A northern Kentucky woman believes she is the smallest woman who ever gave birth to such a large baby. Stacey Herald, 33, gave birth five weeks ago to an 18-inch daughter who is not much smaller than her mother.â€œI’m 28 1/2 inches, head to heel,â€ said Herald, who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta.
Heraldâ€™s 16-month-old daughter, Katira, also suffers from the genetic disorder that causes bones to break easily, but her youngest daughter, Makaia, is expected to grow to average height.
â€œ’Yesterday I was five weeks old, (and) I’m already over half as big as my mommy,â€™â€ said Herald, changing her infant daughterâ€™s diaper.
Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records are investigating Heraldâ€™s claim as she savors the joys of motherhood with her husband, Wil Herald, who is studying to become a minister.