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Meet the baby who was so tiny when he arrived almost three months early. He was dwarfed by his teddy bear. Little Logan Teague weighed just 1lbs 8oz when he was born 11 weeks early on 30th September 2019.
His mum, Danielle Forrester, 24, and dad, Ben Teague, 24, a van driver, wanted to share Logan’s story of survival with the world.
They contacted Talk to the Press using the online form on this page. One of our writers called them straight back.
After a phone chat, one of our writers drafted a the story, and checked it over with the couple. Once they were happy, we arranged an exclusive publishing deal with the Star on Sunday.
Logan’s story will also be appearing in magazines and other publications. Danielle and Ben were able to track their payments through our live payment tracking system.
Tiny tot, smaller than his dinky teddy at 1lb 8oz
Logan’s parents nestled a teddy bear beside him to comfort him whilst he was in an incubator in the neonatal intensive care unit at Northampton General Hospital.
The soft toy was bigger than the tiny tot, but after nine weeks in hospital, Logan battled to full health and was allowed home to Northampton, East Midlands.
Now four months old and weighing 6lbs 10oz, Logan still has the bear – affectionately named ‘Ted’ – which has become a firm favourite.
Tiny and Fragile
Mum Danielle, who works in recruitment, said: “When Logan was born we put a little teddy bear in his incubator to comfort him while he was in hospital.
“The teddy was pretty small, but Logan was so weeny, it swamped him. It made us realise just how tiny and fragile he was.
“He’s come such a long way and is now in proportion with his little bear. It’s become one of his favourite toys – he loves snuggling up with it.
“We are so proud of how far he’s come.”
High risk pregnancy
Despite a textbook pregnancy, Danielle’s pregnancy was classed as high-risk as she had a kidney removed five years previously after the organ failed and was causing health problems for her.
She said: “As I only had one kidney, they wanted to make sure my body could cope with the pregnancy.
“I had appointments with a consultant every month to check on the baby and everything seemed fine.”
At 28 weeks, in September 2019, Danielle suffered a bleed.
She said: “It was terrifying. We rushed straight to Northampton General Hospital.
“They didn’t know what had caused it at first – they did ultrasounds to check on the baby and I was hooked up to a monitoring system.
“I was kept in hospital for a few days while doctors tried to get to the bottom of it.
“I was warned it was unlikely I’d be able to go home before I had the baby – so I thought I might be in there for a while.
“A scan showed the baby was breech and medics eventually found the bleeding had been caused by a slight tear in my placenta.
“A couple of days later, I had another big bleed and when they hooked me up to the monitor they found the baby’s heart kept dipping and slowing down.
“They could see the placenta was tearing even more and told me the next day I’d need to undergo an emergency c-section.
“On the day Logan was born, when transferring from the wheelchair to the operating table, I had another big bleed which the doctors said was my placenta detaching fully. It meant there was a limited amount of time to get Logan out safely so it was all a bit frantic.
“Logan let out a big scream when they took him out of my stomach which made both Ben and I cry – mainly tears of relief.”
Little Logan was born on 30th September 2019 at 2.07pm weighing 1lbs 8oz – but his weight dropped to just 1lbs 6oz a couple of days after he was born.
Danielle said: “Ben was in the operating theatre with me and as soon as Logan arrived we were able to have a quick glance.
He was popped in a sandwich bag
“He was popped in a sandwich bag to keep warm and was put on oxygen straight away.
“Medics brought him over so we could say ‘hello’ to our son, before he was whisked up to the NICU ward.
“It was so hard not being able to touch or hold him.”
The new parents were able to properly meet their little boy a few hours after the birth.
Danielle said: “It was crazy when we first saw him. He was so tiny – you could hold him in the palm of your hand. We were allowed a quick cuddle then.
“My mum, Donna, 45, had bought Logan a teddy bear before he was born – whilst I was in hospital. I remember thinking it was so diddy.
“When Logan arrived, we decided to put it in his incubator with him to comfort him. We wanted him to have something. But Logan was so small the teddy swamped him.”
So tiny – you could hold him in the palm of your hand
Logan was in hospital for nine weeks, before he was strong enough to leave.
Danielle said: “We were really lucky. Because I’d been in hospital for a week before Logan was born, I was given steroids and magnesium to help strengthen his lungs as they weren’t fully developed. He came off oxygen a week after he was born.
“We only had one hiccup with his breathing which was when his iron levels dropped really low and he had to go back on oxygen for a few days. He also had to have two blood transfusions.
“The first one was when he was two weeks old – but he wasn’t strong enough for it until he had the oxygen. The second was when he was six weeks old.
“They were to top up his blood – because his iron was so low – to try and get him a bit stronger as, at first, he wasn’t breathing for himself or feeding as much.”
We are so proud of him
Danielle added: “The doctors originally said Logan would be in hospital until his due date – 16th December 2019 – or maybe even a bit longer.
“But he came home ahead of time – at the beginning of December. He is now four months old and weighs 6lbs 10oz.
“When I look at the teddy bear now I can’t believe Logan was ever smaller than it. It’s one of his favourite toys. We are so proud of him and how far he has come.”
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