World's smallest baby goes home
It’s been a miraculous journey for a baby girl who was born at just 23 weeks in California.
Believed to be the world's smallest surviving baby, Saybie weighed just 8.6 ounces when she was born at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns in December.
After growing to be more than 5 pounds over a five-month period, the baby girl is finally going home.
“They told my husband that he had about an hour with her and that she was going to pass away. But that hour turned into two hours, which turned into a day, which turned into a week,” Saybie’s mom, who wasn’t identified, said in a video released by the hospital.
The mom described Saybie’s birthday as the “scariest of her life.” Saybie was delivered early due to her mom’s preeclampsia and weighed 7 grams less than the world’s previous smallest baby.
The nurses in the NICU decorated the area around her crib each time Saybie reached a milestone, from weight to new things she was able to do.
One sign read: “Tiny but mighty”
An infant girl believed to be the tiniest baby ever to survive has gone home from a San Diego hospital. The baby, known as Saybie, weighed only 8.6 ounces when she was born five months ago. Her mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she feels "blessed".