In "things that make you say ouch” news of the day, a whopper of a baby girl was born over the weekend in Armstrong, Pennsylvania.
KDKA Pittsburgh reports that Addyson Gale Cessna was born Sunday. Her actual birth weight was 13 pounds, 12 ounces, and she is almost two feet tall. According to the station, Addyson, was delivered via c-section (no doubt to her mother’s great relief).
Michelle and Mark Cessna suspected that their baby would be big, since their two other sons had been large babies, but no one expected a baby weighing in at more than 13 pounds. Michelle told KDKA, “We knew we had a big baby, but not that big. Mark Cessna said, “I was guessing about 10 pounds, I wasn’t expecting this.”
Dr. Yannie Narcisse, one of the delivering doctors, told KDKA, “I think as mothers, we all have that initial, oh my that must have hurt, and they’re right. That’s big.”
Though Armstrong County Medical Hospital doesn't maintain birth weight records, doctors told KDKA Addyson is the largest they've ever delivered.
Despite Addyson’s size, however, she isn’t even close to the record, which was set by a boy born to Anna Bates, a Canadian, in 1879. Baby Bates weighed 23 pounds, 12 ounces, and was more than 30 inches long. Yes, you read that right: 23 pounds!
Although there can sometimes be complications seen in babies born with high birth weights, in this case we’re happy to report that both Addyson and her mother Michelle are doing well.