He’ll be hard to throw out with the bath water. A 13-pound, four-ounce baby has gone viral after his mother’s post showed the world how much of her adorable son there is to love. Australian Natashia Corrigan shared the news of Brian Liddle Jr.’s birth back in January, with her friends marveling at how she gave birth to the 6.06kg bundle of joy.
Corrigan told Australia’s 7 News First at the time that she had Brian Jr. after a 40-week pregnancy, and delivered him naturally rather than through caesarean section, also forgoing an epidural. She added that she knew the newborn would be big after being told at 36 weeks that he had already reached nine pounds.
“I’ve always wanted a little fat baby and I’ve got a big one,” Corrigan, who previously had two 8-pound daughters, told 7 News.
It was not immediately clear what caused the not-so-little boy to gain international attention as he approaches three months and appears to be in good health.
Brian Jr.’s bulky birth sparked speculation that he could have broken a record for being the world’s fattest baby.
However, the Guinness Book of World Records says that the heaviest baby ever was born in 1879 and weighed 22 pounds. “Babe” was born to mother Anna Bates, but died 11 hours later.
Here’s what social networks say about this:
Nina Ngwa Wow and I thought my 10 pound son was big. Also went the natural delivery method. Worth it. No residual pain. Congrats to her and welcome to the world angel.
Nicole Carter Every time I went to the nursery to see my babies. There was always a huge baby. Yes, ladies I’m old I had to walk to the nursery to see my babies if it wasn’t feeding time. But there was always a whooper of a baby. The biggest I saw in person was 12lbs and 12oz a girl. 😍
Holly Cole Dear God, she gave birth to a two year old!
Evan Lentz Her gynecologist must be the sandwich designer at Arby’s, you know that thing looks like roast beef at this point
Justin Ford A baby this size has gross fetal macrosomia and is at an extremely high risk of birth complications including hypoglycaemia with a lifetime of increased risk for a whole raft of otherwise unnecessary health complications. The mother might want “a little fat baby” because she is woefully ignorant of the health risks but putting a child’s health at risk is an abomination.