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    Canadian Couple Welcome Biggest Baby On Record In 13 Years, As Their Newborn Son Weighs Nearly 15 Pounds

    In late October, a Canadian couple welcomed a baby that weighed nearly twice the size of the average newborn.

    Canadian couple welcome biggest baby

    On Oct. 23, a Canadian woman Britteney Ayres gave birth to her fifth child, a baby boy named Sonny via cesarean section. But she and her husband, Chance’s bundle of joy arrived weighing 14 pounds and 8 ounces and was first measured around 21.65 inches long (55 centimeters).

    The newborn’s birth weight became a record for the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Ontario, Canadian province.

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    The baby, who joins his three older brothers, Chance Jr., 6, Everett, 5, Lucky, 3, and older sister, Marigold, 1 — was not an anomaly for the Ayres family.

    The family’s doctor, Dr. Asa Ahimbisibwe, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, told GMA, that Sonny was the biggest baby born at the hospital since 2010.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average size of a baby boy at birth is between 7 pounds, 2 ounces to 7 pounds, 6 ounces — and babies that are born “larger” typically weigh around 9 pounds.

    The Guinness Book of World Records lists the heaviest newborn birth on record at 22 pounds in 1879, who died 11 hours after their birth.

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