A FIRST-Time -Mum Gave Birth To A ᴡʜᴏᴘᴘɪɴɢ 12lb Baby And the Baby After 9 Months
Fiona Hamilton-Currie, 40, a marketing executive, from Tonbridge, Kent, was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ by the size of her son Buddy who she had to dress in six-month-old clothes. Even the ᴍɪᴅᴡɪᴠᴇs ɢᴀsᴘᴇᴅ ʙʏ ᴛʜᴇ sʜᴇᴇʀ sɪᴢᴇ of the newborn who “didn’t look like a newborn at all” says Fiona.
The mum-of-one, who is married to joiner Graham, 45, told Fabulous:” When the medics handed him to my husband, they jokingly asked if he was feeling strong enough as Buddy was so big.”
When he was born, Buddy was having 75ml of milk, much more than the usual 10-30mls. Now, nine months on, Buddy remains above average, currently ᴡᴇɪɢʜing the same as a 20-month-old baby. Fiona, who is nearly 6ft, knew her ʙᴜᴍᴘ was large during pregnancy but midwives had no concerns and said he would ᴡᴇɪɢʜ around 9lb. She went into labour naturally, nine days past her due date — but after four hours, the ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴs sᴛᴀʟʟᴇᴅ.
She says: “Buddy didn’t seem keen on coming out. It might have been because he was so big. They had to induce me and after four hours I was given ᴘᴇᴛʜɪᴅɪɴᴇ Fᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘᴀɪɴ — it was like nothing I’ve experienced. After eight-and-a-half hours ɪɴ ʟᴀʙᴏᴜʀ, Bᴜᴅᴅʏ’s ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ-ʀᴀᴛᴇ ᴅɪᴘᴘᴇᴅ, ᴛʜᴇɴ sᴛᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ. It was ᴛᴇʀʀɪFʏɪɴɢ. They had to get him out quickly and I was put under ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴀʟ ᴀɴᴀᴇsᴛʜᴇᴛɪᴄ sᴏ ɴᴇɪᴛʜᴇʀ Gʀᴀʜᴀᴍ nor I got to see him being born. I came round 30 minutes later to see this ʜᴜɢᴇ baby being ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ to me. We had a constant stream of midwives and doctors coming to have a look at him — none of them had ever delivered a baby of that size. He looked like a giant Sumo ᴡʀᴇsᴛʟɪɴɢ baby. Buddy ʀᴀʀᴇʟʏ cries but when he does, by gosh, we all know about it. I imagine his lungs are a good size too.”