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Newborn weighing 14.5 pounds arrives in Boston

Published 25/04/2014 | 10:43

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An exceptionally large stork carried one special baby to her parents in Boston this week.

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Busting the scales at 14.5 pounds, Carisa Rusack was born by Cesarean section to her parents Caroline and Bryan.

Her big sister weighed a substantial 10.5 pounds so a large baby was expected by the Massachusetts couple – but perhaps not quite this big.

Carisa, at 22 inches long, is reportedly the biggest infant to be delivered at Massachusetts General Hospital in 12 years.

According to the Irish Pharmacy website, Eirpharm, a healthy 6 month baby should weigh between 12.5lbs - 19.4lbs. 

Healthy newborns, however, fall on the scales between 5.5lbs and 9.5lbs.

Baby Carisa Ruscak, who weighed 14.5 pounds (6.577 kg) at birth, is seen on the day she was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in this Massachusetts General Hospital photo taken April 23, 2014.   REUTERS/Massachusetts General Hospital/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS  THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Baby Carisa Ruscak, who weighed 14.5 pounds (6.577 kg) at birth, is seen on the day she was born in Boston, Massachusetts
Baby Carisa Ruscak, who weighed 14.5 pounds (6.577 kg) at birth, is pictured with her parents Caroline and Bryan Ruscak on the day she was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in this Massachusetts General Hospital photo taken April 23, 2014.   REUTERS/Massachusetts General Hospital/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS  THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Baby Carisa Ruscak, who weighed 14.5 pounds (6.577 kg) at birth, is pictured with her parents Caroline and Bryan Ruscak

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