Home from the NICU at last

newborn photos of baby home from the NICU
in home newborn photos after coming home from the NICU
newborn pictures once preemie is home from the hospital

She spent 100 days in the NICU, but she’s home at last! Her family is overjoyed to have her home. She was early and tiny, but is healthy and doing so well. I often find that babies who have spent some time in the NICU are great sleepers. They’ve been exposed to lots of noise and light, and it seems like that trains them to ignore lots of distractions. That was certainly the case with Amari. Even though she’s 3 months old, she is very much a newborn in adjusted age. She slept soundly through all her pictures. Moving her to a new spot or a new pose didn’t bother her a bit.

She has an older brother and sister who weren’t able to visit her in the NICU, and they are loving being able to spend time with her. It’s so much fun to watch them talk to her and touch her ever so gently. She’s going to have such fun with them as she grows!

Safely photographing babies home from the NICU

Newborn safety is always important to me, but it’s especially important to be careful of these tiniest babies once they’ve gotten out of the NICU. These days, I always wear a mask, of course. I use lots of hand sanitizer and make sure I’m healthy. I keep up to date on vaccines. My whooping cough vaccine got updated a few years ago, since that can be such a risk to kids. You can be sure that I’ll do everything I can to keep your baby safe.

If your baby has to spend some time in the NICU, you can safely have a newborn session for them once they’re home and your doctor OKs visitors. I have a very flexible schedule, and we can reschedule as necessary if your baby comes home early or late. Even if your baby is older than the recommended 1-2 weeks for newborn pictures, a newborn photo session is very possible. Give me a call or send me an email here. I’d love to talk over details with you!

Serving Kalamazoo & Portage Mi
will travel throughout southwest Michigan
1920 Brentwood Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008
Phone: (269) 267 - 7083Email: ellendykstraphotography@gmail.com

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