Mom’s 11lb 8oz baby went straight into toddler clothes

Sarah Dines gave birth to her first baby, Montague, who weighed 11 pounds and 8 ounces. (Respond)

A mum has given birth to a baby weighing 11 pounds 8 ounces, which is about the average size of a two- or three-month-old child.

When Sarah Dines, 35, from Broadstone, Dorset, welcomed her first baby, Montague, now 11 months old, he went straight to toddler clothes and now carries items for children aged two to three.

The teacher had initially hoped to have a water birth at home with no pain relief, but instead had to deliver Montague by C-section, in part because of the newborn’s size.

“He was so big when he was born, he looked ridiculous,” says Dines.

“When the doctors took him out they were all laughing and I didn’t know why at first.

“One of them said he was ready for school, and the little towel they wrapped him in just didn’t fit.”

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Monty weighed an incredible 11 pounds 8 ounces at birth.  (Respond)

Monty weighed an incredible 11 pounds 8 ounces at birth. (Respond)

Dines says baby Montague was at the 99.9th percentile for height and 99.6th for weight, putting him up there with some of the greatest british newborns.

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Interestingly, none of the doctors could explain Monty’s unusually tall height.

“After he was, I was tested for gestational diabetes, but it never came back positive,” she says.

“I’m 5ft 9in and my husband Elliott, 41, is 6ft so we were never going to have a little baby.

“Neither of us were particularly tall when we were born, I think I just carry big babies.”

Sarah Dines with Monty as a newborn.  (Madeleine Jones Photography/Caters)

Sarah Dines with Monty as a newborn. (Madeleine Jones Photography/Caters)

Although Dines thought her pregnancy butt was rather large, doctors predicted that Monty would weigh around 8 pounds.

“All the scans were normal, so I was ready to go home to give birth,” she explains.

“I originally wanted to have a water birth and that was going to be my own form of pain relief.

“But Monty was 10 days late, so it got to the point where the doctor was talking about a planned c-section or provoking me.”

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Monty, 11 months, is now wearing clothes for a two or three year old.  (Respond)

Monty, 11 months, is now wearing clothes for a two or three year old. (Respond)

Ultimately Monty was delivered via an emergency caesarean section.

“My water broke in the morning and was in labor that night, but I hadn’t dilated at all,” Dines says.

“The pain got so bad that I asked for gas and air and then we finally had to go to the hospital.

“I didn’t want to be provoked, and we had talked about a scheduled caesarean because it was so late, we even did all the paperwork.

“It came in handy because we had to go to the emergency caesarean section, so we had already filled out all the forms.”

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Monty was on the 99.9 percentile when he was born, pictured now.  (Respond)

Monty was on the 99.9 percentile when he was born, pictured now. (Respond)

While the mum-to-be took plenty of clothes to the hospital with her, none of them actually fit the newborn after birth.

“Even the little beanie they gave her in the hospital was too small,” she says.

“My sister had to run and buy me nappies because none of the ones we had fit her either.

“As he got older he grew in size, he always wore clothes that were bigger than his age.

“He’s got a week off and he’s into stuff for a 2-3 year old.”

According to World Health Organization (WHO) datathe average weight of a baby at birth, boys and girls, is 7 lbs 8 oz.

Meanwhile, the average weight of a two-month-old baby (at the 50th percentile) is 11lbs 5oz and a baby girl is 10lbs 5oz, while a three-month-old baby weighs 13lbs 2oz and a 12 lb daughter.

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