Joy Buckley and her husband, Norman, tried to have a baby for years after tying the knot in 2008.
Buckley suffers from polycystic ovarian syndrome, a disorder that can cause infertility, and was told she had about a 15 percent chance to conceive naturally, WETM reports.
The couple adopted a daughter but got a surprise in 2016 when Buckley became pregnant with a baby boy.
She gave birth to a healthy child, who weighed a staggering 11 pounds. And last year, Buckley became pregnant with a second “miracle baby.”
Now, she’s possibly beaten a state record for birthing the heaviest baby after welcoming her daughter last week.
On March 12, the mother gave birth to her daughter, Harper, via a planned c-section. The child weighed a whopping 15 pounds, five ounces. Buckley told WETM:
“I knew she was going to be big but I didn’t anticipate no 15-pound baby.”
The mom told the Washington Post she felt as though she’d been “hit by two tractor-trailers simultaneously” due to the bruising from delivery.
But Buckley couldn’t be happier, she said:
“I was in awe. Yes, she was big, but she was entirely perfect to me.”
The baby girl was the biggest ever born at the hospital and possibly in the state of New York. Harper was taken to the NICU to monitor her blood sugar levels but was otherwise healthy.
Buckley’s type 2 diabetes could have something to do with the child weighing over 9 pounds at birth, which is called fetal macrosomia, according to the Post.
The condition is commonly seen in women with diabetes because high insulin can contribute to a baby’s growth.
However, Buckley said she’s not worried about Harper’s size. She’s just happy to have her miracle baby, the mom said:
“I don’t care about the state record. I don’t care about the news articles. I care that I was given the opportunity to become a mom again.”
She and her husband hope that their story will help inspire other couples who struggle with infertility as they did.
It’s unclear if Harper is still in the NICU or if she has been able to go home.