A newborn baby that weighed the biggest a doctor had ever delivered is already in clothes that fit a six-to-nine-month-old.
Finnley was 14lbs 1oz when he was born, nearly double that of the average weight of a newborn.
Parents, Cary and Tim Patonai, knew they were expecting a big baby with doctors predicting he would weigh around 13.8lbs when he was born.
Cary said: “He was so big plus I had almost double the amniotic fluid, so to say I had a big baby belly and that I was absolutely completely uncomfortable isn’t enough.”
She had been scheduled in for a C-section but her surgery was moved forward when her waters broke at a doctor’s appointment, ironically, as she stood on the scales to be weighed.
“As soon as they pulled him out, they’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s huge!’” she added.
“Everybody was freaking out, like, ‘I’ve never seen a baby that big, I can’t believe it’. So perfect and round in every way. He’s definitely my squishy little honey bear.”
Finnley was born at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona, and was the biggest Cary’s doctor had delivered in 27 years of practice – and he was “quite tall too” measuring 23.75 inches.
And the little trooper’s size meant the hospital had to specially order in bigger sized nappies as they didn’t stock ones that he could fit into.
Cary also said how the family had to rush out for more baby clothes in size six to nine months as “everything we had was entirely too small”.
The beaming mum said Finnley became “a little celebrity at the hospital” and “nurses and doctors were non-stop talking about him”.
“There was one point in the NICU that he was with one of four babies, and his weight was their three total altogether, so we were laughing at that,” Cary said.
“He is such a good sweet baby. I am so grateful everything ended on such a great positive side,” she added.
Finnley’s two brothers – Devlen, 10, and Everett, 2 – were also born on the larger size with them weighing 8.2 lbs and 11.1 lbs when they were born through C-section.