Baby Quinlan Update

Here is an update on Quinlan.  This was posted sometime over the weekend by JPBallphotograpy.  You can see all the pictures she was able to take on her blog.  There are some pretty powerful pics that show Quinlan’s development.  The picture on this page has Quinlan “holding” a ring from her mom and a ring from her dad.

If you missed the first part of Quinlan’s story, you can read what I posted last week.

Here’s the text that was posted.  Again, make sure you go to the photo blog to see some of the pics.

I was so happy to go back for a visit on Friday. What a wonderful experience! Jen had knit this beautiful rainbow dress and had the opportunity to put it on Quinlan for her first real photo shoot. Rainbows represent a promise and if you don’t know the story, take some time to read it HERE.

It was simply touching to watch Jen dress Quinlan and brush her hair for the first time.

I have many more pictures to share, but I’ll do so later. I wanted to share some before the day gets started.

Update for you prayer warriors. Quinlan is showing signs of strength and growth. She is up to 1 pound 10 ounces. She is breathing without the ventilator and her heart is functioning well. The main concern, as of yesterday, is one of her kidneys. Jen and Kevin are asking for prayer for her bowels. They need to move! Please keep sharing Quinlan’s story and keep praying!

Some days Quinlan can kangaroo in the a.m. and in the p.m. This is time she gets with her mommy, daddy and sister to snuggle skin to skin. 🙂

Baby Quinlan

One of my wife’s friend had a baby who was born prematurely.  She was not expected to survive to delivery  and is surprising the current medical staff that she is still alive.  Quinlan’s time on this earth will be short-lived and the family has come to terms with that truth.

Yesterday my wife visited the hospital along with a photographer to capture some pictures of Quinlan.  Due to her struggles with breathing that day, they were not able to take photos of her.  The photographer did take a few pictures and posted them on her blog.  I’ve met the mother once, have not seen Quinlan other than in pictures, but her story is powerful.

I’ve pasted what the photographer wrote on her blog, but please visit her website to read it again and the see the pictures.

Type. Delete. Type. Delete. Repeat. What can I say? Nothing that holds the meaning and truth spoken by Quinlan’s mom, Jen, whom I had the utmost pleasure meeting this afternoon.

In a couple days, I’ll have the honor of introducing you, via blog, to Quinlan Faith. Many of you know this family. I did not until I got a phone call Monday from Jen’s friend Julie. She had asked me if I would come to the NICU at Children’s to take pictures of sweet little Quinlan. I know many of you are praying and must be amazed by the daily miracles God is bestowing on this family. For those of you who don’t know, but are willing… please pray for this dear baby.

Here is what I know. I realize this is such a small portion of Quinlan’s story (and if I am incorrect on some details, please correct me). Jen shared a lot with us this afternoon, smiling through her adversity and simply rejoicing in the details of her story.

Quinlan was born at 31 weeks with Triploidy. She has 69 chromosomes versus 46. Most babies with this syndrome are naturally miscarried in the first or second trimester. Those who make it to term (or near) are usually born stillborn. Quinlan was born January 13, 2012! Monday she was taken off of her ventilator and today she was breathing beautifully while laying on her tummy. Rejoice and AGAIN I say REJOICE!

I wasn’t able to photograph Quinlan today as hoped because she had to stay inside her incubator with a cover. I am going back Thursday or Friday to visit and photograph. I cannot wait. Jen and her husband want their story shared. Quinlan is touching lives and needs anyone who knows her story to pray for her.

 I did spend time with big sis, Heather, and we photographed some of the special items around Quinlan. Sidenote: Heather is one impressive 8 year old!