Babies are naturally small bundles of joy. However, when a baby is born prematurely, the child is smaller than usual and needs expert medical care to survive their first few weeks.
Isabella Evans, who was born at 24-weeks, weighed 0.76lbs. She was given a one out of twenty chance of survival by the doctors, but she was a fighter.
Isabella was born on June 14 and had to be immediately put in an incubator with a bubble wrap to keep her warm.
Her hands were smaller than 1p coins, and Isabella was dubbed as the tiniest baby to be born in the UK in 20 years.
During her time in the hospital, Isabella went through different surgeries: two bowel operations and laser eye surgery.
Her mother, Kym, said:
“Realistically she shouldn’t be here. There were so many times we could have lost her. But she never stops fighting. We love her to bits. She’s perfect.”
Thankfully, on the 16th Of December, after six months of being in the hospital, little Isabella was taken home by her parents Kym Brown and Ryan Evans, to their home in Bishop’s Cleeve, Gloucestershire.
Even at ten months, Isabella is weighing 9lb, the same as a newborn, but that doesn’t mean her parents love her any less.
We are so glad for Isabella and her family, and we hope she continues to grow and be as happy as she deserves.