Doctors and this mother of three were all shocked when baby Valentino Corsetti was born in California last month. Kelly Corsetti and her husband Scott have already had two children, and wanted a natural birth for their third child. They already knew their new addition to the family would be big, but what came out of her shocked and delighted doctors and the family.
Baby Valentino Corsetti was born at 13 pounds 11 ounces, one of the biggest babies doctors in California had ever seen. The mother was a pro though, she gave birth in just two hours to the healthy baby boy.
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“When we put him on the scale and I saw the look on my sister-in-law’s face and she said 13 pounds 11 ounces, I was pretty shocked,” Kelly Corsetti told KPIX, according to the Daily Mail.
“My husband walked over to the scale with (my sister-in-law) and I just heard both of them laughing and going, ‘Oh my gosh, it can’t be. He can’t be that big,'” Corsetti told the Sacramento Bee. “They turned around and told me how much he weighed. I was shocked.”
Doctors say that at 13 pounds, Valentino weighs as much as the average three-month-old, but that he is completely healthy, as is his mother.
A spokesman for Sutter Health told the Sacramento Bee that Corsetti’s baby is like the largest baby ever born at the Sutter Davis hospital, and one of the largest ever born in the region.
Dr. William Gilbert, the regional medical director of Women’s Services for Sutter Davis, says that Valentino is above the 99th percentile of national birth weight and that he is the second largest newborn that he has seen in his 30 year career as a doctor.
According to Kelly’s sister-in-law, Tiffany Allen, the lead nurse at the hospital’s birthing center, says that the average weight of a newborn baby is between 6 to 8.5 pounds. She said that Valentino was the largest baby she’s seen in her 20 year career.