A 0.67 pound (307g) baby

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The story about Clara was released today, she was born three and a half months too early and she only weighed 0.67 pounds (307 gram)!

Have you seen anything that tiny?

I was stunned when I saw these images (courtesy family photos) and was worried to carry on reading. But it was happy reading! She recovered quickly and today she is a happy and a healthy little lady.

It might be because I so clearly remember the birth of my daughter but I felt tears coming seeing these images.

Clara was born in Sweden December 17th last year.


Her father Anders Borg followed her to the emergency room and let his finger rest under her hand – and she gripped it!

The day after she opened her eyes, and after 3 weeks later the parents were allowed to hold her.

Clara at 888 gram (1.95 pound):

At week 24 she stopped growing and they had a rough time following, but each time the doctors came with grief news Clara gave them good signs of life.

Yesterday she was 10 months and look forward to her birthday December 17th.

Link to the Swedish newspaper.


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Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

6 thoughts on “A 0.67 pound (307g) baby

  • 20 October 2009 at 20:58
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    Awwwww…..what a sweet story!
    Thanks!
    It must be a lucky girl, it’s her birthday on the same day as mine ;)!
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..Got me a little job =-.

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  • 21 October 2009 at 1:50
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    I can’t imagine how small she must have been! My nephew was just under 2.5 pounds and born 11 weeks early. My stomach fell when i saw him, he was just so tiny. Several weeks ago he turned 18 and is looking forward to a career in Engineering.
    Miracles do happen! And Clara is definately one.
    .-= Buggys´s last blog ..Random Tuesday Thoughts-that damn Eve! =-.

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  • 21 October 2009 at 14:57
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    A story with a very happy ending. It’s poignant for me too, because my grand-daughter was born just a few weeks ago, a very straightforward birth, fill term, and yet she looked tiny. Even with the pictures, I can hardly imagine what Clara must have been like.
    .-= A. @ A Changing Life´s last blog ..Le Damier Fleuri (a patchwork in flower) =-.

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