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Baby weighing 14.5 pounds born at Mass. General

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When Caroline Ruscak saw her newborn daughter Carisa for the first time, her 9-month, sometimes painful pregnancy, started to make sense.

"Nobody could believe it, people were like we need to check the records, this could be the biggest baby we've ever seen here," Caroline said.

Two parents at Massachusetts General Hospital welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday who weighed 14.5 pounds, one of the biggest babies born at the hospital.

Caroline and Bryan Ruscak named their new daughter Carisa.

"Everyone in the operating room was like, ‘oh my god look at the size of this baby! let’s get her on the scale, what does she weigh?’” Caroline said.

Caroline and her husband were expecting a big baby. Their last child weighed in at 10 and a half pounds. Her husband weighed 10 pounds, and Caroline could be a title holder herself.

"I was 10.5 pounds when I was born, and my mom thinks I was the record at Mount Auburn when I was born," Caroline said.

Carisa is actually the second biggest baby born at MGH. The record baby weight is 14 pounds 8 ounces and came in 13 grams heavier than Carisa.

Caroline said the scheduled C-section was right on time. There were no complications.

"Fortunately things went well though. She delivered by C-section. Pregnancy otherwise uncomplicated. She didn't have diabetes or any other things that we associate with big babies. Fortunately mom and baby are doing well," said Dr. Jennifer Kickham.

Caroline expects to take home Carisa by Friday.


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