Mom: ‘It looked like they pulled a toddler out of my belly’

Baby Carleigh at her 3-week checkup. Photo: CNN

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman says she knew her stomach was undeniably huge as she approached the end of her pregnancy.

But Christine Corbitt didn’t know how big until Carleigh Brooke Corbitt arrived via C-section on May 15, weighing in at 13 pounds, 5 ounces (6 kilograms).

Corbitt tells Action News Jax that she heard laughter as the doctor was delivering the baby in Orange Park, adding it “looked like they pulled a toddler out of my belly.”

Husband Larry Corbitt says the diapers they had on hand don’t fit baby Carleigh. He says she’s already in size 3 diapers.

He says the baby’s due date wasn’t until May 20 or 21, so she would have been even bigger had she not arrived early.

Doctors said because of gestational diabetes, they knew baby Carleigh would be a little bit bigger – but they had no idea she’d be that big.

Christine Corbitt was surprised too.

“I’ve had 9- and 10-pound babies and I figured maybe she’d be 10 pounds. I’d have another 10-pound baby – but she was a surprise,” Corbitt said.

The parents say their baby girl is “gorgeous.”