Limerick’s miracle baby goes home

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

LIMERICK’S miracle baby Aimee Laura Hennessy who weighed just 1lb 5oz at birth is finally home with her proud parents after spending 130 days in neonatal care.

LIMERICK’S miracle baby Aimee Laura Hennessy who weighed just 1lb 5oz at birth is finally home with her proud parents after spending 130 days in neonatal care.

The little girl – who was so small at birth that her father’s wedding band could fit around her arm – inhaled her first breath of fresh air at 12.45 on Monday when she was discharged from Limerick’s maternity hospital.

The little fighter was born on January 6 – three months premature - and now weighs a healthy 6lb 1oz.

“It was brilliant to bring her home. It was exciting and nerve-wracking all rolled into one,” her doting mum Nicola told the Leader this week.

“It had been a very hard time because we had a good few scary days, so to get her home healthy is huge”.

The first-time mother and her husband John made the special car journey to Kilmallock on Monday afternoon with their little passenger Aimee on board.

Once at home, Aimee was introduced to her new bedroom - a nursery decorated in pink and cream.

Personality-wise little Aimee is, even at these early stages, “feisty out”.

“She is full of personality, she is a fighter,” smiled her proud mum.

For more see this weekend’s Limerick Leader, print edition