Ashton was born at 27 weeks, weighing only 2.13 pounds. As preemies do, he lost a good percentage of his birth weight, and for one day in his life, he weighed a mere 1.15 pounds. He was born with hemophilia, and as a result of that, he was also born with a bleed in his brain, which God mercifully cleared up. He was a very sick little boy, and had to be fed through a feeding tube. He was Huntsville Hospital's NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) for a few months.
During a visit to the hospital after his release, he suddenly stopped breathing. One of the techs stood over him for more than an hour manually pumping air into his little body until they were able to find a machine that would fit him.
That's the small pack of baby wipes, not the regular size.
His little fingers couldn't wrap around LesLee's finger.