It sounds like fiction, but it is exactly what has just been experienced by Florida mother Maxxzandra Ford. According to Ford, who never had symptoms associated with pregnancy, she did not realize she was pregnant until she was close to her due date.
Visiting the doctor due to what Ford calls rapid weight gain, she was surprised to learn that she was pregnant. Not only was she expecting her third child, but she was more than 8 months along.
Ford, who is already the mother to a 5-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son, welcomed her new bundle of joy on January 29 at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa. And what a bundle it was!
Avery Ford was born and quickly labeled as one of the largest children ever born in the state of Florida. What afforded him this dubious distinction? The fact that little…er…big Avery weighed in at 14.1 pounds directly after birth.
“I was cussing up a storm,” said Ford, describing her natural delivery to WFTS. “I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’ and they were like ‘Stop pushing. Stop pushing.”
The baby, who was born with a full head of hair, is currently residing in the hospital’s neonatal unit. According to the doctor who is taking care of him, it is not uncommon for such large babies to experience health issues shortly after birth.
Larger infants may have difficulty passing through and emerging from the birth canal, resulting in problems with breathing, eating, and regulating blood sugars. Avery is as healthy as one would expect of such a large baby, and he is expected to be going home to live with his family soon.
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