Submitted by Grays Harbor Community Hospital
The average newborn baby weighs 7-1/2 pounds at birth, and even though Yessica Ortiz Delgado had birthed two children who were born well above the average, she didn’t expect her newest little guy to be quite so big.
On December 2nd at 8:21 a.m. at the Grays Harbor Community Hospital Family Birth Center, Dr. Nicholas Hallak (Hallak Medical Group) delivered her 14 pound 11 ounce baby boy, Francisco Leon Ortiz. He is the youngest of three children and takes the record in the family for the largest birth weight; Yessica’s other two children were around 12 pounds each at birth.
The Birth Center at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, under the direction of Barbara Connett, delivers over 500 babies per year. “We deliver babies of all sizes, but it is not every day that we deliver and care for a baby as large as Francisco,” Connett says.
The new mother explained that she had expected a large baby, perhaps even close to the size of her other children, but she was surprised when young Francisco weighed in at nearly 15 pounds. The baby’s father, Francisco Leon Diaz, had to run out and buy new clothes for their son since the clothes they brought were for an average sized newborn.
Both mom and baby are doing well and Francisco is alert. The family will return to their home in Raymond very soon.