there’s small and then there’s really, really, really small. madeline was born in 1989 at loyola university medical center ( which at least one reader and frequent commenter ( 🙂 ) is quite familiar with ) at just 280 grams or 9.9 ounces. having such a small birthweight at her gestational age would normally lead on to believe that she might be headed for complications down the road. but apparently the tiniest baby every to survive had other plans:
“But 14 years on, Madeline is remarkably healthy, Muraskas and his colleagues report in the New England Journal of Medicine1. She is small for her age, at only 136 centimetres compared with the average 163 centimetres, but she is in the top 20% for high school entrance exams scores. “I think her development is a miracle,” Muraskas says.”
don’t get me wrong, i’m comparing eric to madeline or anything of that sort – just recognizing the accomplishement 🙂
don’t get me wrong, i’m not comparing eric to madeline or anything of that sort – just recognizing the accomplishement 🙂
interestingly, madeline’s mom had preeclampsia, which is what thrust us into our little adventure.