Skip to comments.Picture Of Smallest Baby Ever Born
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)
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.
And I thought my grandson was small at 2lbs 1oz.
You haven't lived until you've seen a "preemy" for the first time.
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.
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.
ditto............. quite a beautiful thing........... it is amazing and should teach so much about "life".
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 ......
My twin nephews were 2 lb each. 7 years old now and wild as wolves.
Gosh... she is soooo tiny!! I've read she was about the size of a cell phone.
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.
What trimester was that baby when it was born?
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.
"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.]
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.
This little one and other surviviors of premature birth should be 'Pro-Life, poster babies'.
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?
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)