Hi everyone! My name is Nathan Jacob, and I am 4 months old! I’m mommy’s ray of sunshine and best friend. I love to smile and laugh; and being with my mommy makes me the happiest. I love being talked too and any toy that rattles! I love trying to grab stuff and looking around! And boy oh boy do I love going to new places! The first 2 months of my life I spent at CHOP due to my CDH, so I always loved new scenery other than my hospital room! Here’s my story; After I was welcomed into the world, I was intubated and sent to the N/IICU at CHOP awaiting surgery due to my CDH (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.) In the matter of almost 2 months after birth; I was intubated, had 2 surgeries, and experienced some minor bumps in the road that delayed my discharge home, BUT in all of that I always had a smile on my face because it always cheered my mommy up when she was down! You would never know by looking at me what I’ve been through except when I’m nakey and I get to show off my cool scars! But I’m healthy now, recovered, and reaching all my milestones!