A New York mother set a record in a northern state hospital after giving birth to a baby weighing almost the weight of a bowling ball.
Joy Buckley of Corning gave birth to Harper Buckley, a 15-pound baby, on Tuesday.
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"I had the impression of being hit by two tractor-trailers," Joy told the New York Post on Monday. "It was pretty violent. She got stuck under my ribcage.
The newborn was the largest baby born at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, WETM reported, citing records dating back 30 years.
She told the press that she "knew she was going to be fat, but I was not expecting a 15-pound baby".
Harper was brought to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after his birthday so that doctors could monitor his sugar and oxygen levels.
While Harper was born at just over 15 pounds, more than 8.8 pounds at birth is considered high, according to MedlinePlus. Babies with high weights "are often fat because their parents are fat or their mothers are diabetic during pregnancy."
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Joy and her husband were a little surprised by the baby, who said she had less than a 15% chance of getting pregnant.
The couple tried to get pregnant for seven years before giving up and deciding to adopt a child. Then, in May 2016, Joy discovered that she was pregnant. She gave birth to an 11-pound boy.
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"What I always wanted to do in my life, was to be a mother," Joy told the news channel. "Discovering the first time was a joy, and the second time, I thought," I'm going to be a mom for three kids now, see? "It's something I've always wanted to do."
Joy told the post that she was recovering from childbirth. "I'm moving and I can walk now. I am so relieved to have finished thinking that [physical] pressure, "and joked that his daughter" may end up with a linebacker construction just like me. "