A tiny baby born weighing the same as half a bag of sugar has defied the odds to reach her first birthday.
Teeny tot Skyla Robertson was born 14 weeks early still inside her amniotic sac – which protects a baby as it develops in the womb.
She was so small – weighing just 1lb 3oz – that doctors told her parents Nicole McGowan and Anthony Robertson there was very little chance she would survive.
But a year later miracle baby Skyla is doing well, despite still having a hole in her heart and weighing half the normal weight of a youngster her age.
Bar worker Nicole, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, said: “I can’t believe how far we’ve come.
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“Looking at the pictures of her back then doesn’t even show how tiny she was. She was still inside the sac when she came out, which is very rare.
“It’s a miracle she’s even alive, let alone was able to spend her first Christmas at home.”
Skyla spent 118 days in hospital and endured a heart operation after being born early. She still has a hole in her heart.
Nicole, added: “I almost cry every day knowing how lucky I am to have her here. I can’t believe how well she is today — she’s my miracle baby. She’s just perfect.”