World's Smallest Baby Goes Home From the Hospital
Saybie is reportedly the world’s youngest-known surviving baby.
It’s been a miraculous journey for a baby girl who was born at just 23 weeks in California.
Believed to be the world's smallest surviving baby, Saybie weighed just 8.6 ounces when she was born at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns in December.
After growing to be more than 5 pounds over a five-month period, the baby girl is finally going home.
“They told my husband that he had about an hour with her and that she was going to pass away. But that hour turned into two hours, which turned into a day, which turned into a week,” Saybie’s mom, who wasn’t identified, said in a video released by the hospital.
The mom described Saybie’s birthday as the “scariest of her life.” Saybie was delivered early due to her mom’s preeclampsia and weighed 7 grams less than the world’s previous smallest baby.
The nurses in the NICU decorated the area around her crib each time Saybie reached a milestone, from weight to new things she was able to do.
One sign read: “Tiny but mighty”
"You could barely see her in the bed she was so tiny," nurse Emma Wiest said in the video.
Saybie, who was considered a micro-preemie, went home wearing a graduation cap to celebrate her journey.
"She's a miracle, that's for sure," said nurse Kim Norby.
Trending on Inside Edition
Ghislaine Maxwell Reps Herself in Court Demanding 'Financial Support' From Epstein Estate After Lawyers QuitCrime
Buster Murdaugh Denies Involvement in Stephen Smith's Death as Smith Family Pursues Independent InvestigationCrime
Baby Born With Congenital Heart Disease on Way to Transplant Surgery Receives Corridor of CheersInspirational
13-Year-Old Charged With First-Degree Murder After Confessing to Suffocating 4-Year-Old Sibling: PoliceCrime
9-Year-Old Survives New York Car Crash That Killed 5 ChildrenNews
Letecia Stauch Murder Case: Suspect Tried to Fake Polygraph, Drove 1500 Miles to Dump Stepson's Body, Cops SayCrime