A mom from South Carolina gave birth to a baby boy weighing a massive fourteen pounds.
Colin came into the world at roughly double the size of the average newborn at 14lbs 4 oz.
He was the largest baby ever born at the 46-year-old Lexington Medical Center hospital and among the biggest in South Carolina.
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Colin Austin Keisler came into the world at a whopping 14.4 pounds
Staff at Lexington Medical Center in South Carolina, say Colin is the biggest baby the doctor ever delivered – and the biggest baby any of the staff can remember in the hospital’s history
‘We were just, like, what?!’ said Donna Hinton, Lexington Medical Center’s clinical coordinator for labor and delivery to WYFF4. ‘What did you say? Weigh that baby again!’
‘We knew it was going to be a big baby… but we were thinking 10-11 pounds. Then after the delivery, we were guessing 12, maybe 13. Then we had to get the scale in immediately and after that, we just went ecstatic. We haven’t seen a 14-pounder before,’ she said.
With such a head start, dad, Arthur Keisler, is already predicting his son will become a college and pro football player when he grows up.
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Mom, Cindy Richmond, 37, says that when her sone was born is was an ‘oh my God’ moment
The only problems during her pregnancy were ‘pressure and a lot of sleepless nights,’ Cindy said adding that neither she nor her husband could explain where her son’s weight came from
‘It was almost like you knew he was an instant celebrity,’ Arthur told media gathered outside the hospital he media throng. ‘The night before, we had the family do a guestimation of how big they thought the baby was going to be… nothing was anywhere close,’ Arthur told ABC.
Reporters and TV cameras surrounded little Colin as he continued to sleep through all the lights and chatter, oblivious to his celebrity status.
After his son was born, Arthur realized that none of the clothes they had put away for their infant would fit him so he went downstairs to the hospital’s gift shop.
Dad, Arthur Keisler went to the hospital gift shop to buy an outfit sized for a six-month-old
Colin is now back at home with his brother and sister. His brother, now 11, was 7lbs 6oz at birth. He is of average size now. Colin’s sister weighed 9lbs 8oz. She is tall for her age
Doctors told Cindy Richmond and Arthur Keisler that their soon-to-be newborn was going to be heavier than most babies. But nobody expected him to be this big
‘I’m here to trying to find something that my son can fit into… and they’re like, ‘oh is he a preemie?’ and I’m like, no, he’s kind of the biggest baby ever born here. And they immediately started being very helpful to find an outfit he’d fit into,’ Arthur said.
His wife, Cindy Richmond, 37, told reporters that said that when the baby was born it was an ‘oh my God’ moment.
She said the only problems during her pregnancy were ‘pressure and a lot of sleepless nights.’
‘My oldest son was about 7.6-lbs and my daughter was 9.8-lbs so they just kept on increase,’ said Cindy to WACH.
She is now taking three-month’s maternity leave from her job to rest and bond with her son.
The parents say are unable to determine how their son came to be so large as Arthur is adopted and never knew anything about his biological parents while Cindy said that her parents are slim.
The Charlotte Observer notes the heaviest baby to be born was a boy weighing 22lbs 8oz born in Aversa, Italy, in 1955, according to Guinness World Records.
Colin slept while his parents faced the bright lights of photographers and media interviews
Colin was was catching up on some sleep when the TV cameras visited the big guy