yourselves, that’s a big accomplishment right now! Remember, as quad parents accomplishments are ruled by a different scale now! I too am always scrambling to find a spare frame for new photos. Love the pic of all four with new socks being covered and George’s bare feet. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  2. These photos were so fun to look though! I totally laughed out loud at the photo of you helping to load the babies into your husband’s arms with Sydney’s legs sticking out from your lap! HA! Quad life at it’s finest!

    I just read your post over on Amber (the other Amber’s) blog. Loved the turtle story and seeing the little ones in their turtle capes. God is so good, isn’t He? 🙂

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    • Glad you enjoyed our photos! The one loading the babies cracks me up everytime I see it =) That’s how we roll with quads.
      God really is good! Sometimes we don’t understand the how and why of His plans, but when we wait to see them unfold they are beautiful!

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