I have seen a MILLION posts about what pictures you should take after your baby is born, in the crib, in your arms, the cute toes and fingers and then swaddled like a cute burrito! I love these pics and especially when they capture your story but, sometimes moms don’t get that fairytale story. Sometimes our precious little ones end up in the NICU.
I want to share how we moms can still capture those precious moments even though our little one is hooked up to wires and tubes and has to stay in that little box.
Here are 10 pictures you should take if your child ends up in the NICU:
You will want to capture the entrance; those swinging doors you will walk through about 8 time a day.
When your baby is in the NICU they are automatically put on a schedule. Take a picture of the clock. Our baby was on the 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, and 11:00 schedule. You will use this to time your breastfeeding progress as well.
Of course, take pictures of your little one! They are so small and even though it may be scary now to see them hooked up to everything, one day you will want to remember all this.
Because they are so small take photos to show how tiny they were compared to your size. I love those tiny toes!
Capture those moments when you are making progress! We got to feed our baby from a bottle every other feeding instead of him getting his nourishment just from his feeding tube. It was my favorite part of the day until I actually got to breastfeed him.
Take a picture of your view from your wonderful chair.
Capture your surroundings!
Get all those special times when your baby does something new or when they are just adorable!
Next, capture those moments when you get to touch or hold your baby; they are few and far between.
And finally take a picture of what you do when you aren’t with your little one. Yes, I sat in my room and watched my little boy’s every move on my computer. I’m obsessive compulsive like that.
I sincerely pray that your little one is born healthy and happy and that you don’t end up here, but just in case you do this is something you can do to make the time a little better.