TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

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

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 1:31 a.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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Armstrong

  1. No one hurt when Indiana school bus hits pole in Shelocta
  2. RX Fit brings cross-training to Ford City
  3. New Dayton food pantry sees more people each week
  4. Manor appliance store owners retire after 45 years in family’s business
  5. Workers shaken by news Kittanning Foodland will close
  6. Apollo couple giving back with fundraiser for Armstrong cancer center
  7. Ford City explores beefing up code enforcement
  8. Kittanning razes condemned homes it bought at tax sale
  9. Online student monitoring made easier in Armstrong
  10. Erie woman charged second time in a week in Armstrong
  11. River tour offers views of Armstrong foliage
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.