“We were allowed to go home. If it doesn’t pass naturally in two weeks, they will go get it,” iamclarkgriswold wrote, explaining that doctors would have to perform surgery or use other medical methods to extract the ring if it didn’t come out naturally.
After leaving the hospital the family was officially under “passing” watch, the father wrote in a post. Everyone — husband, wife, the couple’s other two kids — was monitoring the toddler.
As the great baby-watch unfolded, Reddit users were abuzz with excitement.
The couple dissected each diaper like a grade-school science project in hopes of finding the ring, the father wrote.
After much anticipation and bemoaning, the couple fished out the wedding band and posted a not-suitable-for-work photo of it as proof.
Dad said he was thankful the toddler showed no signs of discomfort during the “passing” and reassured those online that the baby was doing just fine. He also asked people to be understanding.
“Don’t be too critical of us. He’s the third. The third practically raises themselves,” he wrote.
Most parents know, or soon discover, that babies put everything in their mouths. Putting toys and objects into their mouths is part of a baby’s developmental process, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
CNN reached out to Reddit user iamclarkgriswold on Friday for a comment, but has not heard back.