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Mum Gives Birth To Baby Boy Weighing Almost Twice As Much As Average Newborn

Claire Reid

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Mum Gives Birth To Baby Boy Weighing Almost Twice As Much As Average Newborn

A US mum has given birth to a whopping baby boy who is nearly twice the size of an average newborn.

Finnley Patonai was born weighing 14lbs 1oz - almost double the average weight of a newborn - and fits into outfits made for six to nine month olds.

Mum Cary and dad Tim say they knew they were expecting a big baby, with doctors predicting the newborn would weigh around 13lbs 8oz, but he shattered those estimations.

An average baby weighs around 7lbs and 8oz, but between 5lb 8oz and 10lb is considered 'normal', according to University of Michigan Health.

Credit: Fox 10
Credit: Fox 10

Cary told Fox 10: "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."

Finnley was born by cesarean section at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona - and was the biggest baby the doctor who delivered him had seen in almost 30 years of working as a medic.

Speaking to Fox News, she 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.

"However, I would do it all over again if I had to, to get this blessing."

The hospital had to order in bigger nappies as the ones they had in stock weren't big enough for the youngster.

And the Patonai family also had to rush out to get some bigger baby clothes for the new arrival as the ones they had bought were 'entirely too small'.

Cary added: "I wanted him to fit in the clothes we had saved from his other two brothers, but everything we had was entirely too small."

Credit: Fox 10
Credit: Fox 10

As well as being heavy, Finnley was 'quite tall', measuring 23.75 inches in length.

The proud new mum said Finnley's size made him 'a little celebrity' at the hospital with doctors and nurses talking about him 'non-stop'.

Finnley spent eight days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after his birth, but has since been sent home to settle in with his family.

Cary said: "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."

Featured Image Credit: Fox10

Topics: Interesting, US News

Claire Reid
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