Carrying a child around inside of you for nine months is a huge task. Not only do you need to take care of yourself, but you need to take care of yourself and another human that directly is affected by every single decision you make. What you eat, drink, how much exercise you get, how much sleep you get–it all affects your unborn child. Not to mention, it’s pretty exhausting to carry around a baby inside of you once they’re fully grown. Chrissy Corbitt from Orange City, Florida knows this reality all too well.
After becoming pregnant with her fourth child, she realized that her daughter was going to be a big baby–seeing as her belly was quite large. The average baby in the United States weighs around 7.5 pounds at birth, but, Chrissy had given birth to some pretty big babes in the past, with her children weighing around 9-10 pounds at birth.
When Chrissy gave birth to her daughter Carleigh Brooke Corbitt, she weighed a whopping 13 pounds and 5 ounces–and, even the doctors were impressed. Chrissy told Inside Edition:
“When the pediatrician showed her to me across the curtain, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s huge. I couldn’t believe it. It was like I delivered a toddler.”
She said that everyone in the operating room let out a round of applause after she had pushed her daughter out. Can you imagine the pain?!?
“I heard everybody cheering in the operating room. I’ve never had that happen before.”
Chrissy and her husband weren’t expecting their baby to weigh this much and they basically had to do all of their “pre-baby” shopping all over again, as their newborn daughter couldn’t really fit into newborn clothing or diapers. According to both parents, this little one was already wearing 9-month-old clothes at only three weeks old.
Both parents claim their daughter is just one happy baby and they’ve both decided that she will always be the youngest daughter.
We went out with a bang. This is our last kid. My wife had her tubes tied, so this is going to be it for us.”
What a way to go out.