Ever wonder how small the world’s smallest baby could be? Anyway, you might have a glimpse of the size with Amillia Taylor’s story. The child is the most-premature baby, born at 21 weeks and 6 days by Caesarean section.
She was born in the USA back in 2006 and her weight was just 280 grams at her birth. As a matter of fact, when Amillia was born photos of her alongside a ballpoint pen showed the world just how little she actually was. Nobody thought she would make it or even develop so well.
Her tiny lungs were strained, she needed supplemental oxygen. There were heart problems and blood pressure issues and a mild brain hemorrhage.
For six weeks her mom was not allowed to hold her.
Doctors even alleged that kids who are below 23 weeks and under 400 grams of weight had no chances to live. The doctors detained the child and her mother for the first 4 months of the baby’s life in the hospital. She was in the intensive care.
However, the girl weathered all the storms life had thrown at her. She not only survived her challenges but also gained weight and height very quickly.
She, in fact, proved the doctors so wrong and witnessed a seemingly divine spontaneous remission of her circumstance.
Her quick development made her mom, who changed her mind over having another baby due to the incident, to decide to have a second baby despite what she has been through with Amalia. She was released from hospital in February 2007.
Her parents gave her the name Amillia – which in Latin, means resilient, a fighter – to demonstrate her survival against the odds.
Amalia’s parents Eddie (45) and Sonja Taylor (35) of Homestead tried for more than a decade to have a child before she finally came.
The trials are now over as the cute child, who used to be the world’s smallest baby, has grown into a big baby.