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Florida mom delivers 14-pound baby

Mom says was unaware about her pregnancy till third trimester.

By: Associated Press | Tampa | Updated: February 7, 2015 10:36:19 pm
florida baby, 14.1 pound baby, Florida mom, international news This photo provided by the St. Joseph’s Womens Hospital shows Avery Denton, the 14.1-pound baby born at the hospital in Tampa on January 29, 2015. (Source: AP )

A Florida woman who delivered a 14.1-pound (6.4-kilogram) baby says she didn’t know she was pregnant until her third trimester.

Officials at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa Bay say Maxxzandra Ford delivered her son, Avery, on January 29. They say the infant is the heaviest born at the hospital, and one of the largest-ever born in the state.

This photo provided by the St. Joseph's Womens Hospital shows, clockwise, Maxxzandra the baby's father Ford Allen Denton and Avery Denton, the 14.1-pound baby born at the hospital in Tampa on Jan. 29, 2015. The hospital says the infant is the heaviest born at the hospital, and one of the largest born in the state. After 18 hours of labor, Ford naturally delivered Avery, who remains in neonatal intensive care but is expected to go home soon. (AP This photo provided by the St. Joseph’s Womens Hospital shows, clockwise, Maxxzandra the baby’s father Ford Allen Denton and Avery Denton, the 14.1-pound baby born at the hospital in Tampa on Jan. 29, 2015. (Source: AP)

Ford told television stations WFLA and WFTS that after rapidly gaining weight last fall, doctors confirmed she was 35 weeks into her pregnancy. Ford said she initially thought she was having twins.

After 18 hours of labor, Ford naturally delivered Avery, who remains in neonatal intensive care but is expected to go home soon.

Ford, who also has a 1-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter, says she “just melted” when she finally held Avery.

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