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Queensland parents welcome record-breaking baby girl

LONDON: A newborn in Queensland became a cynosure due to its extraordinary weight that is 13 pounds and four-ounces – almost twice the weight of the average newborn. 

Maisie Lily Macdonald surprised her parents, Mikaela Lee and Mason Macdonald, by arriving one week early.

Taking to Facebook to share the good news, proud father Macdonald shared a picture of the heartwarming moment Maisie was born.

“I’d like to introduce Maisie Lily Macdonald to everyone, weighing in at 13 pounds 4 ounces (6.020 kilograms) claiming the record of the biggest baby born at Rockhampton hospital,” he wrote.

6-kg baby

“Welcome to the world and the family a massive newborn baby.”

Joining 17-month-old sister, Aubree Rose, the family are no stranger to exceptionally large babies. Aubree Rose was also a heavy infant and weighed a whopping 11 pounds at birth.


Earning the title of the heaviest baby to have ever been delivered at Queensland’s Rockhampton Hospital, Maisie’s birth has unsurprisingly garnered a lot of attention with people all over the world eager to congratulate the parents.

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“Wow just wow … congrats guys all the best,” one person wrote.

A person commented, “Massive newborn! She is bloody perfect! Congrats dad and mum!”



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