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Miracle baby born weighing less a than a pint of milk

Posted at 5:41 PM, May 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-16 11:35:30-04

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (WTVR) — The wife of a Virginia-based soldier hopes to go home Thursday after delivering what some are calling a miracle baby.

The tiny baby boy weighed less than a pint of milk — just 14-ounces – when he was born Tuesday in California.

James Maize flew out to Apple Valley — where his wife lives now.

The mother was only 22-weeks pregnant when she had a complication with the umbilical cord that put the baby’s life in jeopardy, so doctors decided to do an emergency C-section.

The couple said they wanted to give their son a chance at life because their daughter died last year, she was also born when the mother was only 22-weeks into that pregnancy.

“If he’s a fighter, you know, we want him to fight and make his own decisions,” Maize said. “It`s rough…just being able to sit there at his bedside and just pretty much whisper.”

Maize and his wife will spend many months visiting their son in intensive care.