Today my nephew, Jace, is 6 years old! 6 years!? How the heck did that happened?!
Six years ago, I got a call from my sister, Christy telling me that they were going to admit her to the hospital and she was gonna have the baby. Not surprising to most people when they are expecting a baby, but we weren't expecting his arrival for a little while. It was February and she was due in April! I believe she was about 30, maybe 31 weeks along.
Patrick and I rushed over to the hospital and were able to hang out with Christy for awhile before anyone else got there. She seemed very calm about the whole crazy matter. The reason they needed to deliver Jace was that Christy was suffering from preeclampsia.
They got her all ready and Baby Jace was brought into the world weighing in at 2 lbs, 13 oz. He was SO tiny. I still have pictures, but it's really hard to wrap your head around how small that actually is 6 years later! Jace had to stay in the hospital for a few weeks but he was growing like a champ and was able to go home with just a little monitor that they had to attach to make sure he didn't forget to breathe when sleeping.
Six years later, you would NEVER know that he was a preemie! He is so big!
Happy 6th Birthday Jace!!