Aussie mum gives birth to baby weighing a huge 5.88kg!
She called the bub a 'mini sumo wrestler'
By Kathryn Lewsey
October 14 2019
A mum was recently shocked when she gave birth to her baby who weighed a whopping 5.88kg!
Remi Frances Millar was born last Monday (7 October) in Sydney.
Her parents, Emma and Daniel Millar, were left stunned at their newborn bub’s hefty weight, especially as she wasn’t even born at full term.
Speaking to Illawarra Mercury, Emma said, ‘She’s like a mini sumo wrestler. I did expect to have a larger baby as I had gestational diabetes but not this big.’
Emma, who needed an emergency caesarean, added, ‘At 35 weeks an ultrasound revealed she was about 4kg (8.8lbs) but we didn’t think she’d grow that much more.’
Dad Daniel spoke about the attention their girl received during their stay at Wollongong Hospital, explaining, ‘When I’ve walked around with her there’s always a crowd of people – midwives, other new parents and visitors – around her, asking about her size because she’s so much bigger than all the other newborns.’
The bub’s parents even had to buy new clothes for Remi as the ones they had didn’t fit.
Emma is no stranger to giving birth to big babies, as her daughter Willow, two, and son Ace, four, weighed 5.5kg and 3.8kg respectively when born.
She’s been told by doctors to avoid carrying anything heavier than 6kg while she recovers.