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13-Pound Baby Surprises Family, Nurses Who Expected 7 Pounds

By    |   Friday, 05 December 2014 07:18 PM

A Colorado woman gave birth to a 13-pound, 13-ounce baby girl on Monday via C-section.

Mom Alisha Hernandez said she had expected the baby to be about 7 pounds and was scheduled for a C-section on Wednesday, but the 13-pound baby, named Mia Yasmin Garcia, came early, KUSA-TV reported.

Mia’s father, Francisco Garcia, said his daughter’s size surprised his family and the personnel at the hospital. "They're all shocked that they're seeing a baby like that," he told the news station.

Mia had low glucose levels and some respiratory issues, so she was flown to Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, 9 News said. But she is stable now and her family hopes to take her home soon.

Although they expected her to be a smaller baby, even seeing how large she was didn’t prepare Garcia for how much she actually weighed.

"We thought it was going to be 11 or 12 pounds at the most," Garcia told 9 News. "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."

Mia has four sisters, none of whom weighed as much, Garcia told 9 News. He added that the family would not have any more children.

"We tried our best to get a boy," Garcia told 9 News. "We never got it. We're still happy though."

NBC News reported on a boom in bigger babies, pointing to a 13 pound, 12-ounce girl born in Pennsylvania, and others from around the world weighing in at the 13-pound range. A British mom even birthed, naturally, a 15-pound, 7-ounce boy.

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