Tuesday, February 20 2007 @ 07:20 PM EST Contributed by: AIA
Born on October 24, 2006 at not quite 22 weeks of gestation, Amillia Sonja Taylor weighted only 10 ounces & was not expected to survive. She was only 9 1/2 inches long. Normal gestation is from 37 to 40 weeks. "We weren't too optimistic," admitted Dr. William Smalling, "but she proved us all wrong."
The Florida baby, who was conceived through in vitro fertilization, had respiratory & digestive problems & a mild brain hemorrhage, but seems to have conqured them all. She is still on some oxygen assistance, but is taking all of her nourishment by mouth & seems to be thriving. Doctores expect her to have no serious or persistent problems as she grows up. She is now nearly 26 inches long & weighs 4 1/2 pounds.
Amillia is the first child for Eddie & Sonja Taylor of Homestead, Florida.
The Lord's Servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will give them a change of heart leading to a knowledge of the truth
II Timothy 2:24-26