HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Chris Pratt opened up about the personal difficulties he and wife Anna Faris had after their son, Jack, was born nine weeks premature at a March of Dimes fundraising event.
Pratt, who was a presenter at Friday's March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Hollywood Luncheon, shared why the non-profit organization is so special to his family.
"Our little Jack didn't want to be an October baby," the Guardians of the Galaxy star said. "He wanted to be born in the summer, I guess. Anna woke me up in the middle of the night and she told me that her water had just broken. It was two-and-a-half months early. Oh, baby. Ready or not."
After a few weeks of monitoring in the hospital, Faris gave birth to the couple's son, Jack, who weighed three pounds, 12 ounces.
"Anna got to hold him for a moment and then it was off to the NICU -- the neonatal intensive care unit. Three pounds, 12 ounces. That's a decent size bass. Very small for a human. He would need a lot. He had jaundice, so they put a blindfold on him and he slept beneath [a] creepy light and he had a PICC line, which is an IV that runs up his arm into his heart. He had a feeding tube and just wires in and out, and he lived in that incubator. That was his first crib," Pratt said.
Ultimately the celebrity couple was able to take Jack home once the baby reached four pounds, five ounces in weight.
"None of what we went through would have been as easy even 10 years ago, and much of that ease is really the direct result of funding from March of Dimes. We were lucky," Pratt said.
"I've done all kinds of cool stuff as an actor," he added. "I've gotten to jump out of helicopters and do daring stunts and play baseball in a professional stadium, but none of them mean anything compared to being somebody's daddy."
Watch snippets from Pratt's funny, yet touching speech below: