South Carolina Mother Gives Birth To 14-Pound Baby

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Although a couple in South Carolina were expecting their 3rd child to be big – they were in for the surprise of their lives when their new baby turned out to weigh a whopping 14 pounds.

Cindy Richmond gave birth to Colin, a 14 pound, 4 ounces newborn boy, at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington.

The average newborn weighs between 6 and 9 pounds.

“We were just like WHAT?!” Donna Hinton, Clinical Coordinator for Labor and Delivery at the hospital, told FOX Carolina. “What did you say? Weigh that baby again!”

Colin, who was born via cesarean section, set the record for the biggest baby born in the medical center’s history.

Taking into consideration the sizes of their older children at birth — 7 pound, 6 ounces and 9 pound, 8 ounces, the parents were expecting a big baby — but they weren’t expecting him to be this big.

“My vote was 12 pounds,” said Cindy. “I wasn’t thinking 14.”

Colin is already wearing clothing sized 3-6 months.

“I went down to the gift shop because I wanted to find him something that he’d be able to fit into,” Arthur Keisler, Colin’s father said. “They’re like ‘Hey how can I help you today?’ I was like: ‘Well I’m here to find something my son can fit into’… and they said ‘Oh! Is he a preemie?’ I was like: ‘No, he’s kind of the biggest baby ever born here.’”

According to the Guinness World Records, the largest baby on record was born in 1879 – weighing 22 pounds.

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