Having a baby is a joyous occasion for all parents, but especially for mothers.
But imagine the surprise and astonishment of the parents when their baby arrives, weighing 13.5 pounds and looking more like a toddler than a newborn.
Christine and Larry Corbitt were delighted to learn the good news that they were going to be parents.
With already four children to take care of, they were excited to expand their family even more.
There was some uncertainty about whether the couple was expecting twins or triplets. It is not uncommon to have multiple babies at once.
After Natalie Suleman gave birth to a whole set of octuplets in the United States, she gained notoriety and was called “octomom” by the media.
They thought they might be having twins or triplets.
Christine, like many pregnant women, was aware that her belly was much larger than that of an average mother.
She experienced more growth than in her previous pregnancies. As the due date approached, her size increased dramatically.
When the time came to give birth to her daughter Carleigh Brooke Corbitt, she opted for a cesarean section as a natural birth seemed unlikely.
Her baby girl weighed a healthy 13.5 pounds (nearly 6 kilograms).
After news of Carleigh’s birth spread, journalists flocked to the hospital to speak with her parents.