I can’t think of a woman more deserving of a ‘push present’ than new mom Chrissy Corbitt.
She recently welcomed a 13 pound, five-ounce baby girl – almost twice the average weight of a baby girl – at the Orange Park Medical Center in Florida.
Chrissy says her huge bundle of joy Carleigh is wearing outfits catered for a nine-month-old.
‘When the doctor was pulling her out of me I just start hearing them all laughing and excited in the operating room,’ Chrissy told ABC News.
‘They were throwing out numbers and when they showed her to me and said 13.5, I couldn’t believe it.
‘It looked like they pulled a toddler out of my belly. She’s so big.’
Chrissy gave birth to her fourth child on May 15.
Doctors performed the C-section and were just as floored as Chrissy when they pulled baby Carleigh out.
Her husband Larry, who was eagerly awaiting the delivery, recalled the moment: ‘It was so funny because she had a C-section so all the blankets were over her so you couldn’t see what was going on.’
‘The baby was so heavy they were expecting Chrissy to deliver twins.’
‘The doctor said, “Oh my gosh, she’s going to be 15-pounds.” I remember the doctor saying, “I don’t think this baby is going to end. Are there two of them?”
‘Her cheeks were so chunky and she was just so fat. She was so gorgeous, of course.’
Unbelievably Carleigh could have even been much heavier.
She arrived a week earlier than her due date. This means had she arrived on time she would have weighed 14 pounds – the same weight as the heaviest baby born in the United States this year.
‘It was crazy. Chrissy wasn’t gaining any weight for the past three weeks of her pregnancy. It was just Carleigh gaining weight,’ Corbitt said.
Proud mom Chrissy had a difficult time as she awaited the birth of baby Carleigh.
Twenty-seven percent of her body was covered in wounds after a fire ravaged her kitchen.
The mom-of-four is also anaemic. But the strong woman still managed to deliver her miracle baby without complications.
Larry said of his wife and new born baby: ‘They’re both doing great now, my wife is a trooper for everything she’s gone through.’