she is one

i don’t think i fully comprehended how tiny she was. all 2 lbs 11 oz of her. laying in front of me in the nicu bed. just hours old. and three months early. tiny. oh so tiny. but it was hard to put it into perspective when she was surrounded by tubes, wires and machines. laying on a bed. instead of being held in her mother’s arms.

in just one year, my little niece who started out so very small has changed. and grown. a whole lot. the newborn preemie that i photographed just one year ago in that level III nicu is now an extra chunky and very healthy little girl! she smiles, crawls, stands (with a little help), gives kisses and eats whatever she can get her hands on. she looks just like her mommy when she was a baby, but she also looks like her big brother + her daddy with those big blue eyes.

she has come so far in the past 12 months. my sweet niece. the feisty little fighter. still.

happy first birthday brooke!

here are the links to her birth and homecoming stories + photos .

eta: my sister and her family are participating in the march of dimes march for babies on may 5, 2012. click here to read more about it and support their team in honor of brooke.

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Renee @ Renee Yemma Photogrphy - loveloveLOVE!!!

michelle s. - She is adorable!

liza - She’s a true miracle. What an adorable blessing!

Katheen - Brooke is precious! What a sweet blog with amazing pictures =)

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