Mom gives birth to record-breaking 15-pound baby: 'It was pretty violent'

A mom and her new bundle of joy are steadily recovering after quite the traumatic birth.

Joy Buckley, of Corning, upstate New York, has made headlines after delivering a 15-pound baby girl. The baby, later named Harper, measured 23 inches and is the largest baby Arnot Odgen Medical Center has ever seen. She may also be the biggest baby born in New York history, though the Buckleys are waiting on confirmation.

According to reports, Harper was born with a full head of hair and already weighs in at the size of a six month old. 

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Unsurprisingly, it was a rough birth for Joy, who already shares one biological son and one adopted daughter with her husband Norman. 

“I felt like I was hit by two tractor-trailers,” Buckley told The Post. “It was pretty violent. She got stuck under my ribcage.” To deliver Harper, it took three doctors, a C-section and a "medical vacuum." 

The couple told outlets that big births run in the family. Their son was born at 11 pounds by C-section, and the couple's families have seen babies born at a whopping 16 pounds. 

Harper is expected to be released from the hospital soon. Until then, she's being monitored in the NICU and is on an oxygen machine. 

Joked her mom, “She may end up with a linebacker build, just like me."

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AIDY

Thanks to SNL’s breakout star, this nickname for Aiden or Adele has class, sass and serious staying power.

COCO

Whether you’re channeling the classic (Chanel), the modern (Pixar’s latest blockbuster) or the Cox-Arquette, this one (a derivation of "cocoa") has good taste on lock.

GIGI

Just like its sister names Lulu, Mimi and Lula—this super-stylish mini moniker is simply irresistible.

KAI

Meaning “sea” in Hawaiian and “forgiveness” in Japanese, this unisex name was among the top 100 U.S. baby names last year and is up 11 points since 2016, according BabyCenter.

JASPER

Safer than Jagger, fresher than Jaden, the fifth most popular name of 2017, meaning “bringer of treasure,” continues to “rocket up the U.S. ranks,” according to Nameberry.

SAVANNAH

The Today host could use a hug, and possibly your child named in her honor. And since this is the 40th most popular girl’s name in the U.S., it’s both unique and uniquely recognizable.

GREY

Leave it to Molly Sims to make an eternally cool yet utterly refreshing choice.

LEVI

Conjuring classic denim and the children of both Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow, the 29th most popular name of 2017 is steadily climbing the charts.

RONAN

In Celtic it means a pledge, or a promise. In 2018 it means deserving of an Oscar—and a Pulitzer.

QUINN

Of Irish origin meaning “wise,” it works for both boys and girls, as either a first or a middle name. Pretty smart indeed.

BODHI

While Patrick Swayze’s Point Break surfer will always be the original Bodhi to us, Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder made waves when they gave this increasingly popular name to their baby daughter.

KENNEDY

Attention-grabbing and presidential, experts predict it will become one of the top five most popular baby names next year—for girls.

FINN

Predicted by some to be the number one name for boys in 2018, it didn’t even crack the top 100 last year.


 

AURORA

Ever since Rachel Bilson named her daughter Briar Rose, and Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz gave their son the middle name Mowgli, Disney names have been fair game. The experts at BabyGaga predict Sleeping Beauty’s given name—already the eighth most popular of 2017—will be a sleeper hit again next year.

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