Courtney and her husband tried for some time to have a baby. When they found out they were pregnant, they "were over the moon excited!" Courtney felt great throughout the pregnancy. She eventually started having issues with elevated blood pressure, that evolved into severe preeclampsia. On Sunday, July 17th, Courtney experienced a placental abruption and sweet little Rhett was delivered by c-section on July 20th. He weighed just 1 pound 6 ounces.
Here is the rest of Rhett's story, as told by his mom:
"We were so relieved to hear him cry when he was born. The whole experience was so surreal. The doctors and nurses took Rhett into the NICU right after delivery before I could even see him. Once he was stable and I was out of recovery, my husband and I went to the NICU where I finally got to see my newborn.
He was perfect and beautiful, but so tiny. I was terrified. The beeps of the machines, all the wires and lights... It was so scary.
He has been making steady progress and is already 8 weeks old. He is breathing mostly on his own and weights 3 and a half pounds already. He's growing stronger everyday!
If I could go back in time, I'd tell myself its all going to be ok, he will grow fast and even though it doesn't seem like it, this wont last forever."