An Arizona woman suffered nearly 20 miscarriages before giving birth to a massive 14-pound baby
· · Oct 20, 2021 ·

A miscarriage is a terrible thing for any family to experience. One mom in Arizona suffered nearly 20 of them—and yet somehow she found the strength and grace to keep trying.

Well, God bless her, it paid off:

After 19 heart-rending miscarriages, Cary and Tim Patonai welcomed their son Finnley, who weighed in at 14 pounds, 1 ounce – twice the size of an average newborn.

"Finnley was a little celebrity at the hospital. Everyone wanted a selfie with him," Cary, 36, told TODAY. "The OB-GYN who performed the C-section said that in 27 years he had never seen a newborn that size. There was so much excitement in the delivery."

Had Finnley, who also is tall as a baby at 23.75 inches, arrived two weeks later on his due date, doctors told the Arizona couple, he could have weighed 16½ pounds...

Yeah uh, 14 pounds is big. Big big. Like spit-your-hospital-caffeteria-coffee-out-when-you-hear-it big.

Still, big babies are apparently a family tradition for the Patonais:

The Patonais share two other sons Devlen, 10, and Everett, 2, who both were nowhere near the size of Finnley. Devlen was 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and Everett was 11 pounds, 11 ounces – still a large size.

Yeah not sure what's in the water supply in Arizona but it makes some really massive newborns.


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