*Nope, you didn’t deliver twins. You just gave birth to a 14 pound bouncing baby!
That’s the scenario a Florida woman named Maxxzandra Ford, 26, found herself in recently.
On top of that, Ford, 26, didn’t even know she was pregnant until her 3rd trimester.
Ford’s baby, a boy named Avery, was delivered at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa on January 29. Hospital officials say the infant is the heaviest born at the facility, and one of the largest-ever born in the state.
Ford, who also has a 1-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter, told television stations WFLA and WFTS that after rapidly gaining weight last fall, doctors confirmed she was 35 weeks into her pregnancy. Ford said she initially thought she was having twins.
After 18 hours of labor, Ford naturally delivered Avery, who remains in neonatal intensive care but is expected to go home soon.
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 or a fullback,” exclaimed Ford’s partner and Avery’s father, Allen Denton.
Ford says she “just melted” when she finally held Avery.