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Woman Who Had No Idea She Was Pregnant Until 35 Weeks Delivers 14-Pound Baby

One of the largest ever born in the state

This photo provided by the St. Joseph's Womens Hospital shows Avery Denton, the 14.1-pound baby born at the hospital in Tampa on Jan. 29, 2015. The hospital says the infant is the heaviest born at the hospital, and one of the largest born in the state. After 18 hours of labor, Ford naturally delivered Avery, who remains in neonatal intensive care but is expected to go hoe soon. (AP Photo/St. Joseph's Womens Hospital)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who delivered a 14.1-pound baby says she didn't know she was pregnant until her third trimester.

Officials at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital in Tampa say Maxxzandra Ford delivered her son, Avery, on Jan. 29. They say the infant is the heaviest born at the hospital, and one of the largest-ever born in the state.

This photo provided by the St. Joseph's Womens Hospital shows Avery Denton, the 14.1-pound baby born at the hospital in Tampa on Jan. 29, 2015. The hospital says the infant is the heaviest born at the hospital, and one of the largest born in the state. After 18 hours of labor, Ford naturally delivered Avery, who remains in neonatal intensive care but is expected to go home soon. (AP Photo/St. Joseph's Womens Hospital)

This photo provided by the St. Joseph's Womens Hospital shows Avery Denton, the 14.1-pound baby born at the hospital in Tampa on Jan. 29, 2015. The hospital says the infant is the heaviest born at the hospital, and one of the largest born in the state. After 18 hours of labor, Ford naturally delivered Avery, who remains in neonatal intensive care but is expected to go home soon. (AP Photo/St. Joseph's Womens Hospital)

Ford tells television stations WFLA and WFTS that after rapidly gaining weight last fall, doctors confirmed she was 35 weeks into her pregnancy. Ford said she initially thought she was having twins.

After 18 hours of labor, Ford naturally delivered Avery, who remains in neonatal intensive care but is expected to go home soon.

Ford, who also has a 1-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter, says she "just melted" when she finally held Avery.

WFLA News Channel 8

Editors note: Story by the Associated Press; curated by Jon Street.

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