A mother in England was left astonished after giving birth to a baby boy measuring two feet tall and weighing a whopping 12 pounds 9 ounces (5.7 kg). He was so big that he didn’t even fit on the weighing scales.
Amy, 27, and her husband Zac Smit, 28, from the Buckinghamshire village of Cheddington, were shocked when they first laid eyes on their son Zagrys, also known as Zeik.
The mother of two, who underwent a C-section because of Zeik’s size, said: “He was so big that it took two people to lift him out.
“There were all these really small ladies around me, and I heard one of them saying, ‘I need some help, he’s enormous.'”
When the midwives lifted Ziek above the screen for Amy and Zac to see, Amy was in absolute disbelief looking at him.
“We knew he was going to be a tall baby because all the scans showed he was quite long, and both Zac and I are around the six-foot mark,” Amy said. “But we had no idea he would be that big.”
Ziek, who was born on March 25, didn’t even fit the scales when they wanted to weigh him. His mom says that they had to create a makeshift plank just to balance him as he was so long and wide.
Amy said she had bought clothes that would fit a 3-month-old baby as they expected him to be tall, but after Zeik was born, she had to ask her husband to go buy clothes for a 6-month-old baby as none of the previous clothes fit Zeik.
Amy and Zac’s first daughter, Lola, who was born in September 2018, was also a big baby and weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces (4.14 kg).
However, the mother was struck by how different her appetite was in both pregnancies.
While expecting Zeik, Amy lost her appetite and just went off food.
“I never fancied any meals, I couldn’t eat meat or anything,” Amy said. “During my first pregnancy with Lola, I was snacking all day long, I couldn’t stop eating.”
Now, however, she can’t help but imagine how much bigger Ziek would have been if she had of eaten a lot more.
Ziek, who is now 2 months old, weighs 14 pounds 12 ounces (6.7 kg) and is a happy, smiley baby, according to his mother.
His older sister is besotted with him and always wants to be with him and give him cuddles, calling him “my baby.”
Amy says her husband jokes around, saying that Zeik is going to be a rugby player. “He’s South African so he’s really into his rugby, and with Zeik’s size, he’s already calling him our little rugby player,” Amy said.
Despite Zeik’s huge size, though, he hasn’t won the title of United Kingdom’s biggest baby, which is currently held by George Joseph King who was born in February 2013 at Gloucester Royal Infirmary weighing a staggering 15 pounds 7 ounces (7 kg).
Epoch Times Staff contributed to this report