After 19 Heartbreaking Miscarriages, Mom Gives Birth To “Snuggly And Healthy” 14-Pound Baby

After 19 Heartbreaking Miscarriages, Mom Gives Birth To “Snuggly And Healthy” 14-Pound Baby

The infant was born two weeks early and double the size of an average newborn.

An Arizona couple welcomed a BIG bundle of joy on Oct. 4 when their son Finnley was born two weeks early. The infant was double the size of an average newborn weighing 14 pounds, 1 ounce. He’s also tall, at nearly 24 inches. "The OB/GYN who performed the C-section said that in 27 years he had never seen a newborn that size," said mom Cary Patonai to TODAY. “Finnley was a little celebrity at the hospital. Everyone wanted a selfie with him,” she added. This is the 36-year-old's third child. She's also mom to sons Devlen, 10, and Everett, 2, who were born weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and 11 pounds, 11 ounces, respectively.



Finnley's birth was extra emotional to Cary and her husband Tim. Cary experienced 19 heartbreaking miscarriages, two of which she suffered between the birth of her second son and Finnley. "Two of the miscarriages were sets of twins," Cary revealed. "It was was traumatic for the whole family — especially our oldest child. Each loss would break his little heart." After all the pain and heartbreak the family has come through so much and are celebrating the newest member of their brood. "Our family is finally complete," the mom-of-three shared. "He's absolutely perfect."



Doctors claim that if the infant had arrived on his due date he would have weighed roughly 16.5 pounds. “I’m used to carrying big babies, but this was on another level,” Cary said. “It got to the point where I could hardly move. It would take me 30 minutes to recover from taking a shower.” Finnley is wearing size 2 diapers and clothing made for babies ages 6 to 9 months... He's just two weeks old! But for the family, that just means there's just more of him to love.  The elated mom describes her baby as “snuggly and healthy.” She also pointed out that he's a "great sleeper" and has a hearty appetite. “Typically, newborns are taking in about one to two ounces of milk,” she said. “Finnley is eating around four-and-a-half ounces.”



The mom admitted that she is used to welcoming "big babies" but she never expected to break her own record. “He’s gonna be a football player, get him in those pads,” said Tim, quoting a friend with a laugh.  "When [Everett] was born, he was my doctor's top five, of the biggest and I was like, just you wait, I'm gonna get to the top of the list, totally joking," Cary told ABC station KNXV. "And then we accidentally did it." She added that her son has become somewhat of a celebrity. "The doctor and one of the sweetest nurses there, they were all taking selfies with us, they asked permission of course, but they were just so pumped," the mom added in her interview with KNXV. If a baby needs to bag a Guinness World record, they'd have to be over 22 pounds!. According to the record, the heaviest baby to survive infancy belongs to a boy weighing 22 pounds, 8 ounces, who was born in Aversa, Italy, in 1955.