Katie Rose Davis was born on Tuesday, May 13 at about 10PM. Her gestational age was roughly 24.5 weeks, and she weighed a little under two pounds.
So today Katie was three days old. Her eyes were still fused shut at birth, and we were lucky enough to be in the NICU when she opened her eye for a first peep at the world.
It’s hard to fully fathom how small she is, the photo below helps to give a sense of scale.
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I feel a little funny discussing photography at a time like this. But Life (and life) goes on. And it is really amazing how digital technology makes it possible to take casual shots like this in a mixed, low light environment. Image stabilization, the ability to raise my ISO, and to tweak color balance makes this easily possible,
[Both photos: Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR zoom lens, ISO 640, handheld, image stabilization engaged. Far above: 200mm (300mm in 35mm terms), 1/10 of a second at f/5.6; immediately above: 24mm (36mm in 35mm terms), 1/25 of a second at f/3.8.]