29 year old Chrissy Corbitt is used to delivering big babies.
Her first two children weighed 9 lbs and 10lbs respectively.
But nothing could have prepared her for what would happen during her fourth – and last – pregnancy…
It was 2017 when Chrissy, a stay-at-home mom from Keystone Heights, Florida, approached her due date.
Her baby bump was massive and difficult to miss.
One of the reasons for her huge bump was that Chrissy suffered with pregnancy diabetes early on in the pregnancy. Increased blood sugar during the first three months of pregnancy increases the risk of fetal abnormalities.
If blood sugar spikes during the last three months of pregnancy it can cause the fetus to grow rapidly, which also increases the risk of complications during birth.
Doctors believed that the little girl that lay in Chrissy’s belly would weigh between 9 and 10 lbs at birth.
Chrissy gave birth to daughter Carleigh via C-section one week early. When the baby was born, Chrissy heard jubilation in the delivery room. She thought that was a little strange – it hadn’t happened during any of her three previous births.
It wasn’t until the nurses told her the baby’s weight that Chrissy realized why there was such a reaction in the delivery room.
”I remember the doctor saying, ‘I don’t think this baby is going to end,'” Chrissy explains.
When the mom got her first glimpse of her newborn daughter, she could hardly believe her eyes.
”It looked they pulled a toddler out of my belly. She’s so big,” Chrissy says.
Carleigh was the biggest baby that doctor Eric Edelenbos had ever delivered. When newborn Carleigh was placed on the scales, a gasp echoed through the delivery room.
The baby tipped the scales at 13 lbs!
Their daughter was so big that Chrissy and Larry had to donate all of the newborn clothes and diapers that they had bought before her arrival. She needed much bigger diapers and clothes than they had expected. Their daughter needed clothes that would normally fit a 9 month old baby.
But despite her size, Carleigh is a healthy, normal baby, and her mother is overjoyed.
”She’s just filled with rolls. She’s just a big squishy baby. She’s so adorable,” Chrissy says.
Carleigh is still not quite the biggest baby ever born. The Guinness Book of Records reports that in 1879 a baby was born weighing 23 lbs. Yikes…
In any case, I’m so happy that Chrissy had a healthy birth, despite her little girl’s size!
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