A healthy supersized baby boy was born who brought a bundle of joy to her mother.
Natashia Corrigan of Melbourne, Australia has given birth to Baby Brian Junior was who was born naturally at the Mercy Hospital on January 24, 2017. The staffs were amazed about the enormous size of the baby, who weighed in at 6.06kg, or 13 pound, four ounces.
The average baby weighs around 7.5 pounds, but as one mom from Australia learned, her little (big) guy was anything but average.
“I dreamed of a little fat baby,” mum Natashia Corrigan said. “I’ve always wanted a little fat baby and I’ve got a big one!”
According to Austrailian TV network 7 News, Corrigan was told during her pregnancy that her child would be on the heavier side, as he weighed in at around 9 pounds at the 36-week mark.
“I never dreamed he’d be this big, thought he’d be an 11 pounder at the max! But we were blessed with a safe delivery of a 13.5 pounder! I’m still in shock!” Corrigan said.
According to 7 News reports, the “big baby boy” broke records down under, as possibly the heaviest baby born in Victoria. But he didn’t quite make it into the Guinness World Records.
The record for “heaviest birth” is currently held by Giantess Anna Bates, who gave birth to a boy weighing 22 pounds and measuring 28 inches in her home in Seville, Ohio, on January 19, 1879. Sadly, her son died 11 hours later.
Regardless, Corrigan considers the birth of her 13-pounder an accomplishment, especially since she passed up an epidural to opt for a natural birth.
“I think I was in a bit of shock because the birth was natural and I only had gas so I was still in a bit of shock just from that,” said Corrigan, explaining that she had to continue reminding herself to think positive thoughts throughout the delivery. “The power of positive thinking during birth, be positive, breathe deep.”