News of the world’s smallest baby ever to survive – Baby Saybie – has been circulating for a few weeks now.
If you missed it, Baby Saybie – the name given to her by her care team at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns in San Diego – weighed only 245 grams – which is just over 8 ounces (a half-pound!) when she was born at 23 weeks gestation, a full 3 months earlier than planned. (You can read Baby Saybie’s amazing birth story here).
My family is very familiar with the hospital and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where Baby Saybie received her life-saving care. This is the same NICU where our quadruplet babies Charlie, Claire, Henry and Dillon spent their first few weeks of life! Our experience began 3 years prior to Baby Saybie’s arrival.