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A Miracle Baby Story

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When babies are born premature, they face many challenges.

One family shares the story of their miracle baby boy.

Meet Jaxon Daniel Germain.

This little bundle of joy may look like he was born today, but he's four months old.

Jaxon said hello to the world weighing only 15 and a half ounces.

"They kind of just told us, you know, there's not a big percent chance that he's going to survive, it just depends on when they pull him out, his viability and how he's doing and he came out kicking and screaming," says Dani Germain, Jaxon's Mom.

"He's always been a fighter from the first day he was born. He came out and wasn't the typical 24 weeker he came out screaming and kicking and hitting at us which isn't normal for that age so to see him just thrive and he really didn't have any setbacks you know he had a few things that we expect preemies to have but he did really well," says Keeta Knaup, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Sanford Health, Bismarck.

And Jaxon is continuing to do phenomenally well.

After spending nearly 4 months at the hospital, Dani and Jeremy finally got to take their son home -- just back for a check-up today.

"It's awesome and a lot easier for work too now. It was pretty stressful, every day I wasn't at work we were down here seeing him," says Jeremy Germain, Jaxon's Father.

"It's a great day to see them go home because then you know that you accomplished something. You got them to that point because sometimes you can't get babies to that point so to see them get to go home with there family - we have a celebration like we have a party when they go home when they've been with us as long as Jaxon was with us," says Knaup.

Nurses at the nicu even put together a scrapbook of each of Jaxon's milestones..

And today he's just shy of 5 pounds.

(Nat: "Four pounds, 15 ounces.")

For the Germain's it's been a long journey, but they're hopeful about Jaxon's future.

"Try to see them as much as you can and keep praying. Just take one day at a time. You can't think about the what if's just today he's doing good, we'll worry about tomorrow tomorrow," say the Germains.

You may have noticed the ring around Jaxon's arm when he was first born.

That's how Jeremy propose to Dani.

And November 17 was World Prematurity Day.

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