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Source: Facebook: Cullen Potter

Baby Born At 22 Weeks Finally 'Graduates' From The NICU In Tiny Cap And Gown ❤️

By Collin Gossel

Cullen Potter, who is now five months old, began life much earlier than most. He was born at 22 weeks, just over half of a full-term pregnancy. Doctors gave Cullen a 2% chance of survival but, after 160 days in the University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, he'll be going home safe and sound.

To celebrate, nurses dressed Cullen up in his own cap and gown for a graduation ceremony to the rest of his life!

Cullen is still very small, weighing just under six pounds. He's so small, in fact, his cap and gown were purchased from a local Build-A-Bear, but are still a few sizes too big for the newborn. 

According to Cullen's father, Robert Potter:

We were [at Build-A-Bear] with our older son and my wife was looking and thought it would fit Cullen. The hat was actually a little big.