Surprise With A Newborn Baby’s Weigh Become Biggest Newborn Baby Girl
A mum has likened her newborn daughter to a ‘mini sᴜᴍᴏ ᴡʀᴇsᴛʟᴇʀ’. Remi Frances Millar sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ her family when she was delivered weighing 12.9lbs (5.88kg)
Mum Emma Millar and dad Daniel Millar, from Sydney, Australia, were even more surprised considering she wasn’t even born at full term. Baby Remi came out weighing nearly twice the amount of an average baby girl born in the UK at just 38 weeks and two days.
Ms Millar, who needed an ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ, told Illawarra Mercury: ‘She’s like a mini sᴜᴍᴏ ᴡʀᴇsᴛʟᴇʀ. I did expect to have a ʟᴀʀɢᴇʀ baby as I had ɢᴇsᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ᴅɪᴀʙᴇᴛᴇs but not this big. At 35 weeks an ᴜʟᴛʀᴀsᴏᴜɴᴅ ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟᴇᴅ she was about 4kg (8.8lbs) but we didn’t think she’d grow that much more.’
Mr Millar said Remi was very popular while she was staying at Wollongong Hospital, adding: ‘When I’ve walked around with her there’s always a crowd of people – midwives, other new parents and visitors – around her, asking about her sɪᴢᴇ because she’s so much bigger than all the other newborns.’Remi was so big her parents were forced to buy new clothes for her because the ones they had did not fit. But they should have probably been prepared because it’s not the first big baby Ms Millar has given birth to. She also has daughter Willow, two, and son Ace, four, who weighed 5.5kg and 3.8kg respectively when they were born.
Those birth weights were all way off the ʟᴀʀɢᴇsᴛ baby ever born who weighed 10.2 kg (22.5lb) when he was delivered in Italy in 1955. Doctors have told Ms Millar to avoid carrying anything more than 6kg while she ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀs. Emma, who is recovering from an ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ due to her waters breaking early, says she “couldn’t have handled” a natural birth with Remi. The mum-of-three has also been told she can’t lift anything weighing more than her 6kg daughter during her recovery.