Parents News Now

California Woman Delivers a Nearly 14-Pound Baby

California Woman Delivers a Nearly 14-Pound Baby 29536
Cynthia Sigler of Vista, California, welcomed a big new arrival late last week, when her son Jayden was born by Cesarean section weighing 13 pounds 14 ounces, The Associated Press reports.  Sigler told the news agency that her first thought when learning her baby's weight was, "How'd he fit?"  From the AP:

Dr. Jerald White, who delivered the baby at Tri-City Medical Center, said Jayden was the biggest of the 20,000 newborns he has helped usher into the world since he started in 1961.

The doctor said delivering a very large baby via cesarean section is more challenging, but "it wasn't so difficult that it created a problem for anybody."

Sigler said her own family didn't believe her at first — she convinced her cousin it wasn't a joke only after showing a photo of the scale readout.

Jayden's birth weight is almost twice that of his sister, Jailyn, now 2½. She was 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth.

Sigler said she'll have to exchange all the baby clothes she bought for larger sizes.

Image: Pregnant woman, via Shutterstock.