27 weeks

Update on 27 Week Twin Preemies, Ada and James | NICU Portrait Session | Charlotte, North Carolina

Remember my sweet twin friends, James and Ada?  Well, Ada finally made it out of the NICU to be home with her brother!  These photos were from our last session together, when she was 3 and a half months old.  She just had to show off her Christmas outfit!  She is such a sweet babe!

27 Week Preemie Twin Ada Smiling in Christmas Outfit

27 Week Preemie Twin Ada Smiling in Christmas Outfit

Here is an update from Ada's mom:  

"Ada came home on January 2 (after 110 days in the NICU) weighing 5 pounds 13 oz.  She now weighs 6 pounds 8 oz. She came home on a small amount of oxygen. She is becoming a better eater, taking bottles more quickly and efficiently.  She is enjoying lots of naps since being home in a calmer environment. She loves being snuggled and talked to and will stare at your face the entire time you are speaking. She can lift her head a little and turn it when you hold her on your chest. She also loves to grasp your finger or objects placed in her hand. She sleeps fairly well through the night between feedings but is an early bird who loves to wake up around 6 am.

James came home November 23 (after 70 days in the NICU) weighing 5 pounds 12 oz. He now weighs 11 pounds 1 oz!  He is changing so much every day. He is starting to look at you when you speak to him. He smiles socially, and he can lift his head and turn it during tummy time. He is starting to make "baby sounds" such as cooing when he is talked to. He is fascinated by high contrasts in color which means that our dark colored ceiling fan mesmerizes him. He sleeps extremely well from one feeding to the next during the night."

I am so excited to watch both of these preemies grow strong and develop personalities.  These parents are so sweet and I have truly enjoyed getting to know them!

Kaden | 27 Week Preemie | NICU Portraits | Charlotte, North Carolina NICU Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography

This sweet little guy decided to come a little early!  Meet my new friend, Kaden!  He was due in August but decided to come in May at just 27 weeks.  His birth weight was 1 pound and 11 ounces, and he was only 11 inches long!  Kaden's mom found out that she was expecting in January and did not expect to go into labor so early.  She was so scared, just like most other NICU moms.  Can you relate?  What kind of feelings did you have when you found out that your baby was going to be delivered sooner than expected?  

This is what WebMD says most babies are doing at 27 weeks.  Kaden decided he didn't want to have anything to do with all of those "normal baby" things - he was so excited to see his mommy that he just couldn't wait any longer!  

Scroll through to see what his life is like in the NICU...