The dream of having a big family has finally turned into a reality for parents Cary and Tim Patonai who suffered the heartbreak of 19 miscarriages before welcoming baby number three.
“Two of the miscarriages were sets of twins,” Cary told USA TODAY. “It was was traumatic for the whole family, especially our oldest child (Devlen). Each loss would break his little heart.”
Before welcoming their second son, Cary went through 17 miscarriages. Then, after Everett was born, she suffered two more before sweet Finley came to their lives.
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But Finley wasn’t an ordinary baby. When doctors delivered him on October 4, he immediately turned sort of celebrity at the hospital. Everyone who heard of him was eager to see him and even take a selfie with him. If you wonder why, it’s because this cutie weighted whopping 14 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 23.75 inches long.
“The OB/GYN who performed the C-section said that in 27 years he had never seen a newborn that size. There was so much excitement in the delivery,” proud mom Cary told USA TODAY.
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The couple’s other children were also quite big when they were born so Cary said jokingly, “I’m used to carrying big babies, but this was on another level.” Speaking of her pregnancy, she added, “It got to the point where I could hardly move. It would take me 30 minutes to recover from taking a shower.”
“They got him on the scale like 14.1, I’ve never seen it that big, the doctor and one of the sweetest nurses there they were all taking selfies with us, they asked permission of course, but they were just so pumped,” the 36-year-old mother said, as reported by ABC15 Arizona.
At the moment, baby Finley is wearing clothes for 6 to 9 month old babies. He’s still quite big, but he’s very healthy.
Speaking of her older son, mom Cary said, “When he was born, he was my doctor’s top five, of the biggest and I was like, just you wait, I’m gonna get to the top of the list, totally joking two years ago, and then we accidentally did it.”
Despite all the heartbreaks the miscarriages brought, this family is now complete and happy!
For more on this family’s journey go to the video below.