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A family from Lancashire in the U.K. is celebrating the birth of a healthy baby boy this week and they have double the reason to celebrate — this baby weighed 12 pounds, twice the weight of a typical newborn.
Yes, you read that correctly. New mom Paula Brown endured a six-hour labor at the Blackburn Birthing Centre and was shocked to find her son weighed in at a massive 12 pounds. The family very quickly had to rethink the newborn sized clothes they had purchased for "little" Theo John James Brown.
The new father, Gareth Brown, told The Sun: "We were all making guesses at what weight the baby would come in, but nobody was expecting that. It was strange, most of the babies there were tiny, and Theo was huge. They said it was the biggest baby out of the last 4,500. Everybody is doing fine now, Theo is home and well. He's absolutely brilliant."
Supermom Paula said the birth was "not pleasant and it was hard work and tiring." Ah, yeah — we don't doubt that for one second.
But of course, she confirms that Theo was worth every second of it. In June, a roughly 14-pound baby was born in South Carolina.
Baby Colin managed to set a new record for the hospital — with Colin weighing in at 14.5 pounds. He's the biggest baby ever born at Lexington Medical Center.
Somebody better be getting all these amazing new moms a drink.
This post was written by Holly Royce. For more, check out our sister site Now to Love.