Cute Little Baby Girl Is About The Size Of A Pen

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Just another newborn baby girl born prematurely, but so tiny!

Her name is Amillia Taylor and she was born at Baptist Children’s Hospital in Miami after only 21 weeks in her mother’s womb. The doctors say she’s going to make it just fine. Her folks are going to have some stories to tell her when she is old enough to understand.

More Hospital Time For Tiny Baby

MIAMI (AP) — A premature baby who doctors said spent less time in the womb than any other surviving infant will remain in a hospital a few extra days as a precaution, officials said Tuesday.

Amillia Sonja Taylor, born Oct. 24 after just under 22 weeks in the womb, had been expected to be sent home Tuesday.

Doctors say Amillia is the first baby known to have survived after a gestation of fewer than 23 weeks. She was just 9 1/2 inches long and weighed less than 10 ounces when she was delivered by Caesarean section. Full-term births come after 37 to 40 weeks.

Amillia, the first child for Eddie and Sonja Taylor of Homestead, now weighs 4 1/2 pounds…

… read the entire article at Breitbart.Com (link here)

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49 responses to “Cute Little Baby Girl Is About The Size Of A Pen

  1. ?

    Weren’t the twin babies the QEH “disposed of” 23 weeks?
    God have mercy!

  2. Red Lake Lassie

    The only difference between a “fetus” and a “baby” is that one is wanted and the other is not. A pregnant woman who wants her baby uses the word “baby”. A pregnant woman who doesn’t want to have a baby use the word “fetus”.

  3. D'Arts

    That was dumb red lake…most people rather just not get all technical and call it a fetus so they call it a baby…picture someone asking you, “hey, hows your fetus doing?”, you get the picture don’t you ? /rhetorical.

  4. Yardbroom

    Simple really:
    A live fetus is in the womb a baby can either be in or out of the womb.

  5. Mike

    Good thing this was not delivered in Barbados at the QEH it would surely have died.

  6. Red Lake Lassie

    D’Arts, my statement was not dumb. I was talking about how people change the words around depending on if they want an abortion or not. If they want an abortion they use the word fetus so they don’t have to remember it is a baby.

    This photo shows the lie of using the word “fetus” to cover up that the child is a real child. They abort babies who are older than this child when it was born.

  7. JO JO

    Indeedy ! Thousands of dollars spent ,and rightly so, to save one precious little life that is very much wanted.

    Over the years thousands have been spent on the right to abort and discard such little lives, some who were much more viable, simply because they were inconvenient, or downright unwanted.

    (Note I said who not which.)

    In the US, Scott Peterson was charged with the murder of his unborn infant son Connor, yet abortion, and even partial birth abortion is legal there. Go figure !

    Something is wrong with our moral compass. There is a new north perhaps?

  8. Observer

    Unfortunately for preemie babies once they get out of the incubators and home from the hospital the battle is frequently not over.

    (Please note, the statements below should not be construed as an argument for abortion or an argument for just letting premature babies die without medical intervention. However, the fact remains that many premature babies have significant developmental problems later in life, and while it’s fine to ooh and aah over the cute little preemie in the incubator and marvel at his/her tiny hands etc, getting that baby healthy and strong enough to leave the incubator and go home is too often only the first step in a long struggle for the parents).

    I remember watching a CBC (Candian CBC) program in which a mother of a preemie baby now well on into childhood said how difficult and frustrating (and horrendously expensive) it was for her family to deal with all the medical and developmental problems her child had to contend with as a result of being born prematurely.

    The mother stated the medical staff at the hospital had gone to heroic lengths and the provincial governement’s health insurance scheme had incurred significant monetary expense above that of a normal childbirth to save her premature baby’s life (for which she was duly grateful), but once she was out of the hospital door with her new baby, she and her husband were on their own as far as arranging and paying for some expensive therapy programs their child would need in order to grow into a healthy and functional adult.

    From the website prematurity.org which provides information and support for families with premature babies:

    Prematurity Research Disproves the Theory that Preemies Catch Up By Age Three

    By Patti Wrape

    SNIP

    Please Note: Most source documents listed below can be retrieved from the National Library of Medicine, PubMed Online Database. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

    1. Children born about 3 months prematurely are 3 to 4 times more likely to struggle in school than children born full term. Compared with children born full term, students born prematurely were more likely to repeat a grade of school (33% versus 18%), receive special education (20% versus 5%) and require extra help with reading, spelling, math, handwriting, speech/language and occupational or physical therapy (16% versus 6%). Study conducted at University of Buffalo, reported in Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, October 2000.

    2. Some studies have estimated that as many as 40 to 50% of children born prematurely will have some sort of learning disability. A study was conducted in which none of the premature children suffered from major “preemie” related health problems such as cerebral palsy, chromosonal abnormalities, hearing loss or mental retardation. According to one of the authors of the study: “In a sense, the children in our study represented a kind of sleeper phenomenon”, none had noticeable disabilities. There’s no way to pick up on some of these developmental problems in the first two years of life, so many of these children showed no outward signs of disabilities.” Predicting the Future of Premature Babies, Testing Previews Future Learning Problems, By Holly Wagner

    3. Almost half of children who survive extremely preterm birth have neurologic and developmental disabilities. Disability Risk for Extremely Premature Babies, Source: Yale University, (http://www.yale.edu/) Posted 10/18/2000.

