Our oldest son turned 18 on Dec 26th, a huge milestone for sure. 18 is a major birthday for most kids, but this is also huge for us as parents as he is our first born.
He was an NICU baby, yep, he was a preemie, at 2 pounds 12 ounces he was tiny! If you’re not aware, there are many complications that can come from having a premature baby, and they made sure to inform us know about all possible complications. We were teen parents, younger than he is now when we had him, so in addition to being young there was also fear of any issues that could arise.
We are truly blessed and thankful to say that we never had any such issues, and many find it hard to believe he was a preemie at all! We are definitely looking forward to what his future holds as he prepares to head off to college and beyond. It will definitely be different for us not having him around all the time, we are a very close-knit family so it will be a time of change for all of us.
Anyway, I just wanted to share a little bit of video footage from our day as well as some of our thoughts on our first born turning 18.
Children are a blessing, if you have children make sure to enjoy them as much as possible!