Shock as new baby tips scales at 11lbs!

PROUD PARENTS: Mum Kelly and dad Paul with baby Niamh who weighed 11lb 3oz when born at Preston Royal Hospital
PROUD PARENTS: Mum Kelly and dad Paul with baby Niamh who weighed 11lb 3oz when born at Preston Royal Hospital
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Supersize baby Niamh Isabelle Kelly is believed to be one of the biggest babies born at Royal Preston Hospital’s maternity unit, tipping the scales at 11lb 3.5oz.

Niamh is Lisa and Paul Kelly’s first child.

Lisa from Fulwood, Preston, said she had a big bump throughout her pregnancy but didn’t expect her daughter to weigh so much and she was shocked when midwives told her Niamh was one of the biggest they have delivered.

“I was just gobsmacked,” said Lisa, from Fulwood, Preston, “she doesn’t look like a new born.”

Lisa, 34, who is deputy headteacher at Strike Lane Primary School in Freckleton, near Preston, added: “All my newborn clothes that I had washed and ironed didn’t fit. Paul had to go out to get 0-three months clothes because we didn’t have anything for her to wear.

“I think I was just in a state of stock. I remember them not knowing the size in pounds straight away because it was off the chart.

“I was so happy when I heard her cry.

“Both of us have never had anyone on either side of the family that size.

“I am only a size eight to 10 in my normal days.

“She is 63cms which I think is quite tall. Everyone has been really shocked when they hold her.”

Lisa added: “My friend is having twins, I can’t wait get a photo of them with Niamh in the middle to really see the difference in size.”

Niamh was born by emergency section at the hospital at 5.24pm Saturday October 12, she was 13 days late.

Lisa praised all the staff at the hospital who looked after her during the labour. She said: “They made us feel really relaxed. Lots if the staff came back to see her the next day and see how I was.”

Paul, 31, who works as a construction engineers manager for Murphy Pipelines said he was just “relived” that mum and baby were both okay.

Tracey Cooper, consultant midwife at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We were delighted to have been part of Lisa’s birth experience and would like to say a big congratulations to her and her family.”

In 2010 a baby weighing 12lb 3oz was born at Royal Preston Hospital.

Meanwhile, two week old Mason Berry has become the biggest baby born at Chorley Birth Centre since it reopened almost six months ago, weighing 11b. Born to mum Harriet Berry, 22, Mason is her second baby - her other child is daughter Isabelle, who came into the world at 8lb 7loz.

Harriet and Mason’s dad Liam McPherson, 23, who has just started a window cleaning business in Chorley, are currently living with her mum, Diane Jolly, on Winchester Road, Duxbury, Chorley.

Mason was born on Tuesday, October 8.