A Scots mum says her baby girl, born 13 weeks early, was so small even dolls clothes wouldn't fit her.
Lacey Murray was born weighing just 1lb 1oz on July 14 after mum Channae Kirkwood, 23, went into labour when she was just 28 weeks pregnant.
Channae, 23, says her precious baby girl was so tiny doctors had to wrap her in bubble wrap to keep her warm and she struggled to find clothes to fit her.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Channae said: "She was so, so small. We couldn't even hold her for the first three days. I was scared to even touch her in case I hurt her. They had to use bubble wrap to help keep her warm.
"She was so tiny, I couldn't find clothes that would fit her properly. All the premature baby clothes were too big. She had some dolls and I even tried taking off their clothes for her, but even they were too big."
Channae, from Kilmarnock, found out she was pregnant by accident after visiting Crosshouse Hospital with stomach pains.
She said: "I had been having chronic pains all of a sudden so I went and was seen by the initial nurse and had to give a urine sample as I was waiting to be seen by the doctor.
"I was in a lot of pain with my stomach so the the nurse gave me painkillers and said "Are you ok to take these since you're pregnant? I was stunned. I said, 'I'm what?"
Despite the initial shock Channae and partner Jamie Murray, 28, were thrilled and the couple enjoyed a stress free few months preparing for their baby girl.
However in June this year, when Channae was just 24-weeks pregnant, she suffered a serious bleed and was rushed to Crosshouse Hospital but was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow and kept in on a drip for a week.
In the weeks that followed the young mum says she was "in and out of hospital" and eventually had to give up her work as a carer.
On July 9, Channae began vomiting and was unable to keep any food down so went back into hospital for assessment where medics discovered her waters had broken.
The 23-year-old was kept in Ayrshire Maternity Unit where she was closely monitored.
However, the terrified young mum feared history was repeating itself after suffering an earlier tragedy when her son Caleb was stillborn at 19 weeks when she was just 16.
She said: "It was like all the exact same things were happening, except with Caleb it started when I was 19 weeks.
"The doctors said he wouldn't survive and offered me a pill that would stop his heart, but when they scanned him I could seem moving around.
"He was doing somersaults and I decided to just let nature decide and I went in to labour with him for five days until he was finally born sleeping. It was devastating.
"With Lacey I was a bit further on so I think that helped her a lot. I was just hoping and praying the same thing wouldn't happen again. I was terrified."
Lacey was born on July 14 and immediately taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where doctors told her worried parents that the tot would likely not survive.
However, proving her determination, just four weeks later Lacey was feeding, putting on weight, off her oxygen and breathing for herself.
Nine weeks after that, Channae and Jamie were overjoyed when they were finally allowed to bring Lacey home to their New Farm home on October 8 - five days after what should have been her due date.
Lacey is now 15-weeks-old, weighs 5lbs 8oz and is thriving.
Mum Channae says: "She is amazing. We thought we were going to lose another baby but she fought so hard. She is doing well and growing all the time.
"She is still absolutely tiny but at least I can buy clothes from the 'tiny baby' range that almost fit her now."
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