A couple got a bigger bundle of joy than they bargained for when their son was born weighing a whopping 12lbs 14oz.
Finley Hensby arrived by caesarean section on October 23 at Dewsbury Hospital and is already wearing clothes for a three-month old and size three nappies.
Mum Natalie Lees of Broadowler, Ossett, said: “We couldn’t believe it and neither could the staff – they weighed him twice because they were so shocked.” A growth scan carried out when Miss Lees fell ill with high blood pressure on her due date, revealed Finley was ‘off the machine’s scale.’
The 23-year-old, said: “They thought he was going to be a good 10 pounder and decided I couldn’t give birth naturally because there would have been complications.
“We’ve had to take all his newborn and 0-3 month clothes back. Luckily they still had all the tags on.”
The couple are over-joyed with their new arrival, who likes to make himself heard instead of sleeping at night. But after a very sickly pregnancy, Miss Lees said one baby is enough.
She said: “I ended up in hospital with the sickness during my pregnancy and was still being sick after I’d had him. It was all worth it in the end, but we’re not having any more.”
Proud dad Luke, 24, said his son’s weight made him somewhat of a star at the hospital.
He said: “People kept asking if they could come and look at him, because they’d never seen such a big baby.”
A spokesman form the Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust said: “Finley is certainly one of the biggest babies we can recall being born at Dewsbury Hospital.
“We would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to Finley’s mum and dad and welcome him to the world.”