From our friends over at the Endive, we learn the touching story of a most unusual birth:
After months of build-up and difficulty, a Washington, D.C., woman has given birth to a 798-pound baby boy, setting a new world record for its excess.
Anya Reed successfully gave birth in a grotesque public display where doctors from around the country argued about just how to deliver the baby and where to put all of his girth post-delivery.
Specialists from the country’s most respected clinics lent a hand to Reed in her nine-month effort to craft what will prove to be the most difficult baby to maintain and feed.
“It cost us thousands and thousands of dollars to have this baby,” said Reed, “But it was worth it. Our little boy is big enough to hold this entire country on his back.”
Controversy quickly followed the birth when it was discovered that Reed, a single mother, lacked the funds to pay for all the doctors who helped her conceive this baby and had no income to care for it in the long term.