MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The McCain family was very excited when they found out after seven years of marriage, they were expecting.
At the same time, they understood this would be a high-risk pregnancy. Nevertheless, they still saw it as a blessing.
Six months into the pregnancy, Stephania McCain began having contractions. Her son RJ was ready to make his entrance into the world, ahead of schedule.
Stephania said she was caught off guard.
“I was barely six months pregnant,” Stephania said. “I was like, what do you mean?”
Stephania had dilated three centimeters, and there was a tear in the amniotic sack, causing fluid to leak. Her doctors attempted to stop the contractions with no success, and four days later, RJ was born.
He was tiny.
“They were holding him like this,” Stephania said, showing the palms of her hands.
RJ’s doctors knew the best place for him would be