When a new baby is welcomed into the world, one of the first things that people ask the proud parents is, “How much did he weigh?”
Usually the answer is between 5 to 10 pounds. (The average weight for a full-term baby is about 7.5 pounds.)
However, one Florida couple was shocked when their baby girl came out of the womb weighing a whopping 13.5 pounds! Yep, that’s one big, beautiful girl.
The parents had no idea that their daughter was going to be so large, and they say that the staff performing the C-section couldn’t believe their eyes. The proud daddy says, “I remember the doctor saying, ‘I don’t think this baby is going to end. Are there two of them?'”
“It looked they pulled a toddler out of my belly. She’s so big,” mom, Chrissy Corbitt, told ABC News.
The baby girl, named Carleigh, is so large that she is already wearing 9-month-old clothes and size 3 diapers. (For reference, my son is over a year old and he is wearing size 3 diapers!)
Although the parents were over the moon for their healthy, gorgeously chubby girl, they had a problem: None of the clothes and diapers they bought in preparation were going to fit Carleigh. (I hope they saved their receipts!)
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But, not to worry, Pampers and Huggies stepped up to provide complimentary diapers for the happy family, and Debbye Benson of Sweet Smiles Photography Studio also did a beautiful photo shoot with the pudgy, perfect babe.
While Carleigh is larger than most babies upon delivery, she is far from the biggest newborn. Across the globe, there are a number of babies who have been born weighing 15 pounds or more. While larger women do tend to birth larger babies, it is important to note that many women who birth large babies are of average weight.
Genetics are believed to play a role in a baby’s birth weight, along with other factors such as birth order (first babies tend to weigh more than subsequent babies).
However, babies who weigh more at birth do have an increased risk of obesity later in life, so doctors have been cautioning women about excess weight gain during pregnancy.
Regardless, can we all just admit that chubby babies have it going on? Squishy baby thighs are just the best!