A woman got a bigger bundle of joy than she bargained for after giving birth to a 16 pound baby.
Waylon Cole Hallett, a baby boy born on May 1, was 24.5 inches long and much bigger than his family expected.
Waylon was so large, he broke Schneck Medical Center’s record for the largest baby ever delivered.
His mum Whitney believes Waylon might be the biggest baby ever born in the state of Indiana.
Proud father Edmond Hallett said: ‘’The doctors and nurses were like, “Oh my god!”
‘We ended up weighing him three times because no one could believe he actually weighed 16 pounds. At first I thought maybe the scale was broken,’ he told WLKY.
He was delivered by C-section and spent several weeks in the NICU for complications with breathing and feeding, but he’s now at home with his family in Seymour.
At her 37-week ultrasound, medics told Waylon’s mum he was likely to be around 11 pounds, 11 ounces.
Now, aged seven-weeks-old, Waylon is 17 pounds and seven ounces – the average weight of a six-month-old baby.
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