By Brian Day, Staff Writer, Los Angeles News Group
WHITTIER -- A new mother kicked of Memorial Day weekend in a big way Friday night when she have birth to a 13-pound, 10-ounce baby girl at Whittier Hospital Medical Center.
Kaelyn Hernandez was born to Yvette Hernandez of Bell Gardens and will soon be joining an older brother and sister at home.
"Mom and baby are resting comfortably in the hospital's (obstetrics) unit," Whittier Hospital Medical Center officials said Saturday in a written statement.
They were expected to go home Monday.
The girl is, "the largest baby born at the hospital that anyone can remember," according to the hospital statement.
Depsite Kaelyn's unusually large size, she was born a week early, her mother said.
During her first day of life, the baby was calm, she said. "She's quiet."
And Yvette added that she herself felt good following the delivery.
She was born via C-secion late Friday, hospital spokesman Jay Geer said.
Her weight at birth was "about double what a normal baby is," Geer said.
Hernandez said her first child weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces at birth, and her second weighed 10 pounds 10 ounces.
She added that she did not know she was expecting such a big baby.
"It was a surprise," she said.