George King is a big baby. How big? George was born 15 pounds, 7 ounces to a couple in England last month.
According to the BBC, Jade and Ryan welcomed George about 6 weeks ago at St. Michael’s Hospital in Bristol. Both parents, as well as doctors, were shocked at George’s size.
As you might expect, the birth wasn’t an easy one and after George was born he struggled to survive. He went five minutes without oxygen and was given a 10% chance of survival.
Jade said: “When his head came out that’s when they realized how big he was. And then his shoulders got stuck, and that’s when everything kicked off, really. There were about 20 doctors in the room. That’s when it got really scary.”
Thankfully, doctors were able to help George along and a month later Jade and Ryan were able to bring their big baby home.
Jade said: “He didn’t fit into any of his newborn clothes. He’s gone straight into 3-6 month clothes.”
Doctors have checked in on George and said that he doesn’t appear to have any major health problems. Jade said that it’s possible that George will struggle with learning new things but said that she was happy that her “little miracle, or big miracle” was home safe.
Here’s a video about the baby born 15 pounds, 7 ounces in England from the BBC.
A 15 pound, 7 ounce baby is definitely a large baby but it isn’t the largest on record. George King beats Chun Chun, a 15.5 pound baby born in China last year, but falls short of the 23 pound 12 ounce baby born in Ohio in 1879. Sadly, the Guinness World Record holder for heaviest baby passed away about 12 hours after being born.