People often say that the best things come in small packages. But for Michelle and Brad Hall, their bundle of joy has arrived in a big package. The couple from the Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, recently became parents of a “big baby boy” who weighed 13 pounds, 10 ounces, at birth.
Isaac Michael Hall was born May 7 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. The couple's first child had the longest height ever recorded at the hospital, measuring almost 25 inches. “We have never seen a baby of this size. And when I polled all the pediatricians from this hospital, some of whom date back to the early 1980s, there’s never been a baby on record who’s this size,” said Dr. Andrew Sword, who has been a clinical practitioner for 30 years.
The size of the baby left the medical staff and everyone else stunned. However, mother Michelle claimed that she always knew that the baby was going to be very large. During the last three months of her pregnancy, Michelle told everyone she was nine months pregnant, Global News reported.
Isaac was delivered via cesarean section. The physicians said they did not expect the child to be so large, and there was no other alternative for deliver the child safely.
The happy parents revealed that they were unaware of the sizes of other babies in their families. However, physicians believe that the height of the father, who happens to be 6 feet, 5 inches tall, might have been a factor in the size of the child.
The couple has not been able to use any of the baby clothes they received as gifts, because Isaac does not fit in them. “We got a frame where you can put the handprint and the foot. And I don’t think they’re going to fit,” Michelle said.
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