The Smallest Baby Ever Born In The UK Survives Her First Cuddle With Her Father

One of the UK’s tiniest babies survived her first embrace with her father in this heartwarming moment.

Tiny Macey Micklethwaite, from Worcester, was barely bigger than her dad’s hand when she was born weighing just 551g.  What makes her survival even more miraculous is that her dad Rhys, had been in a ho.rrific motorbike cra.sh just weeks before – and had cheated de.ath by a second.

So when mum Karen Dawkins, 33, discovered she was 18 weeks pregnant, the couple was thrilled. But just over a month later, Karen went into pre.mature labor – and medics warned the couple it was unlikely their new daughter would survive.

‘When she was born she was the size of my hand.  I look back at photos and think how un-baby-like she looks, but at the time I thought ”wow, what a baby.

She ba.ttled through so much. I feel so lucky to have her and that time was my birthday the day after I had her, and the birth was a joyous occasion. I would say it was the best day of my life”. Mom said

She was five months old before she was finally allowed to go home. When she was eight-months-old, she weighed 8.5lbs – just over the average weight of a full-term newborn. She is just a normal baby. She is small but catching others up. Health and development wise she is on track.

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‘It’s amazing how much she has ba.ttled through.’

The family was supported by the charity Cots for Tots, which raises funds for life-saving equipment for pre.mature infants and provides free accommodation to parents and siblings of babies at St Michael’s. She’s now fundraising for them as she is so thankful for the help she received.

Article written by Baby Plumbing

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