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Mass. Mom Gives Birth to 14.5 Pound Baby

BOSTON, Mass. (ABC) — Carisa has a good set of lungs and everything else is working fine, all 14.5 pounds of her. Just ask Mom who delivered 24 hours ago.

“I Heard the weight and I was like ‘Oh my God.’ It validated me ’cause I was in a lot of pain when I was pregnant, so to hear the size, it made sense,” says mom Caroline Ruscak.

Carisa’s the biggest infant delivered at Mass. General Hospital in 12 years, likely the state’s largest this year.

Dad Bryan Ruscak adds, “When she came out at 14 and a half pounds, I couldn’t believe it. I took a picture of the scale just to document it ’cause I couldn’t believe how big she was.”

That’s his snap: 6.5 kilograms, equals about 14.5 pounds.

“…And long too, 22 inches is long. That’s what we like – long and big, that’s what I am,” Bryan adds.

“We expected her to have a big baby her first baby was ten and a half pounds, so we weren’t surprised we were expecting a big baby, but we weren’t expecting one quite that big,” says Dr. Jennifer Kickham with Mass. General.

Diabetes not a factor for mom or baby, who is the size of a traditional six month old. Mom is now recovering from the C-section.

“We just feel lucky that she’s healthy and things are going great so far,” Caroline adds.

Bryan notes, “I’ve been teased a lot, so I’m a good sport…no problem with me as long as they don’t say anything bad about my little girl.”

In a couple of days, the Ruscak’s head home, for the future every family dreams of.

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