Jade Bayer, whose bump was so enormous that some feared she was having twins, gave birth to Ronny-Jay Fewtrell on April 5 at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, weighing 11lbs 5.5oz, about the same as a bowling ball, according to the Daily Mail.
“I was quite shocked to learn he could be one of Britain’s biggest babies but the midwife did say he was the biggest ever on her scales,” the 33-year-old mother said.
He was the biggest baby the midwives had ever delivered, and they had to double-check his weight. “By the time they’d converted it even the midwives were shocked and checked it again on the chart they had,” the mother said.
“When he was born, we had to ask to double-check the weight because it was 5,000 grams, and we didn’t know how much that was,” she added.
The baby was too big for newborn baby clothes and had to switch to outfits for kids aged three to six months, Jade explained. “He didn’t fit in any of the newborn or 0-3 month baby clothes, he went straight into three to six months.”
Jade claimed that her baby bump was larger during her pregnancy than when she had twins. Therefore, many people joked that she was pregnant with twins again. “I was in that much pain towards the end of the pregnancy I kind of had to beg the consultant to be induced because I couldn’t physically move or breathe,” Jade added.
Because the mother could not keep up with her baby’s needs, who is now 12 weeks old, she has already had to stop breastfeeding. “Milk formula-wise I had to put him straight onto the hungry baby formula because he was constantly hungry and wasn’t satisfied enough.”
Ronny-Jay was supposed to be born on April 9; however, due to his size, Jade was scheduled to be induced on April 1. “I was in labour all together 16 hours and he actually got stuck as you can imagine due to his size,” the mother recalled.
“I had pethidine, gas and air and then the epidural, so I was awake and we went for a natural delivery,” Jade added.
Jade, who lives with her laborer partner Scott Fewtrell, 29, said Ronny would most likely be their last child. “By the looks of it, they keep getting bigger, and four is enough for anyone,” said full-time parent Jade.
“He’s absolutely fine now and gets on great with his siblings, they dote on him,” Jade said about her sons Vinny and Shilo, Jade’s nine-year-old twins, weighed 7lbs 10z and 7lbs 6oz, while Analise, 14, was born weighing 9lbs 13.5oz.