A mom whose belly was so big people thought she was having twins has given birth to a baby boy who weighs 11 pounds.
Jade Bayer, 33, gave birth to Ronny-Jay Fewtrell at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on April 5, weighing about the same as a bowling ball.
Midwives said he was the biggest baby they’ve ever had and even had to check his weight.
Jade said her son was so big he couldn’t fit in newborn baby clothes and immediately went into outfits for kids aged three to six months.
Ronny-Jay, pictured after birth. Jade explained that her baby pump was so big during pregnancy that people thought she was expecting twins. She was in so much pain by the end of the term that she asked to be induced
Mother of four Jade Bayer gave birth to her son Ronny-Jay Fewtrell at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on April 5. Weighing in at 11lbs 5.5oz, Ronny-Hay is one of the UK’s largest newborns
During her pregnancy, Jade said her baby bump was bigger than when she gave birth to twins.
And she already had to stop breastfeeding because she couldn’t meet the demands of her baby, who is now 12 weeks old.
Jade said, “We had a hunch from the start that Ronny would grow up. I was big right away, I couldn’t hide my pregnancy from the start.
“A lot of people joked that it was twins again because I wore bigger with Ronny than I did with the twins.
“When he was born we had to ask to check the weight because it was 5,000 grams and we didn’t know how much that was.
“By the time they converted it, even the midwives were shocked and checked it again on the card they had.
Ronny-Jay, pictured, is one of the UK’s biggest babies. Jade said he would be her last child as her babies kept getting bigger from one pregnancy to the next
Newborn Ronnie next to his nephew Doffy, who is almost two. Midwives were so shocked by Ronny-Jay’s birth weight, they checked it twice
“One of them said he’s the biggest baby that’s been on the scale. The midwives laughed and said his umbilical cord was like a tow rope.
“He went completely off the growth charts where they listed estimated weight and height — I think he was about the size of a four-month-old baby.
“It didn’t fit into the baby clothes for newborns or babies aged 0-3 months, it went straight into the three to six months.”
Ronny-Jay was originally due on April 9 and Jade was scheduled to be induced on April 1 due to his size.
She added: “The hospital was too full and they couldn’t induct me that day, so they said I’d be on the .
“Then nothing happened, so they tried to initiate me for the second time and at that time 20 women were standing in front of me.
“But then my waters broke and I had to give birth urgently, so he was born four days before his due date.
Ronny-Jay in his hospital bed. Jade was in labor for 16 hours. She got an epidural and went through a natural birth
The mother of four revealed she had to be induced twice to give birth to Ronny-Jay, now pictured, adding that he was ‘stuck’ in her womb due to her size
“I was in labor for a total of 16 hours and he got stuck, as you can imagine from his size.
‘They had to increase the hormones in the IV, but I wanted a cesarean section because I had been in labor for so long and I was tired.
“We were there within minutes when the midwife said, ‘before you do that, you’ve been through a lot, would you like to try an epidural?’
“So I did and he came about half an hour after they gave me the elevated hormone, it was quite a relief.
“When they weighed him, I realized what had held it all up.
“I had pethidine, gas and air and then the epidural, so I was awake and we went for a natural delivery.
“They estimated him at 10lbs 6oz so they knew he was going to be big but his dad weighed 10lbs 4oz and I previously had twins who were also a good weight.”
Jade’s nine year old twins Vinny and Shilo weighed 7lbs 10z and 7lbs 6oz while Analise, 14, was born weighing 9lbs 13.5oz.
Jade added: ‘I was in so much pain towards the end of the pregnancy that I had to beg the consultant to be induced because I was physically unable to move or breathe.
“I’ve had big babies before, but I could tell Ronny was different.”
Jade, who lives with partner Scott Fewtrell, 29, a laborer, said Ronny would likely be their last child.
Full-time mom Jade added: “Looks like they’re getting bigger and bigger and four is enough for everyone.
Britain’s biggest baby ever ooit
While Emilia’s birth weight is impressive, she’s nowhere near the record for the largest baby born in Britain.
The heaviest baby ever born in the UK was Guy Carr, 15lbs 8oz, of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, who was welcomed via caesarean section in 1992.
George Joseph King, who arrived on February 11 in 2013, is considered the largest baby born naturally in Britain.
He weighed a whopping 15lb 7oz (more than double the average newborn weight of 7lb 8oz) when he was born at Gloucester Royal Infirmary.
George’s mother Jade Packer, then 21, who had gas, air and a last-minute epidural, described the delivery as “horribly traumatic.”
In December 2017, Brodey Young became the heaviest baby born in a hospital in a decade, weighing nearly 13 pounds.
He weighed 12lb 130z – almost the same as a bowling bowl, beautiful midwives and doctors at the Blueberry Ward in Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby – and his mother Sheralyn Wilcock, of Cleethorpes.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest baby ever born was the son of Canadian giantess Anna Bates (née Swan) who gave birth on January 19, 1879, at her home in Seville, Ohio.
Her not so little boy weighed 22 pounds (9.98 kg) and measures 71.12 centimeters (28 in). The baby, who was not officially named but was simply referred to as “Babe,” sadly died 11 hours later.
‘I’ve done my part for the people and when they get bigger you’re looking at a stone baby.
“He’s doing really well now, I haven’t been able to weigh him lately because it’s hard to get a spot in the clinics.
“Now people can see him, though, and a lot of them say he’s a big and very heavy baby.
“But he’s so relaxed, so happy, very content and I sleep well with him.
“As for milk food, I had to put him on the hungry baby food right away because he was constantly hungry and not satiated enough.
‘In the beginning I was breastfeeding, but I couldn’t produce as much as he demanded.
“Then we went together and I could only breastfeed for three weeks, it was just too much strain.
“He wanted to feed all the time, so the midwives advised me to switch to bottle feeding altogether because I just couldn’t produce what he needed.”
Jade said she received “phenomenal care” from the moment she arrived at Worcestershire Royal Hospital to the moment she left.
Scott was allowed to visit at certain times and when Jade’s water broke, he could stay with her for the delivery.
Jade said, “He was very shocked and taken back by the whole thing, although we were expecting a big baby, but neither of us expected this.
‘I was quite shocked to learn that he could be one of Britain’s largest babies, but the midwife did say he was the largest ever on her scale.
“He’s all right now and gets along well with his siblings, they adore him.
“I can’t thank the midwives enough for their continued support and working with me and the baby during my traumatic delivery.”