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Funny Dad Photoshops Pictures of Preemie Baby To Make Him Look All Grown Up

All parents hold high hopes and dreams for their little ones. We imagine what and who they will become, wishing the best for them and all they can be.

One dad whose son was born premature decided he wasn’t going to let an early delivery date act as a bump in the road.

In fact, Matt Mac saw his son Ryan’s early birth as an opportunity to dream even bigger for the little guy. According to World Health Organization, as of 2018 more than 15 million preterm babies are born each year.

Ryan was one of those 15 million. Brought into this world 9 weeks sooner than planned, he didn’t even weigh 3 pounds.



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“He spent 6 weeks in the NICU and it seemed to last forever,” Mac writes for Bored Panda. “Although things didn’t go according to plan we didn’t let it slow us down.”

Mac shares about how he photoshopped photos of his daughter playing sports when she was born, and he had always hoped to do something similar for his son.



Rather than look at the downsides of all the complications preemie life can bring, this creative dad chose to look at the bright side.

“We joked that he wasn’t premature just ‘advanced,'” Mac says. “So I came up with the idea that we should do a photoshoot of him doing manly adult things.”



The result is hilarious. Little Ryan can be seen in all sorts of “manly” situations. From working out to working on the car, this little guy is way ahead of the game.

“Some of the setups were elaborate…” Mac explains. “…there were always a few people that feared for Ryan’s safety.”



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The fun-loving but safety-conscious dad says he always made sure his son was safe. “The ‘danger’ all came from photoshop,” he assures. “And he was always being held and was never in any harm.”

While Mac clearly enjoys entertaining and daydreaming, he has a more important message for parents with premature babies.



“…be patient, be positive, and seek support,” Mac encourages. Baby Ryan may have been under 3 pounds at birth, but a photo at 6 months of age shows a happy, healthy, growing baby boy!

What do you think of this dad’s adventurous photo shoot?

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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