WHEN Breanna Sykes went into labour, doctors told her the baby would be big - but they had no idea just how big until the 5.9kg infant arrived.
“It was a very big surprise,” the Carramar mum told PerthNow from her hospital bed at Joondalup Health Campus. “The doctor would not induce me (at first) but then measured me on the table and said he thought my baby would be about eight or nine pounds.
“My waters broke, and I was fully dilated, but the pain was too much.
“I was having an anxiety attack so they had to put me under anaesthetic.
“When I woke up they told me I had a 13.2 pound (5.9kg) baby.”
Not so little Ziad Kadic was born via caesarean section just after 7.15pm on Saturday weighing in at 5.9kg and measuring 57cm, which is longer than a loaf of bread.
His size was not just a shock for proud mum Breanna, but also for the medical staff at the hospital.
While nothing has been confirmed, Ziad could be the biggest baby born in WA, possibly Australia.
“I have had 15 doctors come visit me when they found out how big he was,” Breanna explained. “Most have said he was the biggest newborn they have ever seen.
“One of the doctors said to me he’s the biggest baby he has seen in his 15 years as a doctor.
“(My partner) is very excited, he is out celebrating. And my family are just shell shocked. They just can’t believe how big he is.”
So were doctors able to shed light on why he was so big?
“The doctors said it could be genetics,” she said. “They have done all these tests and all the blood work, he’s perfectly healthy.
“He’s just so chunky, beautiful, very chubby, cuddly and sleepy.”
And what is Breanna planning for Mother’s Day?
“I think I might just stay at home.”
A Joondalup Health Campus spokeswoman said the hospital was pleased it was able to successfully deliver baby Ziad.