Thursday, April 10, 2014

Parents finally get to hold one of smallest babies born in UK

Alan Coultas holding daughter Emily via Deadline News

Claire Cressey and Alan Coultas were recently able to hold their infant daughter Emily for the first time.  Emily was born at 24 weeks, weighing a mere 1 lb., 3 oz.  She is now up to 1 lb., 13 oz.

Emily, who weighed just 1lb 3oz when she was born on February 27, could legally have been aborted.
But after receiving “fantastic” care at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, the tot is thriving and now weighs just over 1lb 10oz......
 A delighted Claire said: “I’ve waited for over a month to be able to hold her and it is something I will remember for the rest of my life.