1. One in 60 Million
Jason & Jennifer Schiraldi tried for two years to have a baby. When Jason finally got his sperm checked they were told “there was no sperm in your sample.” A desperation visit to the Cleveland Clinic revealed one single sperm in Jason’s body.
The odds of just one sperm fertilizing an egg and resulting in a baby is one in 60 million. But they went for it. Meet Kenley, the Schiraldi’s happy, healthy 1-year-old girl.
2. “A Wee Miracle”
Katrina Dorroch’s baby developed a fatal condition late in her pregnancy. The baby’s organs started shutting down and so did his mother’s.
Scottish doctors quickly gave three intra-uterine infusions of a teaspoon of O-negative blood to baby Alex. Now Alex is a year old and healthy!
“We know how lucky we are to have our wee miracle,” Katrina told parentdish.co.uk last year.
3. One of the smallest babies ever born.
According to babble.com:
“When North Carolina mom Nicki Moore delivered her baby girl after just 24 weeks of pregnancy, the doctors told her there was less than a 10 percent chance that her child would survive.
Kenna, who is believed to be the fourth smallest baby in the world, was born to the Moore family weighing just 272 grams, or 9 ounces.
She now weighs 3 pounds 3 ounces and was recently moved from an incubator to a crib.”
Baby Kenna shortly after being born.
Baby Kenna and her loving father.
Baby Kenna after being moved from the incubator.
Baby Kenna loves you!
4. A big heart.
Ashley Cardenas gave birth to her baby Audrina in October, only to find that she suffered from an extremely rare disease where her heart formed outside the chest cavity.
The Daily Mail reports: “Ms Cardenas was given three difficult options — abort the baby, carry her to term knowing she would die, or have doctors to construct a hole in her baby’s chest shortly after birth in an attempt to make room for the heart.”
Ashley opted for the risky birth and then surgery. After three procedures from cardiac and plastic surgeons and five weeks of recovery, adorable Audrina Cardenas has gone home. She now wears a cute, pink protective shell to protect her healing heart.
Audrina’s heart at birth.
Audrina loves you!
One happy mommy leaving the hospital.
5. This Romanian miracle is shipping up to Boston.
According to the AP:
“Baby Andrei was born with almost no intestines, and has confounded medical opinion by still being alive, and even kicking, 8 months later. Now there’s hope for another miracle. The Romanian infant has received offers for a complicated intestine transplant, an operation not performed on babies in Europe, from Harvard Medical Hospital in Boston.”
Baby Andrei loves you.
6. Saved by a mother’s cuddle.
According to the Mirror:
“Baby Adam was just 24 hours old when he stopped breathing and suffered violent seizures because of a brain infection. He slipped into a coma and was placed on life support.
Parents Charlotte and Chris Cheshire from Telford, Shropshire, were told to say their goodbyes and take a final photo of their son. But Adam astounded medics when he showed signs of life after a cuddle from his mum.
Now aged 16 months he has taken his first steps.”
Baby Adam Cheshire clung to his mother for life.
Baby Adam is a bouncing, beautiful baby today!
He says “cheerio.”
7. A handshake before you were born.
Randy and Alecia Atkins were giving birth to their daughter, Nevaeh, when the doctor turned to Randy and said, “Hey, she’s grabbing my finger.” The proud father snapped a picture that went mega-viral last month. The rare miracle of a baby reaching out from the womb will be cherished by the couple forever.