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‘My newborn baby is the size of a toddler – midwives gasped as I gave birth’

Midwives were left gasping in shock at the size of a baby boy who came out built like a toddler.

Adding to his bulking frame, the 12lb giant sprog boasted a head “as big as a melon”.

Second-time mum Ruby Eden, 24, was told that newborn Teddie would weigh around 9lb when he was born, but that proved to be way off at birth.

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Freddie tipped the hospital scales at a whopping 11lbs 13oz – and nearly broke the scales when he was place on them.

Ruby and husband Chris, 27, were forced to put Teddie straight into outfits for three-month-old babies as newborn clothes were too small.

Ruby, of Warrington, Cheshire, said: “I was extremely shocked when I saw Teddie for the first time.

“He was like a toddler – my husband saw him and just said ‘he's a chunky boy’ as he was stunned.

“All the midwives gasped when they saw Teddie come out and I wished I had filmed my family members expressions when they met him for the first time.

“Everyone was just so shocked and confused as to why Teddie was such a big baby.

“I took a newborn size hat in for Teddie to wear at the hospital and there was just no chance it was going to fit his head.

“It was the size of a small honeydew melon, and the nurse had to fetch me an extra-large baby one.

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Ruby gave birth to Teddie on August 1, 2022 at 5.45pm – eight days after her due date at Warrington Hospital.

She gave birth via an emergency C-section the day after her 41-week scan, and has been sharing her story on TikTok – so far, her video has amassed 1.5 million views and more than 207k likes.

Teddie was born with a condition called polyhydramnios which occurs when there is too much amniotic fluid around the baby during pregnancy.

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He then spent time in and out of hospital at six-weeks-old and lost a lot of weight due to issues with his liver.

But now aged seven-months, Ruby and Chris say their son is a healthy happy baby who loves playing with his two-year-old sister Delilah-Rose.

The mum added: “At six weeks old he was really ill and was in and out of hospital.

"His liver couldn’t turn the calories he was getting from breastfeeding into glucose.

“Luckily, he has made a huge recovery since then and is back laughing and playing with his two-year-old sister.”

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