Not Sure He Would Survive, Tiny Miracle Baby Brings Home Big Joy for Christmas

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 24, 2013   |   12:27PM   |   Orlando, FL

Connor Sorensen was born six months ago and doctors weren’t sure the little premature baby would survive. He weighed less than a pound and he was just 14 ounces when he was born on June 29, less than one pound.

At 24 weeks of age, Connor was he smallest baby ever born at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Now, he’s going home for Christmas.

From the story:

“When Connor was first born, the staff at the hospital suggested we take a lot of pictures,” Connor’s dad Eric Sorensen said, according to a hospital news release.

“Because of how small he was, no one was sure if Connor would be able to survive. Someone suggested I put my wedding band around his leg to show how small he was. It is amazing to look back on that photo and see how far he has come.”
Doctors say he still has a long road ahead of him and will continue to be closely monitored by his pediatrician. But now weighing in at 6 pounds 8 ounces, baby Connor is going home today for Christmas.

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“Connor is strong and brave and he’s a fighter and he did everything that he could to stay with us so we could reach this day and finally go home together,” his mom Holly Sorensen told ABC’s Orlando affiliate WFTV.