Saturday, June 21, 2008

Amazing births

My mom emailed me these pictures and descriptions and they were too incredible to not post! WOW is all I have to say!

Joey and Erin Maynard hold twins Abigail Rose, left, 12 pounds, 3 oz. and Sean William, 10 pounds, 14 oz., at the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston -Salem, N.C. They set a record for biggest twins born in the state.

Earthquake survivor Zhang Xiaoyan, right, was rescued on May 14 after being trapped for more than two days in a collapsed building in China. She gave birth on June 18 to daughter Ai, which means "love," who she named in honor of the rescue workers and strangers who showered her with gifts.

Xochitl Parra, 17, holding her newborn son Alejandro, delivered him alone at home in the shower on April 30. She then got dressed and "started walking and jogging to the hospital," four blocks away, with the baby still attached by its umbilical cord. Doctors said she and the boy were fine.

Mother Bhuri unexpectedly gave birth to this baby girl Feb. 26 in the bathroom of a train in India. Family members said Bhuri passed out and the baby fell through the toilet and onto the tracks. The child, born around nine weeks prematurely and weighing only 3.22 pounds, lay on the tracks for nearly two hours until they found her -- alive.

At age 51, Rosinete Palmeira Serrao, center, gave birth to her own twin grandchildren in Brazil in September 2007. She was a surrogate for her daughter, Claudia Michelle, left.

In August 2007, Victoria Lasita gave birth to her second set of triplets. The odds of that are just one in 64 million.

Tamera Dixon, shown healthy at 4 months old in August 2007, weighed only 11 ounces when she was born in Trenton, N.J.

Amillia Sonja Taylor lies next to a pen at the Miami hospital where she was born to Sonja Taylor in October 2006. She went on to survive after weighing just 10 ounces at birth.

At the age of 62, Janise Wulf had her 12th child in Redding, Calif., in February 2006. At the time, she also had 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


stephschmidt said...

WOW! Incredible stories!

Nells-Bells said...

Oh my heavens! I thought having my water break at home was terrifying! This is a reminder of how truly lucky I am and all the healthcare I have available to me!

Camille said...

I love the photo of the mom with triplets. I would have LOVED to have triplets! And 2 sets! Wow!