15-pound arrival in New York sets hospital record

Posted at 4:38 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 06:38:57-04

(WETM) The biggest baby on record at Elmira, New York’s Arnot Odgen Medical Center was born this week to parents who thought they would never have a child of their own.

Joy Buckley, from Corning, gave birth this week to her 15-pound miracle baby girl, Harper Buckley.

It wasn’t always such a happy story. Just a few years ago, Joy and her husband were told by doctors they had less than a 15 percent chance of becoming pregnant. After trying for about seven years, the Buckley’s decided they would adopt instead.

Then in May 2016,  the couple welcomed their first child into the world, an 11-pound baby boy.  Harper was the couple’s second, much bigger child.

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