A mom expecting a 7lb baby got a big surprise when her baby girl arrived weighing almost double that! Alisha Hernandez was scheduled to have a C-Section on Thursday but went into labour on Monday.
Staff at San Luis Valley Hospital were blown away, however, when they weighed the baby after the delivery.
“They’re all shocked that they’re seeing a baby like that,” Dad Francisco Garcia told 9news.com. “Even in the San Luis Valley, they were like whoa! They opened their eyes like they’ve never seen a baby like that!”
Alicia was expecting a 7lb baby, but that all changed when the staff saw the size of Mia when she was delivered.
“We thought it was going to be 11 or 12 pounds at the most,” Garcia said. “The nurse, she got shocked. She’s like come here! Come here! Come here! She’s like come here! Run! I went and I’m like, what happened? She’s like, well check out this! I checked it, and it was 13 pounds and 13 ounces.”
Immediately following her delivery Mia’s birth, she was having trouble breathing and low glucose levels so she was flown to Children’s Hospital in Aurora with her father. Now stable, her family hopes to be able to take her home within the next week.
Mia joins four older sisters, Britney Gonzalez, Ximena Hernandez, and Yulissa and Yuliana Hernandez. None of them were close to Mia’s size.
“Not even the twins that I have,” said Garcia. “Both together, they weighed 12 pounds. Yea, we got her by surprise.”
Alisha and Francisco had hoped that this baby, their last, would be a boy, but are happy with their team of girls.