Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Happy First Birthday, Baby Amillia Taylor

Baby Amillia Taylor turns one today, and Wilmette wishes her a Very Happy Birthday. The story that appeared on this blog last February when Amillia (whose name was reported as Amilla Taylor in early press reports) was allowed to go home, has been a great favorite all year long. Little Amillia, the first baby known to survive after a gestation period of fewer than 23 weeks, weighed just a little over 9 ounces at birth, and was as long as a pen.

Amillia's happy parents have wisely chosen to give their daughter a private life, but have provided the public with a birthday update. Amillia now weighs almost 17 1/2 pounds, has started to feed herself, has progressed to a walker, and is enjoying life as a one year old. She suffers no major health problems, and only has to see the doctor once a month now rather than every day.

Amillia and her family celebrated her birthday with a big party which included the doctors, nurses, physical therapists and other care takers whose fine care helped made this miracle possible.

Update: Unfortunately, the Miami Herald no longer has the first birthday picture showing cute (but very serious) little Amillia in her pink sundress and matching shoes!


Anonymous EvaMom said...

Any news on how she's doing at 2 years old?

Oct 31, 2008, 9:57:00 AM  

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