A mother in the United States delivered a baby boy that weighed more than twice the average weight of a newborn. The baby weighed over 14 pounds.
When visiting the doctor with her husband, the woman’s water broke, prompting an early C-section delivery. When they first laid eyes on the newborn, the doctors couldn’t believe what they were seeing. The fact that the newborn weighed more than 14 pounds meant that the clothing that had been prepared for the newborn did not exactly fit, so the family brought clothing that is suitable for babies who are six months old instead.
“Finnley was a little celebrity at the hospital. Nurses and doctors were non-stop talking about him,” his mother, Cary, said.
“As soon as they pulled him out, they were like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s huge!’ Everybody was freaking out, like, ‘I’ve never seen a baby that big, I can’t believe it.’ So perfect and round in every way. He’s definitely my squishy little honey bear.”
The family had to go out right away and buy bigger clothes for their new baby, and they also had to order size two diapers because the hospital only had size one.
Finnley and his two older siblings were all delivered by the same doctor. He is said to be the biggest baby the doctor has delivered in 27 years.
“They were born at 8 and 11 pounds, but Finnley took the lead,” Cary said.
But the mother says she would do it all over again to receive her “blessing.”
After suffering from 19 miscarriages as a result of blood clotting disorders and fibroids, it was hard for the mom to leave Finnley in the NICU for eight days, but the family is now happily reunited at home.
“He is worth every ounce of pain, blood, and tears shed,” said Cary, “He is such a good, sweet baby. I am so grateful everything ended on such a great positive side.”