The Smallest Girl In The World Has The Biggest Story To Tell.
You're Having A Girl
When you learn you're going to be a parent, you hope that the baby will be born healthy and that mommy will be healthy too so everyone in the family can look forward to a healthy future. But in some instances, a family can get the most devastating news ever. That's exactly what happened to Emma Newman, who was happy to learn she was having another child.
The New Addition
Emma and her husband, Scott, were parents to three gorgeous daughters, and they were looking forward to having a fourth girl. But unlike her previous children, this pregnancy ended up having an unforeseen problem. "I was massive," said Emma, "so we didn’t think there was anything to be worried about." But Emma had gone into labor four weeks ahead of schedule, and that's when all of the problems started for this family.
A Humongous Tiny Problem
"I was in a lot of pain and in an emotional state. No one seemed to know what was happening, apart from my baby was maybe premature," said Emma. "I started to panic." The couple realized that their daughter would be small because she was premature, but they weren't prepared for what happened when the baby was born, and neither were the doctors.
Her Life Expectancy Was a Year
The couple didn't realize she'd end up being the smallest girl on the planet. She only weighed two pounds and measured a mere 25 cm, which was extremely abnormal. They decided to name her Charlotte, but they weren't sure how long their daughter would be on this Earth since doctors had told the family that she probably wouldn't survive because of her size. The family was devastated.
Looking Into Her Face
"When Charlotte was first born she was extremely fragile," said Emma. "When I first ever saw her all I saw was her face because she had a little pink hat on and she was covered in bubble wrap all the way up to her neck." She was quite fragile and her parents couldn't even hold her the way most parents want to hold their child for the first time. Charlotte was just a bit more developed than a 16-week premature baby, and her future wasn't looking so good.
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