    SNIP

    8. Currently 1 in 10 babies in the United States is born prematurely. Half of extremely premature infants who survive have mental or physical disabilities, a quarter of them severe. Boys are more likely than girls to have problems. Premature Babies: Half of Them Have Disabilities, New England Journal of Medicine 2000; Aug 10; 343 (6): 378-84.

    Article in full posted here:
    http://www.prematurity.org/research/not-catchingup2.html

  9. Observer- I am glad you dealt with the subject so thoroughly. It should give those who value the sanctity of life plenty to think about, but they will not be convinced.

  10. D'Arts

    I see that babies feet and i keep thinking X-Files.

  11. Candyman

    They look like Gummi Bears!

  12. Anonymous

    Thats disgustingly true…:(

  13. Anonymous

    Did anyone recall seeing a news clip on this tiny baby on CNN today ?

  14. E

    Congratulations Mr. Taylor on the birth of your new baby girl!

    Please have your first Father Daughter dance to my song “Little Girl.”
    http://www.TheLittleGirlSong.com/babygirl

    Enjoy!

    E. Walter Smith

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    We don’t usually let advertising spam remain on the blog, but Mr. Smith made it through our spam filters because he typed it in himself and didn’t use some robot.

    After visiting his website and listening to the song I’m of a mind to let the post stay.

    What say all?

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  16. Meredith

    IT’S A RAT! STEP ON IT!

  17. kierra

    AW SHE IS TRULY A GIFT FROM GOD ENJOY!!!!*!!!!

  18. laura et léa

    poor baby pauvre bébé il est minuscule

  19. 129

    dang those babies are small im suprized they made it
    Unfortunately for preemie babies once they get out of the incubators and home from the hospital the battle is frequently not over.

    (Please note, the statements below should not be construed as an argument for abortion or an argument for just letting premature babies die without medical intervention. However, the fact remains that many premature babies have significant developmental problems later in life, and while it’s fine to ooh and aah over the cute little preemie in the incubator and marvel at his/her tiny hands etc, getting that baby healthy and strong enough to leave the incubator and go home is too often only the first step in a long struggle for the parents).

    I remember watching a CBC (Candian CBC) program in which a mother of a preemie baby now well on into childhood said how difficult and frustrating (and horrendously expensive) it was for her family to deal with all the medical and developmental problems her child had to contend with as a result of being born prematurely.

    The mother stated the medical staff at the hospital had gone to heroic lengths and the provincial governement’s health insurance scheme had incurred significant monetary expense above that of a normal childbirth to save her premature baby’s life (for which she was duly grateful), but once she was out of the hospital door with her new baby, she and her husband were on their own as far as arranging and paying for some expensive therapy programs their child would need in order to grow into a healthy and functional adult.

    From the website prematurity.org which provides information and support for families with premature babies:

    Prematurity Research Disproves the Theory that Preemies Catch Up By Age Three

    By Patti Wrape

    SNIP

    Please Note: Most source documents listed below can be retrieved from the National Library of Medicine, PubMed Online Database. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

    1. Children born about 3 months prematurely are 3 to 4 times more likely to struggle in school than children born full term. Compared with children born full term, students born prematurely were more likely to repeat a grade of school (33% versus 18%), receive special education (20% versus 5%) and require extra help with reading, spelling, math, handwriting, speech/language and occupational or physical therapy (16% versus 6%). Study conducted at University of Buffalo, reported in Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, October 2000.

    2. Some studies have estimated that as many as 40 to 50% of children born prematurely will have some sort of learning disability. A study was conducted in which none of the premature children suffered from major “preemie” related health problems such as cerebral palsy, chromosonal abnormalities, hearing loss or mental retardation. According to one of the authors of the study: “In a sense, the children in our study represented a kind of sleeper phenomenon”, none had noticeable disabilities. There’s no way to pick up on some of these developmental problems in the first two years of life, so many of these children showed no outward signs of disabilities.” Predicting the Future of Premature Babies, Testing Previews Future Learning Problems, By Holly Wagner

    3. Almost half of children who survive extremely preterm birth have neurologic and developmental disabilities.
    AW SHE IS TRULY A GIFT FROM GOD ENJOY

  20. this pic is so cute can u send me a pic ofit know its age
    a size of a pen

  21. o dear god may the baby live and be happy and healthy and congrats on ur new little tiny baby to the parents

    people help fight to stop premature birth so that all babies can grow and get the halp they need to be older and bigger

  22. .2

    That baby is so cute. I hope she/he will make it. I wish the family best of luck. When she gets bigger that’s gonna be part of her babyhood history for sure. 🙂

  23. nat

    I wish the family best of luck. She/he is cute. When it get’s older that will be part of it’s history for sure:)

  24. aww tha lilist baby iv ever seen 🙂

  25. aww i hope she/he makes it aww she/he is so lil 😦

  26. Mintue Mouse

    She will make it God is the giver of life,
    she is truly a miricle child:)

  27. leah pichardo

    Wow.. i just lost my baby at 20 weeks gestation. This kind of makes me happy and a little pissed at the same time.
    I’m glad that the baby made it.. the parents are truely blessed…
    but i’m extrememly pissed because i was told that there was NO chance that my child would survive outside of the womb????

    wow..

