Emma and Daniel Millar welcomed Remi Frances Millar, their 13 lb “mini sumo wrestler” baby girl. two weeks early at Wollongong Hospital, south of Sydney, via emergency caesarian, says Brendan McFadden of British newspaper Mirror. Emma, 27, had gestational diabetes and doctors informed her that she would be giving birth to a “larger than average baby.” Even so, Emma was stunned at her baby daughter’s supersize weight.
Remi was born healthy. However, she isn’t the first large baby to be born to the Millar family. In fact, Emma and Daniel’s two-year-old daughter Willow weighed 12.2 lb. Their eldest son, Ace, 4, was also born with above-average weight, but none of them were nearly as heavy as Remi, reports Ruairi Scott Byrne of Buzz.ie, a news media outlet in Ireland.
|Emma and Daniel Millar / Photo Credit: Today (via Mirror)|
Pertaining to their second daughter, Emma notes, “She's like a mini sumo wrestler. Our other children just adore Remi, who is really healthy and content and just thriving.” Remi’s weight was at 8.81 lb when Emma was 35 weeks pregnant, as shown in an ultrasound. The couple did not expect their child to grow any larger. The mother-of-three adds, “At 35 weeks an ultrasound revealed she was about 4 kg but we didn't think she'd grow that much more.”
|Remi Frances Millar / Photo Credit: Today (via Mirror)|
Interestingly, the average weight of an Australian baby is at 7.27 lb. Moreover, 40% of Australian newborns “weigh more than 7.71 lb." In the couple’s case, Emma gave birth to Remi at 12.95 lb when she was 38 weeks and two days pregnant.
Hence, the Millar family’s baby girl is now the heaviest newborn at Wollongong Hospital, becoming “one of the 1.2% of newborns weighing more than 9.93 lb.” “When I've walked around with her there's always a crowd of people - midwives, other new parents and visitors - around her, asking about her size because she's so much bigger than all the other newborns,” Emma states.