Woman Gives Birth to Nearly 14-Pound Baby Girl -- Ouch! (VIDEO)

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Addyson Gale CessnaOh, baby! Michelle and Mark Cessna and their doctors were expecting a big baby, but no one expected one as big as their daughter, who recently made her way into the world, rocking the scale at nearly 14 pounds.

Addyson Gale Cessna was born at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces. According to KDKA, she was 25 inches long. That's almost double the weight of an average newborn. In fact, it's almost the size of some toddlers. Yikes!

The first reaction any woman has upon hearing this is ouch! of course. Mercifully, I'd say, Addyson was delivered by C-section, so that at least makes us wince a little less. But wow, that's a big baby. Not the biggest, however.

According to CNN, the world record holder beats her by a lot -- supposedly a newborn baby boy was born in 1879 weighing in at 23 pounds. That just sounds crazy, but we've seen plenty of other super-sized babies in recent years. In March we saw a woman deliver a baby boy weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces -- naturally! Last year a woman gave birth to a 15.5-pound baby. Addyson is downright dainty compared to them. But seriously, what's with all the big babies? The answer of course depends on individual cases, but big factors are things like maternal obesity and gestational diabetes.

While the hospital says they don't keep records as to the heaviest babies born, the doctors say this is the biggest baby they've ever delivered, and it's believed she holds the record for the hospital. I'm not sure, however, it's a record anyone really wants (or should want) bragging rights to.

The good news in Addyson's case is that both mom and baby are said to be healthy and happy. Michelle, who has two older sons, says she now has the "perfect family." While there are definitely risks and potential health problems that come along with extremely large birth weights, her brothers (who were also born at weights well above average) appear to be average size now, so hopefully as she grows, she'll be able to avoid them and get to a healthy weight as well.


Can you imagine giving birth to a baby this big?


Image via KDKA

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jalaz77 jalaz77

That would suck actually. Too big too small is never great. If a toddler weighed 14lbs that would be a problem unless there are isdues with the toddler, neuromuscular issues. Cute baby though!


I love the picture.  She looks tuckered out---I can imagine how her mom looks & feels too. 

Irela... Ireland69

My brother was 13lbs and my mom had him natural. My brother
was tall so that's why he was a long baby.

Choco... Chocodoxies

I want to squeeze her cheeks!!! My babies were 5lbs 7oz 21" long and 7lbs 1oz 18" long. My 6month old is only 14lbs now and neither of my babies ever did get the michelin baby legs or the chubbiness. That baby is adorable! I bet that mama will never again sneeze without wetting her pants, though.

nonmember avatar Kristi

Holy Hanna that is a big baby! I can't imagine a baby that big and 23lbs for the record? My 1 year old weighs 22!!!!

nonmember avatar Courtney

My god! My 5 month old weighs 12 lbs 8 oz!

SamNS... SamNStefanMommy

My ex was a 13 pound baby. His mom is 5'4", smaller framed, and gave birth naturally! I had a hard enough time with my 8pd 10oz baby LOL

nonmember avatar me

Ouch is right. My middle one was10.15 and he was few days early. My other 2 came just over 9 lbs. I liked the 9 lbs mark. They were never as fragile as some 5 lbs ones ive seen. And none were a c-section. I blame my husband, he was a 10 lbs baby too

nativ... nativemama18

My daughter was 8lb 11oz had a episiotomy and she broke her shoulder because she was too big lol this is just crazy though very cute though!

tyrel... tyrelsmom

My biggest was 9 lbs 1oz. You ask me for my preference, I'd prefer that over a 6 to 7 lb. I'm hoping the current bean ends up between 8 and 9.

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