But photographer and filmmaker Benjamin Scot captured a different side of prematurity in the video he made for his wife, Lyndsey, that shows their son Ward Miles' journey from his start as a 1.5 pound 25-weeker to his first birthday and his life as a sweet, happy, healthy little baby boy.
Who's cutting those onions? Seriously, I demand to know.
But don't worry, Ward Miles offers up a special birthday surprise that's the perfect antidote to all the feels you'll be having - it's the perfect heyyyyy, wait, wha? moment to get you laughing after the tears you'll surely be shedding.
(And since I'm on a prematurity kick, I cordially invite you over to the Mom Meet Mom blog where this week we had another guest post by preemie mom and blogger Audrey Lee.)