Australian Woman Gives Birth To Baby Girl Weighing 5.88kg
A woman in Australia has dubbed her baby daughter a 'mini Sumo wrestler' after she was born weighing a whopping 5.88kg (12.9lbs).
Emma Millar gave birth to Remi Frances Millar last week and says she and her partner Daniel were expecting a big baby, but not quite this big. To make things even more remarkable, little Remi wasn't even full term when she was delivered by emergency cesarean section.
The couple from Sydney have two other babies, who were both born weighing more than average - two-year-old daughter Willow was born at 5.5kg (12.1lbs) and their son Ace, four, weighed 3.8kg (8.3lbs).
For the uninitiated, the average weight of a newborn in Australia is 3.3kg (7.2lbs).
Speaking to Illawarra Mercury, Emma said: "She's like a mini sumo wrestler. I did expect to have a larger baby as I had gestational diabetes but not this big.
"At 35 weeks an ultrasound revealed she was about 4kg (8.8lbs) but we didn't think she'd grow that much more."
Remi's siblings are over the moon with their newest family member. Emma added: "Our other children just adore Remi, who is really healthy and content and just thriving."
The family have had to buy extra clothes for Remi because she's already too big for many of the little outfits they bought for her before she was born.
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Daniel says that when he's out and about with his new baby girl, people can't help but stop and ask questions.
He told the news outlet: "When I've walked around with her there's always a crowd of people - midwives, other new parents and visitors - around her, asking about her size because she's so much bigger than all the other newborns."
As Remi was delivered by c-section, Emma has been told that until she's fully healed, she can't lift anything weighing more than 6kg - so is only just able to pick up her little girl.
"She's about the limit I've been told," Emma added.
"I had an emergency cesarean with my son and after that elected to have caesars as it was safest for me and my babies.
"It ended up being an emergency caesar again with Remi, though, because my waters broke early.
"I don't think I could have handled a natural birth with her."
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