A new mum says people refused to believe she was carrying just one child because her humongous baby bump was just so big.
TikTok favourite Renae W has been documenting her pregnancy journey and people are struggling to come to terms with the fact she hasn’t got an army of children about to arrive.
She says her tummy got so big some people think she might have been having eight babies.
She gave birth to her boy by C-section on February 18, the newborn weighing in at 9 pounds 8 ounces. She says he measured 22-and-a-half inches tall.
The clip of her showing the world her ever-expanding tum just before she gave birth gathered more than five million views on her channel.
She says the reaction to her mega bump is usually supportive – and she embraces the light-hearted comments people posy.
She previously posted a video responding to viewers who were concerned for her health.
She said: “I’ve stated in several of my videos I don’t have polyhydramnios or extra fluid or gestational diabetes.
“I had an ultrasound not that long ago; fluid is normal, the baby is measuring a week and 4 days ahead. I have a high risk doctor.”
In later videos after the child was born, the mum revealed that the baby weighed 4.3kgs and was 57cm at birth, sharing videos of the week-old baby against her post-partum stomach. She also says she measured his head, which was 38cm, against her own, which was 53cm. Renae says she “wonder(ed) how he even had room to move around in there”.
Commenters were amazed to see the size of the baby .
“He looks like a three-month-old, God blessed you with a big healthy, happy baby boy,” said one commenter.
“He’s such a big ole cutie! I can’t believe human bodies can do this (kind of) amazing stuff,” said another.
“That’s one strong baby from one strong mumma,” one added.