Giving Birth To The 13.5 Pound Baby Carleigh

Nature sometimes does surprise us with unusually big babies being brought to this world, but no one could have anticipated the size of one beautiful baby girl who was born to a truly heroic mother. Doctors couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw what Christine Corbitt was carrying in her belly. Keep reading to discover more about her!

Christine And Her Family

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Image Credit: YouTube/Inside Edition

Christine Corbitt led a peaceful life in her home in Keystone Heights, Florida. She lived with her devoted husband Larry and their four children. All of their children were born quite large, but the Corbitts had no idea that this signaled
something that would affect their lives in a big way very soon. 

The Fifth In Line

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Image Credit: Twitter/Erica Simmon

Christine was done having children, and she was happy with the size of her big family. However, one day, she discovered she was pregnant once more, and that she was to go through a heavy pregnancy again.
But just how heavy, she had no way of knowing. 

Unbelievable Growth Spurt

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Image Credit: Twitter/Erica Simmon

Christine and Larry were prepared for this to be yet another hard nine months, but as time went by, they noticed something was even stranger than usual. Christine was growing fast, and she felt increasingly worse for having to carry such a big weight in her belly. The Corbitts went to the doctor to see if this growth spurt was normal.
And what they learned shocked them. 

The First Images

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Image Credit: Facebook/Sweet Smiles Photography Studio

When the doctor showed the first images of Christine’s belly to the Corbitts, they were certainly taken aback. It looked like she was carrying a toddler! Seeing the size of the developing baby in her, Christine knew that this pregnancy would be much more difficult than the ones before.
And it all escalated very quickly.

Early Comer

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Image Credit: Facebook/Sweet Smiles Photography Studio

Soon, the time for the birth of the baby was near, but it seemed like the little one could not wait any longer. Carleigh was born six days earlier than she was supposed to, already being as big as can be. She must have sensed that growing in her mom's belly more was not a good idea. But complications were not far away.

Complications Arise

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Image Credit: Facebook/Sweet Smiles Photography Studio

Christine didn’t only have the earliest pregnancy with Carleigh. She got sick, which put both her and the baby at risk, and she also became anemic. This meant that the birth could prove more problematic than it should be. When the time came, doctors had to put Christine on transfusions to help her out.
But more help than that was needed.

C-Section Birth

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Carrying the big baby that she did, Christine would be at too big of a risk if she wanted to deliver it naturally. The doctors immediately decided she had to deliver through a
C-Section. This would mean Christine wouldn’t have to go through a very painful procedure. But even the C-Section took its toll. 

The Painful Process

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Image Credit: YouTube/Inside Edition

As the C-Section was being performed, Christine’s husband was right there by his wife’s side. He was anxious and wanted everything to go smoothly. The doctor didn’t reassure him very well, as he stood there in shock of the large baby. But the team pulled through, and Carleigh was finally among them.
It was time to check all her vitals.

The Baby Is Born

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It turned out that Carleigh was as healthy as can be. The doctors and the parents were naturally worried, but everything went better than expected, and the newborn was able to leave the hospital with her mom and dad soon.
But no one could get over the baby’s weight.

The Baby Giant

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Image Credit: Facebook/Larry Corbitt

When Carleigh was born, she weighed an incredible 13lbs and 5oz. This was much more than Christine’s previous children, so much so that the mom was surprised she even managed to carry the baby. Everyone at the hospital was shocked and impressed too.
The Corbitts knew they had to commemorate this moment in a special way.

Time to Celebrate

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Image Credit: Facebook/Sweet Smiles Photography Studio

Soon after Carleigh’s birth, the happy parents wanted to make sure they remember their little angel from the very first moments. They hired a professional photographer as they knew they wanted good pictures for the family album, but also to show to the media who were already spreading the fantastic news about the birth.
But not everything was turning out to be rosy.

Reality Kicks In

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Image Credit: YouTube/Inside Edition

Carleigh was way too big for a newborn, and this meant her parents ran into a few obstacles providing for her. For example, she would not fit in newborn diapers. Christine and Larry would have to go out and buy diapers in the
size for toddlers. But that was not all they were struggling with. 

The Baby Clothes Problem

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Image Credit: YouTube/Inside Edition

Carleigh’s parents were prepared for her birth well. They had all the clothes a newborn might need, but it turned out, Carliegh would not fit any of them. She was simply too big. The newborn could only fit clothes made for nine months old babies!
And Carleigh’s parents had something to say about their daughter’s chubbiness.

One Chubby Child

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Image Credit: YouTube/Inside Edition

Christine and Larry shared that Carleigh was full of rolls and was one chubby angel. They fell in love with her right away, and they did not mind one bit that her size was making things a bit more complicated for them. They were ready to embrace her as she was. They adored her so much that one might think Christine and Larry began considering another child.
Was that the case?

No More Kids For The Corbitts

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Image Credit: YouTube/Inside Edition

Everyone was interested in knowing whether Christine would try to get pregnant for the sixth time, but the Corbitts were very united in their answer. They did not wish to add any more to their large family, as they had plenty on their hands with their five kids already.

Christine Corbitt proved that women are simply capable of pretty much everything. By carrying such a big baby in her belly, and delivering it successfully, she showed the world that everything is possible if there is enough love and determination. 

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