According to People magazine, Whiddon, 23, learned that her son didn’t have arms or legs when she was just 18 weeks pregnant. He was diagnosed with amelia-phocomelia after his birth.
“When I first found out he wouldn’t have arms or legs, I thought that he would just be a vegetable … I didn’t know what to expect,” she told People.
“When he was around 2 months old, I had him laying on my bed … I saw him out the corner of my eye and he was hitting the toys with his arms. I started to cry, I was just so happy and that confirmed that he was gonna be able to do things,” she said.
Whiddon’s original Nov. 19 post has gained nearly 3,000 reactions from viewers online.