Mother gives birth to almost 14lb baby
POSTED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 2:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 2:34pm
Pennsylvania (CNN) — A mother and her new baby girl may have set a size record at a Pennsylvania hospital. The newborn weighed in at almost 14 lbs., imagine giving birth to a baby that big!
David Highfield reports the new mom and infant are doing just fine.
Little Addyson Gale Cessna or actually not so little for a newborn: 13 lbs. 12 oz.
Mother Michelle expected her to be on the bigger side but, "Not that big. We knew we had a big baby but nowhere near that big. I was guess about ten pounds I wasn't expecting this. I'm just happy that everything is OK."
The doctors that delivered the baby at Armstrong County Memorial had been charting the girl's size, but even they were surprised.
"We were thinking around ten-and-a-half eleven pounds or so. Whenever I first got her out I was like, 'oh she's at least twelve pounds.' She was much bigger than we thought.
I think that as mothers we all have that initial sort of oh my that must have hurt. And they're right. That's big."
It was a C-Section, but she says Michelle did feel some mild discomfort because of the baby's size.
"You love your baby sister?"
Addyson has two older brothers JJ and Ryan who were also big babies, but they're little sister, she's the record setter.
"I can't even describe it. It's just blessed. I've got the perfect little family now."
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