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Picture Of Smallest Baby Ever Born
WFTV ^ | 12/27/04

Posted on 12/27/2004 5:33:01 AM PST by KidGlock

MAYWOOD, Ill. --

In this photo released by the Loyola University Health System, Rumaisa Rahman, is seen next to a hand a few weeks after she was born at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.

Rumaisa, whose parents came from Hyderabad, India, weighed 8.6 ounces when she was delivered Sept. 19.

She is believed to be the smallest baby in the world ever to survive. (12/21/04 AP Photo/Loyola University Health System)


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: humanlife; preemies; prolife
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1 posted on 12/27/2004 5:33:01 AM PST by KidGlock
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To: KidGlock

I know someone who was the size of an adult hand when he was born. He wasn't expected to live. His parents kept him in a shoebox inside the oven in Vietnam. This is not a joke. He's now about 6', a father, and a student in dental school with a Ph.D. in pharmacology.


2 posted on 12/27/2004 5:36:20 AM PST by aruanan
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To: KidGlock

And I thought my grandson was small at 2lbs 1oz.

You haven't lived until you've seen a "preemy" for the first time.


3 posted on 12/27/2004 5:36:59 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: KidGlock

tiny bump


4 posted on 12/27/2004 5:37:23 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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To: leadpenny

My daughter was 2 lbs, 14 oz.

I thought she was tiny.

She wore Cabbage Patch clothes.

You are correct about seeing a preemy.

Every "pro-choicer" should be forced to hold one.


5 posted on 12/27/2004 5:38:38 AM PST by KidGlock (W-1)
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To: KidGlock

I felt like I had a case of vertigo when I walked into the NICU three and a half
years ago. My son told me later that he will never forget the look on my face.


6 posted on 12/27/2004 5:41:38 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
You haven't lived until you've seen a "preemy" for the first time.

ditto............. quite a beautiful thing........... it is amazing and should teach so much about "life".

7 posted on 12/27/2004 5:42:41 AM PST by beyond the sea (A man who says he can see through women is missing a lot.)
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To: KidGlock; Marie Antoinette

ping


8 posted on 12/27/2004 5:43:41 AM PST by Big Giant Head (How do you like my same old tagline? It was fresh!)
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To: leadpenny
My first grandchild....2lb.9oz in a perfectly beautiful, very healthy body, Praise God!

And God love all the nurses, doctors in NICU....they are magnificent!

For years, both my daughter and I have been prolife...active!

But it surely brought it home when daughter got preeclampsia...(& has recovered wonderfully!)...and delivered our Christmas miracle.

So tiny....yet so perfectly formed....and to think of the millions of babies aborted who weighed the same ......

9 posted on 12/27/2004 5:59:29 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: leadpenny

My twin nephews were 2 lb each. 7 years old now and wild as wolves.


10 posted on 12/27/2004 5:59:56 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Pray for the millions of lives disrupted by tsunami.)
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To: KidGlock

Gosh... she is soooo tiny!! I've read she was about the size of a cell phone.


11 posted on 12/27/2004 6:00:13 AM PST by exhaustedmomma (unprotected borders = unmanned first line of defense (Federation for American Immigration Reform))
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To: leadpenny

Proud Mommy of a preemie here..but mine was a giant 3 lbs : ))

We carried him around on the softest blanket we could finde all folded up....whenever I come across that blanket I smile.


12 posted on 12/27/2004 6:00:28 AM PST by alisasny (We get 4 more years, you get OBAMA...: ))
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To: KidGlock

What trimester was that baby when it was born?


13 posted on 12/27/2004 6:02:33 AM PST by zoobee
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To: aruanan

My grandmother's sister was also a preemie, born on a farm in rural Indiana. Her bed was a shoebox on the oven door. My great-grandmother could slip her wedding ring over the baby's fist. Aunt Vi is now in her nineties.


14 posted on 12/27/2004 6:07:55 AM PST by shezza
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To: KidGlock

"Every "pro-choicer" should be forced to hold one."

Then there is that beautiful photo of the baby removed from an ectopic pregnancy, still in the sac. The doctor says it is only after they are dead that they look like "little blobs of tissue". Even in the 1st trimester, this little ectopic baby looked like what it was: a baby.

[Don't have a link, but I'm sure the photo is well-known.]


15 posted on 12/27/2004 6:19:47 AM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: zoobee

Sheez..that is amazing!! My "monsters" were both born at 7 months and were 4 pounds and 4 pounds 7 oz...the four pound one required heart surgery at 7 days and intestinal surgery at 2 months..I cannot imagine what this little girl required..but I am sure that she will thrive just like my angels..now 25 and 9 years and the strongest toughest kids you ever saw.


16 posted on 12/27/2004 6:20:23 AM PST by coloradomomba
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To: KidGlock

This little one and other surviviors of premature birth should be 'Pro-Life, poster babies'.


17 posted on 12/27/2004 6:22:02 AM PST by cricket (Just say - NO U.N.)
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To: KidGlock
Father of 4 daughters here. My twins were pretty small but not anywhere that small thank the Lord. The smallest twin was just under 5lbs when we got to take her home now she is about 3-4 inches taller than her twin. They are 3.
18 posted on 12/27/2004 6:23:26 AM PST by pennyfarmer (A whole lotta people need some killin. (Not the babies))
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To: cricket
#7..What an excellent idea!

And while I'm at it...

..all of you parents of preemies.....

Did you wait longer to allow your precious babies immunization?

My thinking is their immune systems are too immature to handle the required shots?

Any thoughts?

19 posted on 12/27/2004 6:26:11 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: pennyfarmer

I was under 5lb too I was told...in an incubator...2 months premature...(My lungs give me problems....they are the last to develope)


20 posted on 12/27/2004 6:28:29 AM PST by zoobee
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