Arizona mother gives birth to 14 LB. boy via C-section – and the tot is already wearing clothes meant for a six-to-nine-month-old. Finnley was 14lbs 1oz when he was born, nearly double that of the average weight of a newborn. He weighed the biggest a doctor had ever delivered.
The average birth day for babies is around 7.5 lb, with weights between 5.5 lb to 10 lb being considered normal.” As soon as they pulled him out, they’re like, ‘oh my gosh, that’s huge!'” said Cary. “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 at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona, and was the biggest Cary’s doctor had delivered in 27 years of practice – and he was “quite tall too” measuring 23.75 inches.
Finnley is already making life interesting for the family. Banner Thunderbird Medical Center only carried diapers in premiere to newborn and size one — but Finnley is already a size two, so they had to special order his size. The Patonais’ family had to rush out for more diapers, as well as baby clothes in size six to nine months. ‘Everything we had was entirely too small,’ said Cary.
The proud new mum said Finnley’s sɪᴢᴇ made him ‘a little celebrity’ at the hospital with ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs and nurses talking about him ‘non-stop’. Finnley spent eight days in the ɴᴇᴏɴᴀᴛᴀʟ ɪɴᴛᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ ᴜɴɪᴛ ⓃⒾⒸⓊ after his birth, but has since been sent home to settle in with his family. Cary said: “There was one point in the ⓃⒾⒸⓊ that he was with one of four babies, and his weight was their three total altogether, so we were laughing at that.” Finnley’s older brothers, Devlen, 10, and Everett, 2, were also born via C-section, but they were ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ on schedule. They were born at 8.2 pounds and 11.1 pounds, but Finnley took the lead .
The Cary are now enjoying their time as a new family of five. She said :” He is such a good sweet baby. I am so grateful everything ended on such a great positive side. While Finnley’s birth is certainly an ᴇxᴛʀᴀᴏʀᴅɪɴᴀʀʏ one, but I wants people to hear my story and remember that challenging times don’t last forever. I think it’s important for other people to know there is hope behind all of those closed doors and that they aren’t ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ as they are going through their own trying times . Every woman has a different path than the next, some are easier and some are harder. What matters is that we support each other, with love, care and respect.”