14.5-lb. baby born at Mass. hospital, biggest in 12 years
A mother gives birth to the biggest baby born at Massachusetts General Hospital in more than a decade, WCVB reports. 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," mom Caroline Ruscak says.
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."