First baby Sarah Dines, son of Montague, is now 11 months old and weighs 13 kg. As a newborn, Monty weighed a massive 5 kg, as an average three-month-old baby. He immediately started wearing clothes for toddlers, and now he wears clothes for children aged two to three.
Teacher Sarah initially wanted a water birth at her home in Broadstone, Dorset, without ᴘᴀɪɴ relief, but eventually had to have a C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, in part because of the size of her baby.
The astonished 35-year-old said, “He was so big when he was born that he looked ridiculous. When the doctor pulled him out, everyone laughed, and at first I didn’t know why.”
“One of them said he was ready for school already, and the little towel they wrapped him in just didn’t fit,” Monty’s mom said. None of the clothes Sarah bought for Monty fit when he was born. She added, “Even the hat they gave him at the hospital was too small.”
“My sister had to run and buy me diapers because none of the ones we had suited him. As he got older, he got bigger and bigger. He was always in bigger clothes than he should have been for his age. He wears clothes for a 2-3-year-old child,” Sara explained.
None of Sarah’s doctors can explain why Monty was born so big. Sarah said, “After he was born, we were both tested for ɢᴇsᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ᴅɪᴀʙᴇᴛᴇs many times, but he was never positive.”
“I am 180 cm tall and my husband Elliot, is 183 cm tall, so we will never have a small baby. None of us were particularly big when we were born. I think I’m just going to have big babies,” mom Sara said.
Sarah felt she had a big baby, but doctors predicted Monty would weigh 3 pounds. She said, “All the ultrasounds were normal, so I was ready to give birth at home.”
She then added, “At first I just wanted to have a birth in water and I thought it would be my own form of pain relief. Monty was 10 days late, so there was a point when the doctor was talking about a planned C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.
Sarah eventually had to go to the hospital for an emergency C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. She said, “My water ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ in the morning, I had a lot of labor that evening, but I didn’t open at all.”
“The ᴘᴀɪɴ became so sᴇᴠᴇʀᴇ that we eventually had to go to the hospital. I didn’t want to be induced, and we talked about the planned C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ because it was so late, we even did all the paperwork. That was useful in the end because we had to go for an emergency C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, we filled out all the forms,” she concluded.