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Rural Valley woman gives birth to girl weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces

| Saturday, July 13, 2013, 12:15 p.m.

Michelle Cessna knew her baby was going to be big, but she didn't realize how big.

Addyson Gale Cessna was born by C-section on Thursday morning at ACMH Hospital, weighing in at a whopping 13 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 25 inches.

Her mother, 37, of Rural Valley, said she and her husband, Mark, were told by doctors during the pregnancy that Addyson would likely come in at about 10 or 11 pounds.

“We have two sons — J.J. is 3 and Ryan is 2 — and they both were about 10 pounds when they were born,” Cessna said. “So we figured she'd be right about the same size.”

But when she first saw her daughter in the delivery room, Cessna immediately realized Addyson was born much larger than her sons were.

“I think I'm still in shock,” she said and laughed. “I don't think either of the doctors had ever delivered a baby this size.”

A spokesperson for ACMH said the hospital doesn't save that information and couldn't confirm whether or not the baby was record size.

Either way, Addyson is a big deal.

“She seems to be a celebrity all of a sudden,” Cessna said. “My little chunky monkey.”

Both mother and daughter are reportedly in good health and are expected to be released from the hospital on Saturday.

Tim Karan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303 or tkaran@tribweb.com.

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