Friday, March 9, 2012

Flashback Friday - Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

We got a CD of pictures in the mail this week. On it are photos that are so very precious to us. I've blogged about it a few times before but long story short, Jack wasn't expected to live and our NICU called in a Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep photographer.

We've never had the actual high resolution photographs. Recently, I decided to email the photographer and ask if she would send me the digitals of that day - May 29, 2009. She didn't hesitate and sent them.

They arrived yesterday. They are both beautiful and devastating. I want to share them with you because 1) this is real life in the NICU and 2) because Jack is a miracle in every sense of the word. I want to celebrate his life and always, always remember how far he's come.




























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9 comments:

Tricia said...

I am heartstruck. As I've often said of preemies - unfinished, they are beautiful.

Jack is proof of living miracles. Literally. He was our inspiration during our 3-month NICU stay.

Thank you for sharing him.

The Kimmels said...

I cannot say enough good things about NILMDTS!!! They are AMAZING! They came and took pictures of our Carter after he died and we cherish those pictures so, so much. And the pictures of Jack are wonderful. Glad you guys have them to look back on. Amazing little boy!!

Julia said...

I see those pics Jessi and get a knot in my stomach!! Makes me think of Colin in those early weeks.. Never thought we would take him home!!

Alyssa said...

Oh...wow. Thank you for sharing these. *sniff*

Aidan and Evanna said...

wonderful picture, wonderful memory!

Marcie said...

Priceless. Thank you for sharing. I have tears in my eyes.

Michelle said...

I'm all teared up too. It's so incredible. I'm sure it's hard for you to look back at these photos, but at the same time, it must be so awe-inspiring. Amazing!

mouse said...

Stunning and heart breaking in equal measures. It is so brave to share them; I'm sure they will be treasured forever. It's not comparable, but the NICU team took a photograph of Alice in the middle of trying to stabliise her shortly after birth, and though she looks grim, it is my most treasured possession.

Katie Browning said...

NILMDTS came and took pictures of our twin daughters when they were born- Natalie was healthy and perfect, Olivia had an encephalocele, and was also perfect. I have so few pictures of my daughters together- I can barely look at them sometimes, but my heart relaxes knowing they are there for Natalie someday...

Hugs to you and your sweet boy!