Salute The Womb: Woman Gives Birth To 13 Pound Baby
It’s time to pay homage to another amazing womb. Cynthia Sigler, of Vista, California gave birth to a 13 pound baby boy on March 8 via cesarean section, of course.
On Friday, newborn Jayden Sigler cut quite a profile in the neonatal intensive care unit at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, where he was born at 10:44 a.m. Thursday. Low blood sugar at the time of birth put him temporarily in the neonatal ICU, normally the domain of tiny babies who weigh less than 5 pounds.
Sigler said doctors estimated two months ago that Jayden would weigh about 9 pounds at birth. On March 6, a new estimate jumped to 11 pounds. But no one thought he would graze the underside of 14 pounds.
Sigler said it took a photo of the scale readout to convince her cousin that the birth weight wasn’t some sort of joke.
Jayden’s birth weight is almost twice as large as that of his sister, Jailyn, who is now 2 1/2 years old. She was 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth.
Jayden’s size has rendered useless most of the baby clothes in the Sigler household.
“My sister took back the newborn and zero to 2 months clothes yesterday,” Sigler said Friday.