(WCVB/CNN) – A mother gives birth to the biggest baby born at Massachusetts General Hospital in more than a decade.
Baby Carisa has a good set of lungs and everything else is working fine, all 14.5 pounds of her. Just ask mom who delivered 24 hours ago.
“I heard the weight and I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It validated me because I was in a lot of pain when I was pregnant, so to hear the size, it made sense.”
She’s the biggest infant delivered at Mass. General Hospital in 12 years, likely the state’s largest this year.
“I took a picture of the scale just to document it because I couldn’t believe how big she was.”
That’s his snap, 6.5 kilograms equals about 14.5 pounds.
“And long too, 22 inches is long. That’s what we like, long and big. That’s what I am.”
“Her first baby was 10 and a half pounds, so we weren’t surprised. We were expecting a big baby, but we weren’t expecting one quite that big. The baby came out screaming and crying and it was a beautiful delivery.”
Diabetes not a problem for mom or baby who is the size of a traditional 6 month old. Mom now recovering from the C-section.
“We’re lucky that she’s healthy and things are going great so far.”
“I’ve been teased a lot so I’m a good sport, no problem with me; it’s all good, as long as they don’t say anything bad about my little girl.”