During her final ultrasound, Cary received news that her baby weighed 5.8 kilos, though it was anticipated that the weight might decrease a bit before birth. However, that wasn’t the case.
Originally scheduled for a planned C-section on October 5th, circumstances led to Cary’s delivery a day ahead when her water broke. In an Arizona hospital, amidst quite a commotion, baby Finnley entered the world. To everyone’s astonishment, he tipped the scales at 6.3 kilos.
Cary recollects, “The moment they took him out, they exclaimed, ‘My God, he’s enormous!’ The reaction was unanimous, with people saying, ‘I’ve never seen such a big baby before. I can hardly believe it.’ He was impeccably round and perfect in every sense. He truly is my adorable little honey bear.”
The task of diapering the newborn posed a unique challenge for the hospital staff; they had to specially order diapers to accommodate his size, as the standard ones didn’t fit. Even the clothes the family had prepared were inadequate – too small for Finnley. Urgently, the family had to rush to the store to purchase baby clothes designed for children aged six to nine months.
Before Finnley could be discharged, he spent several days in the neonatal ward. Cary recalls, “At one point in the children’s ward, he was one of four babies, and his weight equaled the combined weight of the other three babies.”
The remarkable story of Finnley’s arrival defies expectations and stands as a testament to the unpredictability of childbirth and the unique journeys each baby takes into the world.