Massive Baby Born With The Same Size As A Three-Month-Old
11lbs 8oz: the weight of a tin of paint, two fully-grown chihuahuas, or a bowling ball. It’s also the birth weight of Sarah Dines’ baby, Montague, who was born last year, sʜᴏᴄᴋɪɴɢ doctors with his healthy size
Montague, now 11 months, was 35-year-old Sarah’s first baby, coming into the world at the average weight of three-month-old baby, despite being a newborn. Monty went straight into toddler clothes, and now wears items for two to three year olds.
Sarah, a teacher, initially wanted a water birth in her home in Broadstone, Dorset, without ᴘᴀɪɴ relief, but eventually had to have a ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, partly due to his size too huge.
She said: ‘He was so big when he was born, he looked ridiculous. When the doctor’s took him out, they were all laughing and I didn’t know why at first. One of them said he was ready for school, and the little towel they wrapped him just didn’t fit.”
He was in the 99.9th percentile for height and 99.6th for weight. None of the clothes Sarah brought in for Monty fit when he was first born, with the mum laughing: ‘Even the little cap they gave him at the hospital was too small.’
Sarah’s doctors can’t account for why Monty was born so big, and both she and her son were ᴛᴇsᴛᴇᴅ Fᴏʀ ɢᴇsᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ᴅɪᴀʙᴇᴛᴇs after the labour but came back ɴᴇɢᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ.
‘I’m 5 foot 9, and my husband Elliott, 41, is six foot, so we were never going to have a small baby, Neither of us were particularly big when we born, I think I just carry big babies.’ said Sarah.
She was all set to go to have a home birth, because all the sᴄᴀɴs were normal. Monty was 10 days late, she ended up needing to go to the hospital for an ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.
Sarah said: ‘The pain got so bad that I asked for gas and air, and then eventually we had to go into hospital.”
Despite her best-laid plans for a home labour going awry, Sarah is glad Monty was safely delivered and healthy. The big boy has settled in wonderfully at home, and the family are enjoying their new, bumper-sɪᴢᴇᴅ member.