Monday, February 19, 2007

Miracle Baby!

So, this week I hit 21 weeks. Not really a huge milestone - I consider the next big one to be 25 weeks, when hospitals will make an effort to rescue a premature baby and babies born that early can survive. I'm not at risk for premature labor, but it's just something you think about when you're a worrier like me.

Shawn forwarded me a story today about a truly miraculous birth that, when you read it, you just know that God had His Hands on the situation the whole time. (Not that His Hands aren't in everything already, but this story is so awesome!)

This is a picture of a baby born at 21 weeks, 5 days gestation. I will be 21 weeks and 5 days on Friday of this week, and this is what Baby G would look like if he was born that early:

click to make it bigger!!

A bit bigger than a pen! She was 10 ounces and 9.5 inches when she was born - and she took a breath! That itself is amazing. In the article, it's pointed out that most hospitals will not make an effort to save (through resuscitation) a baby even at 22 weeks. God definitely blessed this child and this family with this miracle! Here is a link to the article if you want to read's a tearjerker for you moms out there!!

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