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Woman gives birth to 13 pound, 5 ounce baby

Posted at 9:07 PM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 21:07:50-04

JACKSONVILLE, FL (CNN/WFOX) - A Florida mom says she's getting rest after delivering a more than 13-pound baby girl earlier this month.

As Christine Corbitt quickly approached her due date, her stomach was undeniable.  "Towards the end of my pregnancy, I was like 'oh my gosh, she's just so huge," Corbitt said. 

Indeed Carleigh Brooke Corbitt was huge at 13 pounds, 5 ounces. She was the largest newborn Dr. Eric Edelenbos has ever delivered. "When the baby was coming out, I was like 'is this baby every going to end?' Everybody in the room kind of just stopped during the delivery and was like 'oh my gosh. Oh my gosh!'" he said. 

The baby just went in for three-week checkup. She was decked out in pink and white and didn't fuss a bit. She's clearly happy and healthy, but had a slight challenge early on.  

Doctors knew Carleigh had gestational diabetes, so would be a little bit large. But they had no idea when they started the C-section process, she would be that big. "I've had 9 and 10 pound babies and I figured maybe she'd be 10 pounds. I'd have another 10 pound baby, but she was a surprise,” mom said.  

Carleigh had to stay in the NICU for a bit while her blood sugar levels were checked and she got the all-clear. The Corbitts say a number of media outlets have contacted them about Carleigh's large entry into the world, but WFOX officially aired her TV debut.

As for Christine, she plans on taking some much-needed rest, for good this time.  "I'm done. I'm done. No more babies for me,” mom said. 

 

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