A mother was surprised after giving birth to her first baby who arrived two weeks early and weighed nearly 11lbs.
Baby Lily-Grace born at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital and she weighed more than 10lbs.
Jessica planned a natural water birth and she gave birth without any pain relief.
Jessica, 23, from Sutton, Hull, said: “I didn’t know I was having a big baby, she was two weeks early too. She was due on 17th and born on 5th.
“It was a massive shock, I only took one thing in the hospital bag that managed to fit her the rest were too small.
“I had wanted to have a water birth so I was in the birth center for the first half of my labor until I was transferred to the labor ward because I wasn’t getting any further along from pushing.
“At this point I couldn’t have any pain relief because I was too far along and on the labor ward I had to have an assisted birth with ventouse delivery.”
She said that she and her partner Benjamin were not aware of how big their daughter was until she was weighed.
She said: “It wasn’t until they put her on the scales that we fully realized her weight.
”While the doctor was helping deliver her, he had commented on the fact that he thought she was going to be big as her shoulders were stuck.”
“It was painful at the time but I soon forgot about it.”
“The babies in my family have always been average size, and I was measuring bigger but not big enough to warrant having growth scans, so they didn’t expect her to be as big as she was, especially with her being two weeks early as well.”
Lily-Grace is now six weeks old and she can wear 3-6 month clothing because 0-3 month clothes are too small for her.
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