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I remember feeling like I was on a roller coaster ride while my babies were in the NICU, it was full of highs and lows… one step forward and two steps back. I remember feeling every emotion imaginable and even now I sometimes get emotional when I think of Nora & Jacob’s first moments on this earth. But the emotion I experience the most is one of overwhelming joy and thankfulness.
Today is World Prematurity Day and we are celebrating some of life’s best miracles… the tiny ones who overcame all odds and who are thriving, growing and taking the world by a storm! We asked some of our readers to share photos of of their tiny baby at birth along with a current photo. It is SO cool to see the beautiful faces of prematurity, each story is unique and each child is a blessing.
Nora & Jacob | Born at 30 weeks 2 days | 3 lbs 1 oz & 3 lbs 8 oz | Now 20 months old Andrew | Born at 35 weeks | 5 lbs 10 oz | Now 4 years old Ella & Eva | Born at 31 weeks 5 days | 3 lbs 6 0z & 3 lbs 1 oz | Now 4 years old
Skylar | Born at 25 weeks 4 days | 1 lb 8.7 oz | Now 10 years old
Charli Grace | Born at 25 weeks | 1 lb 4.8 oz | Now 3 1/2 years old
Sadie | Born at 31 weeks 5 days | 2 lbs 14 oz | Now 17 months old
Leah | Born at 34 weeks | 3 lbs 15 oz | Now 1 year old
Mali | Born at 32 weeks | 3 lbs | Now 2 1/2 years old
Matthew | Born at 34 weeks 6 days | 6 lbs 5 oz | Now 2 1/2 years old
Rory | Born at 23 weeks | 1 lb 6 oz | Now 2 1/2 years old
Nina & James | 32 weeks 1 day | 4 lbs 8 oz | Now 2 1/2 years old
Olivia | Born at 26 weeks | 1 lb 6 oz | Now 10 months old
Blake & Dominick | Born at 33 weeks | 4 lbs 14 oz & 5 lbs 5 oz | Now 17 months old
Elijah | Born TWICE: 25 weeks & 33 weeks | 5 lbs 9 oz | Now 3 years old
Here is more about his story!
Each of these babies have a different and unique birth story but they all share one underlying common denominator – they started off tiny. But look at them NOW!