See Reason After A Photo Pʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ Baby Born Three Months Early Was Compared With A Christmas Cracker
Cheryl, who also has four other children and one grandchild, had a emergency ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ when her waters ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ early an ɪɴFᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ in her womb
Despite being born almost three months early, Lily Bickerdike-Guile defied the odds of her survival , and will be enjoying her first Christmas weeks before she was officially due to be born. Tiny Lily was born alongside her twin sister Daisy at just 15oz after mum, Cheryl Guile, went into labour at 23 weeks. The twins were given just 20% chance of survival and ᴛʀᴀɢɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ. Daisy developed a serious ɪɴFᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ and ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ after one month.
When Lily was five days old and weighed just 1lb, she was pictured next to her dad Ray’s hand. At 20 days old and weighing 1lb 5oz she was only marginally bigger than an iPhone, and at one month old and 1lb 9oz she was around the size of a pop bottle. More recently, Cheryl, from Milton Keynes, snapped eight-week-old Lily (who now weighs 2lbs 9oz) next to a Christmas cracker, as she prepares to celebrate her first Christmas despite not being due until February 6 next years
In her short life so far Lily has already endured numerous medical setbacks and procedures, including countless ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ transfusions, a collapsed ʟᴜɴɢ, and a ʟᴜᴍʙᴀʀ puncture.
‘My children had also said when they met the girls, when Daisy was critical care, that they never realised their extreme tiny size from the pictures I had shared so I decided to do the comparison pictures.’ That why she had a photo between Lily with a candy.
Unfortunately, due to Lily’s extra care needs, the family didn’t be together for two months while she was spending every single day with Lily