27 September, 2007

17 pound baby girl born in Russia

schoolgirls in costume
Originally uploaded by wetbaloney
In case you haven't seen this story. Click here to read about baby Nadia. It shows a picture of a normal sized newborn lying beside her. Unbelievable!

Speaking of the photo, I also found it very interesting how the umbellical cord was done. Different than in the US, definitely.


Debbie said...

I saw that story. She's SO BIG. She joined a large family too.

jessy said...

Woah! When K was born he weighed in at 9 lb 4 0z, and the nurses kept saying, "You didn't have a baby...you had an adolescent." I kept thinking, "What is the big deal? He looks tiny to me" Till I tottered down the hall and saw him next to the other babies. He looked so big compared to the 6 and 7 pounders. But Nadia is GINORMOUS!! Maybe she had gestational diabetes and didn't know it.

Andrea said...

What a big girl! I can only imagine the shock of her parents. I can't say, however, that I thought much of the article's remark about the mother's contribution to Russia's declining population. It's one thing to report the size of the family, but I think the way they phrased it --that she'd done "more than her share"-- left a lot to be desired in the way of tact and objectivity.

Michael and Carrie said...

I also saw that story and was amazed!

I hope things are going well as you work on your dossier. I was so sad to read your post a few days ago. I can't imagine the emotions you are feeling. I pray that you are able to put together your new dossier quickly!

Esther said...

Do you think that baby is well?