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2 pounds, 7.5 ounces: Cisco preemie welcomed home 10 weeks after birth

CISCO, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Paisley Ann Moore weighed less than three pounds when she entered this world 10 weeks early, but this little fighter has lived up to her name. 

"We call her our Princess Warrior," Mother Ashley Moore explains."Whenever she was born she proved her Princess Warrior name to us. She's been fighting ever since." 

The Moore family has been living at Cook Children's Medical Center since Paisley was born at 30 weeks and 6 days due to severe eclampsia, watching her grow from her birth weight of 2 pounds, 7.5 ounces to her current weight of 5 pounds, 11 ounces. 

Paisley is so tiny, she was wearing 'micro preemie' diapers and gets her signature diva style from playing dress-up in doll clothes. 

"Her jacket is from build-a-bear. It's still a little bit big. She did fit into the 18 inches baby doll clothes from American  Girl. now we've gone up to Build-a-Bear," Ashley says. 

Paisley also suffers from VACTERL, a rare disease which caused her to have difficulty swallowing and an extra finger. She had to undergo surgery just three days after birth and had a feeding tube until she was able to eat on her own. 

After four failed attempts, Paisley passed her car seat test on Mother's Day, clearing her to leave Cook Children's Medical Center for good. 

Now, the Moore Family is returning Cisco, where a community that's shown them support throughout Paisley's hospital stay is waiting to welcome them home. 

Ashley calls the community support "a blessing" and says she's just ready to get Paisley into a normal routine.

 

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TONIGHT on KTAB News at 10PM - Join reporter Kathleen Barkley as she tells the story of Paisley the Princess Warrior's journey home. 


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