Chrissy Corbitt welcomed her 13 pound, five-ounce baby girl at a hospital in Florida. Doctors had to perform C-section to deliver her baby, Carleigh. Baby was so heavy they were expecting Chrissy to deliver twins. It was a birthing miracle she didn’t see coming.
Proud mum Chrissy Corbitt welcomed a 13 pound, five-ounce baby girl – almost twice the average weight of a baby girl – at the Orange Park Medical Center in Florida.
Chrissy likened the size of her baby Carleigh to a toddler’s and has already bought her outfits meant for a nine-month-old.
‘When the doctor was pulling her out of me I just start hearing them all laughing and excited in the operating room,’ Chrissy told ABC News.
‘They were throwing out numbers and when they showed her to me and said 13.5, I couldn’t believe it.
‘It looked like they pulled a toddler out of my belly. She’s so big.’
Doctors performed the C-section and were equally as shocked when they pulled Carleigh out.
Her husband Larry, who was eagerly awaiting the delivery, recalled: ‘It was so funny because she had a C-section so all the blankets were over her so you couldn’t see what was going on.
‘The baby was so heavy they were expecting Chrissy to deliver twins.
‘The doctor said, “Oh my gosh, she’s going to be 15-pounds.” I remember the doctor saying, “I don’t think this baby is going to end. Are there two of them?”
‘Her cheeks were so chunky and she was just so fat. She was so gorgeous, of course.’
But Carleigh could have even been much heavier. She arrived a week earlier than her due date, ABC reported, which means that had she arrived in time she would have weighed 14 pounds – the same weight as the heaviest baby born in the United States this year.
‘It was crazy. Chrissy wasn’t gaining any weight for the past three weeks of her pregnancy. It was just Carleigh gaining weight,’ Corbitt said.
While this would have proven a challenge to any mother, giving birth to Carleigh may not have been her biggest hurdle.