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Woman Gives Birth To 13lb ‘Mini Sumo’!

by Bump, Baby & You

Ever thought that your 8lb bundle of joy was a whopper? Well, meet Remi.

At 13lbs, this newborn weighed almost a whole STONE at birth and is almost twice the weight of the average newborn. Wowzer!

Emma and Daniel Millar of Mount Warrigal, Australia, knew their baby would be big as their firstborn, Willow, was quite a big baby, but they never expected Remi to be quite as sizeable as she is, and they’ve compared her to a ‘mini sumo’! Isn’t she adorable?! We’d love a snuggle.

Credit: Nine.com.au

Get this – she was born via emergency caesarean at 38 weeks, so imagine how much heavier she would have been at 40 weeks!

Emma told The Sydney Morning Herald;

“I don’t think I could have handled a natural birth with her. She’s like a mini sumo wrestler. I did expect to have a larger baby as I had gestational diabetes but not this big. At 35 weeks an ultrasound revealed she was about 4kg but we didn’t think she’d grow that much more.”

At birth, Remi weighed 13lbs, or 5.88kg – the NHS says that the average newborn girl in the UK (where statistics are pretty similar to those of Australia) weighs 7.4lbs, so Remi is certainly a big baby, and midwives at the hospital told the proud parents that she’s the heaviest they’ve seen!

Due to not expecting such a big baby, her parents only have one outfit that fits Remi! We hope you kept the receipts, folks!

Read more about Gestational Diabetes here.

Sending all of our love and congratulations to the happy parents, new big sister and baby Remi,

Love from Katie & Team BBY Xx


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