World’s smallest surviving baby born at California hospital, sent home healthy

Posted at 12:18 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 13:20:28-04

SAN DIEGO, California — The world's smallest surviving baby went home healthy after being delivered at a San Diego hospital at only 23 weeks.

Saybie was delivered at 23 weeks and three days at San Diego’s Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns.

When she was born, Saybie weighed 8.6 ounces, about as much as a large apple, according to the hospital.

Saybie is the world’s smallest baby to ever survive.

After a nearly five-month-long stay in the Sharp Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Saybie was sent home in mid-May at a healthy 5 pounds.

The hospital released the below video Wednesday: