A mom gave birth to a big baby boy via c-section – the biggest baby her doctor has ever delivered in almost 30 years of practice.
Cary Patonai from Arizona was 38 weeks pregnant when her water broke. Doctors expected a big baby so she had been scheduled for a cesarean section.
She and her husband Tim welcomed their big, bouncing baby Finnley who weighed 14.1 lbs (6.39 kg)!
Speaking to Fox News, Cary said: “He was so big plus I had almost double the amniotic fluid, so to say I had a big baby belly and that I was absolutely completely uncomfortable isn’t enough.”
During her last ultrasound, she was told by nurses that her unborn baby appeared to weigh 13 lbs but said that ultrasounds could be off and that he probably did not really weigh that much.
Cary was scheduled to give birth via c-section on October 5 but her water broke on October 4. “My water broke on the scale as I was getting weighed, so my scheduled C-section got moved up a day,” she said.
The mother gave birth at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Arizona and said that she would “do it all over again” if she had to.”
“Finnley was a little celebrity at the hospital. Nurses and doctors were non-stop talking about him,” Cary expressed. “He is quite tall too at 23.75 inches.
“As soon as they pulled him out, they’re 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 buy more diapers and baby clothes in size 6 to 9 months. “Everything we had was entirely too small,” Cary expressed.
“There was one point in the NICU that he was with one of four babies, and his weight was their three total altogether, so we were laughing at that,” she shared.
“He is such a good sweet baby. I am so grateful everything ended on such a great positive side.”
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