Maxxzandra, a team member at St. Joseph's Hospital, has a 1-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter at home.
“It was really bad compared to my daughter and AJ's delivery,” she said.
Once she recovered from the impact of the delivery, she asked, “Does anyone know how much my baby weighs? They were like, ‘Your baby weighed 14 pounds and one ounce.’ ‘What!? My baby weighed what?!’ They were like, ‘Your baby is like adorably huge.’"
He’s so huge, dad is already laying out Avery's future.
“I've got a linebacker instead of a fullback,” he said.
Avery has been in the neonatal intensive care since his birth Jan. 29.
Dr. Jenelle Ferry, a neonatologist at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, is taking care of Avery.
“They can have some difficulties getting out of the birth canal and there can be some residual effects from that,” the doctor said. “They can initially have some problems with breathing, regulating their blood sugars and then problems with eating.”
But Avery’s doing fine now and should go home soon.
“When I finally did get to hold him, I loved it," his mother said. "I just melted.”
Experts say only 1 in every 100,000 babies born is over 14 pounds.