When Dylan Morrison was born prematurely, he weighed a mere 1lb 14oz and his mum's engagement ring fit around his wrist like a bracelet.

Even when he was just two months old, it was bigger than the palm of his hand.

Now, after an incredible fight for life, five-year-old Dylan has started school and loves playing ­football like other kids.

He had to be delivered more than three months early after mum Jenna Gordon, 33, ­developed pre-eclampsia, the Daily Record reports.

It left her with dangerously high blood pressure and put her and her baby’s life at risk.

Dylan clinging to life in hospital after he was born three months early

But, as a first-time mum Jenna, from Inverurie, ­ Aberdeenshire, said: “I just thought I had a cold. I was so unwell, I could hardly lift my head off the pillow but I didn’t think anything of it.

“I went to the doctor and he sent me straight to the hospital that day.”

The sales assistant was given steroid injections to boost Dylan’s lung function and hours later he was born at  Aberdeen Maternity Hospital  on August 15, 2015.

He gave a “tiny squeak” when he was delivered, convincing his mum and dad Derek Morrison, 32, he was strong enough to survive.

At just two months old, his mum's engagement ring filled the palm of his hand

Jenna said: “I’m a ­positive person and I just knew then that he was going to be fine, that he was going to get home.

“I just ignored all the beeping of the machines and hoped for the best. But I think my thoughts would have been completely different if he hadn’t made a noise.”

Jenna and Derek didn’t see Dylan for two days as he battled for life in the neonatal intensive care unit.

He needed two blood transfusions and was hooked up to a ventilator.

He was off the breathing machine within a day but still needed oxygen for several weeks and his parents had to wait seven days before they were able to hold him.

They could only hold his hand through the window of a glass ­incubator.

And it was two weeks before they got to see their son’s face for the first time without an oxygen mask.

Dylan Morrison with his proud mum Jenna Gordon

Jenna said: “When he was a bit stronger, they took his mask off when they were cleaning him and we got to see his face and he just looked like a little old person.

“He was just so tiny. My engagement ring could have fitted on his wrist. And the smallest nappies you could get had to be folded in half.”

Early scans detected Dylan also had a heart murmur but it has corrected itself.

Derek said: “Seeing Dylan for the first time in his ­incubator without Jenna was scary, as we didn’t know what to expect.

“Now you would never know that he was born so early. He is our little fighter.”

Dylan now has a 15-month-old brother James, who was also delivered by emergency caesarean when Jenna had pre-eclampsia again.

This time she spotted ­symptoms of swelling, blurred vision and headaches earlier.

The family are telling their story to mark Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month.

“Dylan had a long journey in neonatal but the staff got us through it and we will always be so grateful for them,” said Jenna.

“Now he’s the happiest little boy ever.”