A baby boy who was born at a whopping 11 lbs 11 oz has already grown to the same size as a one-year-old — in just ten weeks!
British couple Diana Kuznetsova, 29, and her partner Ben Castle, 33, welcomed baby Jack Stanley Castle in February, two weeks past his due date and following a three-day labor.
However, at 24 inches and 11 lbs 11 oz, Jack was so big that none of the 0 – 3-month clothes would fit and his dad had to rush to the store to buy bigger ones.
1. First-time mom Diana Kuznetsova, 29, believes her son Jack Stanley Castle, now three months old (pictured), is Britain’s biggest baby, having reached 17 lbs in just ten weeks following his birth.
2. Jack was born on February 19, weighing a whopping 11 lbs 11 oz and measuring 24 inches (pictured).
The now-14-week-old Jack currently wears clothes sized for a one-year-old. His mother said:
I started showing when I was about four weeks pregnant. Jack just kept growing and growing — by the end I was massive.
The doctors couldn’t believe the size of my baby when he came out. One of them said I was having a boy ready for primary school. He was huge.
And the baby’s growth didn’t slow down.
3. He was two weeks past his due date and Diana’s labor took three days. Doctor’s “couldn’t believe” his size.
4. His father had to rush out to buy baby clothes as soon as they got Jack, pictured at three months with his mom, home from hospital, because none of the 0-3-month baby clothes they had stockpiled would fit.
At his ten-week check-up, Jack weighed in at an astonishing 17 lbs, which is about the weight of a six to eight-month old. Diana said:
Lifting Jack up is like a workout, he’s huge.
We’ve got no idea why he’s so massive — he’s not fat or anything, he’s just my big beautiful boy.
5. Diana says she has no idea why Jack is so huge for his age, but insists he isn’t “fat”.
6. Diana, a care worker, said: “I started showing when I was about four weeks pregnant. Jack just kept growing and growing — by the end I was massive”.
Diana became pregnant last June. She said:
We were so excited. I was always active and running, so I continued to keep up my fitness. I wanted that perfect baby bump.
For the first few months, I was going on runs three times a week. But after three months my bump was already big, which normally would barely be showing for other women.
I had to stop exercising, I was already feeling huge.
7. Diana, who looked full-term only six months in (pictured), said: “Honestly I looked like I was about to burst. I couldn’t believe I already had an 8 lbs baby inside of me and another three months to go”.
8. Diana, pictured newly pregnant with her partner Ben Castle, said they tried everything to get the baby out early because she was so uncomfortable, but nothing worked.
The mother-to-be’s baby bump grew so quickly that doctors had to constantly monitor her health and that of her baby. She said:
They couldn’t understand why my baby was growing so big. Everyone thought I was having triplets.
I wasn’t worried at first. I did sometimes wonder if I was eating the wrong things, but I wasn’t.
I did nothing different to anyone else, but at four months I was so uncomfortable I could barely fit in our bed.
9. She said: “My belly was constantly moving and I felt like someone was having a disco in there”. Pictured, Jack at three-months-old.
10. He has to wear clothes made for babies much older than her is.
At six months’ pregnant, Diana already seemed as though she was full term. She said:
Honestly I looked like I was about to burst. I couldn’t believe I already had an 8lb baby inside of me and another three months to go.
At 37 weeks, I was so frustrated that we tried everything to get him out early; curries, raspberry tea, castor oil, walking and sex, but nothing worked.
My belly was constantly moving and I felt like someone was having a disco in there.
I’m not sure but I think I’ve got Britain’s biggest baby.
11. Diana, pictured with Jack shortly after he was born, said: “Lifting him up is like a workout, he’s huge”.
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