  28. Holly x

    I Wish The Gorgeous Baby So Much Luck.
    She Is Adorable And I Wish I Had A Baby Sp Lucky Like Her.
    Enjoy Life With Your Gorgeous Baby Girl
    🙂 xxxx

  29. naomi

    awwww….. that baby is soooooooooooooo cute 😀

  30. J

    The parents of Amillia Taylor — want her to be just a child, not a poster child. She turned one on Wednesday. It hasn’t been an easy year for the Taylors.

    First, their baby, conceived by in-vitro fertilization, was born after just under 22 weeks in the womb. Amillia weighed a little over nine ounces and measured nine inches long.

    After several months of intensive care at Baptist Hospital South, she was released…the Taylors, mom Sonja and dad Eddie, thought the hard times were behind them.

    BUT THE REAL WORK WAS JUST GETTING STARTED.

    There were the daily doctor visits. Amillia had to be kept in extremely sanitary conditions and fed every four hours. The parents had to administer a dozen medications to the little girl daily. Because Amillia couldn’t be exposed to crowds, the family couldn’t attend church or social events. They were medically segregated.

    And to top it all off, anti-abortion activists, convinced Amillia underscored the righteousness of their cause, showed up at their door at odd hours, sometimes from overseas, asking for pictures and testimonials.

    Police officers had to patrol the area.

    ”She’s not a poster child,” said Sonja Taylor, whose daughter’s story pops up on anti-abortion websites “She’s just my baby.”

    The Taylors survived the year.

    Although she is still a few pounds underweight, Amillia is healthy, down to one medication a day, Prevacid for her heartburn, and one doctors visit a month. She suffers from reflux.

    Among the dozen or so medical caretakers Amillia meets with on a regular basis are an orthopedic specialist, a neurologist, an opthomologist, an occupational and a physical therapist.

    To accommodate care-taking, Taylor took a leave of absence from her teaching job. Her mother moved to Florida from South Carolina to assist.

    The medical appointments are early in the morning when other people are not around so Amillia is not exposed to germs.

    ”I always keep her covered,” she said. “We can’t ride in elevators with other people.

    Last week, Amillia got clearance to be in crowds. On Sunday, the family will attend services at their church.

  31. rhonda

    a little angel. I am against abortion. You here about saving the whales. You can’t kill bald eagles,
    but unborn babies can be killed. This is a messed up world.

  32. wow this stuff on here is kind off freaky and the bays feet is really and i mean really small!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. this is a freaky world and i mean freaky!!!!!!

  34. man i just shocked abut these pics that i m seening now i mean its just not ??? any more i mean when u see a baby u rlike awwwww its so cute and i just want to holed it . but now were like look at that thing it looks so diffrent then all of the other bays in the wotld and then your like well can i hold the baby fo a little bit and there jus like well i dont want the baby to fall out of your hands .!!! and then you r like well im fery6 carefull with babys but i eman that its just not ??? when u have a by and itll look like this

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  36. Anonymous

    OHHHH THE BABY IS SO TINEY WHATS WRONG WITH IT IT IS SO LIKEEE…..UMMMM PURPLE!!!!!IS IT OK?

  37. Anonymous

    so tiny

  38. lindsey

    your baby is very cute but small

  39. AWWWW that is one of the cutest baby’s i’ve ever seen it’s soo small you could put like barbie shoes and barbie clothes on it lol
    well i wish the parents the best of luck as they raise they’re beautiful baby
    xoxo

  40. h

    i cant believe that baby lived god bless

  41. I really wnat to see that baby and what the baby looks like now. I would compair those to even though it took alot of work to raise this baby…..

  42. mesty

    very cute little baby

  43. Alexis

    For all of you up top, a zygote is what the baby is called in the first few weeks. The next 8 weeks it is a fetus, the last 28-30 weeks it is called a baby. Just because it is called a fetus during the first trimester doesn’t mean a thing. It is just getting all tech. I’m 16 and JUST got done taking a Child Development class for my course of study in college.

  44. Nai

    umm is that real? as in a real person?

  45. Nai

    It soo small and Sooo cutee ❤ love it

  46. That is truly an amazing picture. Awww, her little baby feet are so cute. I only read this post now, maybe a tad bit late. But, I’m sure Amillia is now big and strong.

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