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Woman Gives Birth To ‘Mini Sumo Wrestler’ Daughter Weighing A Whopping 13lbs

Woman Gives Birth To ‘Mini Sumo Wrestler’ Daughter Weighing A Whopping 13lbs

A new mum got quite the shock as she welcomed her daughter, weighing in at almost 13lbs, this week.

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Australian couple Emma and Daniel Millar, from Mount Warrigal, New South Wales, expected their baby Remi to be big, after their two-year-old daughter Willow weighed just over 12lbs when she was born.

But they had no idea just how large she would be, likening her to a "mini sumo wrestler".

A mum has likened her newborn daughter to a 'sumo wrestler' after she was born at almost 13lbs Credit: Nine.com.au
A mum has likened her newborn daughter to a 'sumo wrestler' after she was born at almost 13lbs Credit: Nine.com.au

Remi was born via an emergency c-section on 7th October, at 38 weeks and two days.

Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald, 27-year-old Emma said: "I don't think I could have handled a natural birth with her.

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"She's like a mini sumo wrestler. I did expect to have a larger baby as I had gestational diabetes but not this big.

Remi joins a family who adore her Credit: Nine.com.au
Remi joins a family who adore her Credit: Nine.com.au

"At 35 weeks an ultrasound revealed she was about 4kg but we didn't think she'd grow that much more."

Daniel added: "Willow was a big girl too, but she's stick thin now so it evens itself out".

Midwives at the hospital told him that they've never seen a baby as big as Remi, who weighed in at precisely 5.88kg.

And Remi is certainly making an impression, with her dad describing how there is always a crowd of "parents and visitors" around her.

Little Remi is proving popular with midwives and members of the public in the hospital due to her unusual sizeCredit: Nine.com.au
Little Remi is proving popular with midwives and members of the public in the hospital due to her unusual sizeCredit: Nine.com.au

According to the NSW Mothers and Babies Report, in Australia, only 1.2 per cent of babies weigh over 4.5kg, making her a very special baby.

The couple had bought a selection of clothes for their baby, but currently only have one outfit that fits her.

Following her C-section, Emma is currently recovering, and has been told by doctors that she can't lift anything except her baby.

But baby Remi is doing just fine, with her dad reporting that she's "thriving" back at home, and is absolutely "adored" by her siblings, Willow and Ace, four.

Featured Image Credit: Nine.com.au

Topics: Real, Babies, Parents, Motherhood

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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