13.8 Pound Baby Born Last Thursday: Chelsea Rose Mackay

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Chelsea Mackay, a 13.8 pound baby girl, was born last week in Australia. The moms says her womb is stretched something serious:

N “crawler” nappies and clothes usually seen on a six-month-old, 6.28kg newborn Chelsea Rose Mackay is believed to be the biggest baby ever born at Townsville Hospital and one of the largest in the country. Weighing in at a hefty 13 pounds eight ounces and 55cm in length, there is certainly plenty of Chelsea for her first time mum, Danielle Mackay,  to cuddle.

Born on Thursday, Chelsea measures up at twice the size of an average baby and almost five-and-a-half times the size of her little friend, Melinda Burns. Melinda was born prematurely at 818g, or just under two pounds, but is now a month old and weighs just 1.2kg. Ms Mackay said along with her hard working partner, Paul Mifsud, she ate a diet of stockman’s tucker and also snacked on icy poles while pregnant with Chelsea but never imagined her bundle of joy would be this big.

“I knew she was going to be a bit bigger because my stomach was massive,” Ms Mackay said. “I lived up on a cattle station near Charters Towers right up until about six weeks before she was born. “I was working on the station but once I found out I was pregnant I became a governess but we all still ate the same food as the others who were working – really hearty meat and veges.”

That baby is going to put a hurting on a tit…

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