Parents Get Huge Surprise With Record Breaking Baby
Kathleen Shipman 1/4/2019
Having a baby is by no means easy. Mothers are really incredible for being able to carry a child inside their bodies for nine months. And, they become even more amazing when they are able to deliver their babies safely and healthily, whether via natural delivery or Cesarean section.
For mothers, the pain they feel when giving birth is nothing compared to the happiness a newborn child brings to the family. This is what makes a mom truly amazing and strong. But then again, one mother from Arlington was doubly shocked and doubly amazed at what she accomplished when she found out the size of her baby - which stunned even doctors and nurses.
Jennifer Medlock, the baby's mother, was expecting that she was going to give birth to a child bigger than the ordinary newborn. Even her first born, Annabelle, was born at nine pounds 10 ounces, so having a big baby was nothing new to her and to her husband, Eric.
However, she was definitely not anticipating that her son, whom they named Ali, would be born at 14 pounds 13 ounces, which is twice the average size of a newborn! To top all of the extraordinary events in her birth story, Baby Ali's birth weight even broke the records of Arlington Memorial Hospital since he weighed almost 15 pounds.
Doctors told Jennifer that she would most likely have difficulties get pregnant, given that she has severe Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS. Nonetheless, they were able to have Annabelle by undergoing fertility treatments - and they tried again and succeeded because they finally got pregnant with Ali.
Jennifer's pregnancy was actually normal and healthy. However, Ali's size required her to have her baby boy via C-Section. Baby Ali was also healthy, although he had to spend a week at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU because of low platelet count and low blood sugar.
"He is meant for something big. Maybe not football; everyone keeps saying that."
The couple are actually music teachers so it can be assumed that their child may be inclined musically. But no matter what, Baby Ali's parents say that their baby is definitely loved and that he can do whatever will make him happy.
You don't want to miss this extraordinary baby's story!