Wis. preemie better after born on folks' wedding day
RACINE, Wis. - A Racine couple is happy to see their six-week-old son's health improve after he was born three months premature - on their wedding day.
The Journal Times in Racine reports Tiffany King was six months pregnant on June 26 as she and her maid of honor prepared for her wedding. Her now-husband, Dionte King, was running wedding-day errands when Tiffany called: She was in labor.
Dionte King Jr. was born that afternoon. That same night, his parents were married in the hospital chapel instead of the chapel at DeKoven Center on Lake Michigan as originally planned.
Doctors aren't sure why Dionte Jr. came so early. His mom carried her three older children to full term. He weighed 2 pounds, 3 ounces at birth but is now at 3 pounds 6 ounces and is gaining weight every day. Hospital staff tells Tiffany he won't be able to go home until Sept. 17, his original due date.