Doctors were shocked after a Florida mother gave birth to a baby weighing 13 pounds, 5 ounces.
As Christine Corbitt approached her due date, she and her doctors knew due to the size of her belly that her baby was not going to be small.
The mother says her first two children were 9 and 10 pounds each, but that she did not expect this baby to be any larger than that. Her doctor says that she had gestational diabetes, so they expected a large baby, but nobody could have predicted just how big this baby would be.
“Towards the end of my pregnancy, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. She’s just so huge,'” Christine told.
“I’ve had nine and 10 pound babies and I figured maybe she’d be 10 pounds,” Christine said. “I’d have another 10-pound baby, but she was a surprise.”
Dr. Eric Edelenbos, says Carleigh Brooke Corbitt is the largest baby he has ever delivered.
“When the baby was coming out, I was like, ‘Is this baby ever going to end?’ Everybody in the room kind of just stopped during the delivery and was like, ‘Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh,'” Edelenbos said.
We visited the family for the baby’s three-week checkup. Carleigh remained in the NICU for some extra time while her blood sugar levels were checked. She was cleared and confirmed to be healthy.
Christine says she is not going to be thinking about more children any time soon following Carleigh’s birth. She thinks it’s time to take a break.
“I’m done,” she said. “I’m done. No more babies for me.”
Readers shared their thoughts on the story on the MommyPage Facebook page.
“Wow your back must have bean in agony but a ho what a beautiful baby congratulations,” one user commented.
“Ummm…They should have been able to see that kind of size on an ultrasound,” another user wrote. “I’d be worried about diabetes in the baby that size and other problems…Really unhealthy to be THAT big at birth. Though I am glad that she is healthy.”
“My dad weighed over 12 lbs, my uncle over 10 and my other uncle was over 15 lbs.,” another reader shared. “I’m sure my grandmother must have had gestational diabetes which wasn’t diagnosed (over 70 years ago).”
“My Dad was 13 lb when he was born in 1914. I don’t know what they had for pain relief then,” another user commented.