People mistook me for carrying twins due to my large baby bump, and my newborn wore clothes meant for a six-month-old.
A mother whose baby bump was so large people thought she was having twins gave 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡 to a girl so big she fitted into clothing for a six-month-old.
Jodie Baines, 25, from Chorley, Lancashire, and her partner Alex Taylor, 24, welcomed baby Aria Taylor at 12.31am on August 6, and she tipped the scales at a massive 11lbs 9oz.
The care worker knew she was going to have a bigger baby because she could hardly get out of bed as her bump was so big.
Aria was pictured at 2 days old cuddling her mother Jodie, the tot was so big she didn’t fit in her newborn baby grows
She started showing at just 10 weeks but her round belly looked like she was actually much further along at about 20 weeks.
The mum-of-two endured 25 hours of labour and when she finally gave 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡, Aria was so big she couldn’t fit into newborn baby clothes and went straight into outfits for six-month-olds.
Jodie said: ‘She did look big and was very heavy when she was born. People said it looked like I was carrying a six-month-old baby around but she was a newborn.
Jodie Baines, 25, from Chorley, Lancashire’s, baby bump was so large people thought she was having twins and she gave 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡 to a girl so big she fitted into clothing for a six-month-old (Jodie at 42 weeks pregnant)
Baby Aria Taylor was born at 12.31am on August 6, and she tipped the scales at a massive 11lbs 9oz
Jodie was pictured at 28 weeks pregnant with her daughter Aria, while holding her son Theo
Jodie already had a big baby bump at just 12 weeks pregnant with her daughter Aria so she knew she would have a big baby
Jodie (left) and her partner Alex Taylor, 24, (right) welcomed baby Aria Taylor (centre) in August and they already have Theo (far right)
‘We put her on the scales and saw her weight and were like wow. My son Theo was a big baby too at 8lbs 6oz.
‘At 10 weeks I looked about 20 weeks along. But she’s the easiest baby – she’s a dream. It’s not like having a newborn at all.
She continued: ‘At 32 weeks they measured my belly and told me I was measuring three weeks ahead.
‘But at the scan they said Aria was measuring ok and not big. I looked like I was about to pop.
Now Aria, who is four months old, wears six to nine-month-old clothes, and she’s fitting right in
Newborn baby Aria Taylor meeting her brother Theo for the first time when they took her home from the hospital
‘I was in so much pain by 36 weeks and could feel how big she was. I could see her moving.
‘I couldn’t get out of bed in the end. Now I look back I don’t know how I managed to carry her or 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡 her naturally.’
Jodie had to wait until 42 weeks before doctors decided to induce her and she had a 25-hour labour before giving 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡 at royal Preston Hospital, Preston.
She said: ‘Her head got stuck but I managed to push her out in 15 minutes, I didn’t really realise how big she was until they weighed her.
She said: ‘I did realise she was heavy as you’d get a dead arm after five minutes of holding her.’
Aria was pictured with grandma Shirell the day she was born at royal Preston Hospital, Preston
Aria is a happy healthy baby and her mum said she is the ‘easiest baby’ as she sleeps for seven hours a night
odie had to stay in hospital for a week after the 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡 due to blood loss during labour.
‘People thought I was carrying around a six-month-old, but she’s the easiest baby. She sleeps for seven hours.
‘Zero to three-month-old clothes were too small for her so she went straight into three to six months.
‘Now six to nine-month clothes fit her perfectly. She gets a hell of a lot of attention because people think she’s pretty,’ Jodie said.
‘As a baby, they’d come up and say ‘she’s chunky isn’t she, she’s a dream.’
Now Aria, who is four months old, wears six to nine-month-old clothes, and she’s fitting right in with her brother, Theo, now two, who weighed 8lbs 6oz when he was born.