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Miracle baby weighing less than a ‘pint of milk’ born to military family

VIRGINIA — A military couple is counting their blessings after their baby, who was born 18 weeks early, survived an emergency C-section.

The wife of a Virginia-based soldier delivered the tiny, 14 ounce baby boy Tuesday in California — at just 22 weeks pregnant. He weighed less than a pint of milk.

James Maize flew out to be with his wife, who had a complication with the umbilical cord that put the baby’s life in jeopardy.

The couple’s daughter died last year, also when the mother was only 22 weeks into her pregnancy.

Maize and his wife will spend many months visiting their son in intensive care.

Source: WTVR

9 comments

  • Ryan

    God Bless You and your family. I hope this baby makes it. My son was born premature at 23 weeks and unfortunately died 3 months into his life, but he fought hard for three months and after numerous surgeries, God called him home. So, I hope this turns out in a more positive way and this lil guy can pull through and live a long happy life with his mother and father.

  • Kay

    prayers going out to this family and there bundle of joy..My grandson was born at 23 week weighting 1lb 10 oz.. Dr’s has gave up on him, but he will be 8 yrs old in Nov..so don’t gine up hope,and the dr’s will tell you the worse out comes,but stay positive because mircles do happen.. It will take alot of prayers and alot of faith.. I hope the best for you all….Keep us updated on how the lil guy comes along…

    • Lasonya Howelll

      Same thing they told me about my son. He was birn at 24 weeks 1lb and 14 pz. Thet told me yhe worst and kept repeating it. But GOD HAD ANOTHER PLAN .he will be 11 in Sept. Keep pryaing and believing.

  • mommacass76

    My daughter was born at 26 weeks weighing 18 ounces. Not much more than this little one. She is now 13 and perfect in every way. She’s God’s miracle!

  • Becky

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless you and keep you safe. Never give up fighting and hope! Miracle do happen.

  • Brianna

    Aww he is so adorable and tiny! Prayers for little man and the parents.. Don’t give up, loose hope or faith. Stay strong and keep your head up! Everything will work out the way its supposed too!

  • tiffy

    My baby was born at 22 weeks weighing 11 ounces stayed in the hospital for 8 1/2 months. She is a blessing. She had several surgeries and will be a year old next week. I pray your for you and your family.

  • tee

    My niece was born at 25 weeks weighing 14 ounces and she is now 28 years old in good health. She stayed in the hospital for 3 months. . God is good.. Just keep the faith and your son will be ok. God bless.

  • its my business

    To the parents of the trials you are going through; keep the faith and the hope. To the families who have been in the same situations, keep the faith and the hope, as well. God Bless you all.

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