Mum gives birth to huge two-foot-tall baby who is one of heaviest in UK history 6 months ago

Mum gives birth to huge two-foot-tall baby who is one of heaviest in UK history

Two people had to pull him out during a C-Section.

A mum has been left astonished after giving birth to a 12lbs 9oz baby boy, who measures almost two feet tall.


Amy Smit, 27, and her husband Zac, 28, were understandably shocked when they first laid eyes on their son Zagrys - known as Zeik. He was born on March 25 and was so big that he could not fit on the weighing scales.

It apparently took two people to lift baby Zeik out of his mother during the Caesarean section birth because of his size.

And neither of the couple could believe their eyes when midwives lifted their baby up for them to see for the first time.

Amy, who is also mum to two-year-old Lola, said: "He was so big that it took two people to lift him out.

"There were all these really small ladies around me, and I heard one of them saying, 'I need some help, he's enormous'.

"When they lifted him above the screen for me and Zac to see, my first words were 'bloody hell'.


"We knew he was going to be a tall baby, because all the scans showed he was quite long, and both Zac and I are around the six-foot mark.

"But we had no idea he would be that big.

"He didn't even fit on the scales when they went to weigh him, he was too long and wide. They had to make a makeshift plank thing to balance him on them."

Amy added: "We had bought clothes for up to three months, because we expected him to be tall.

"But none of them fit him. I had to send Zac out to buy six-nine month clothes for him."


Amy and Zac's first daughter, Lola, was also a big baby when she was born in September 2018, weighing in at 9lbs 2oz.

But Amy said she was struck by how different her appetite was during her pregnancy with Zeik, compared to her first pregnancy.

She said: "I just went off food. I never fancied any meals, I couldn't eat meat or anything.

"During my first pregnancy with Lola, I was snacking all day long, I couldn't stop eating.


"But with Zeik I just had no appetite. And I just keep thinking, imagine how much bigger he could have been if I had eaten lots!"

Now, at two months old, Zeik is weighing in at a hefty 6.7kg (14lbs 12oz).

And Amy said he is a happy and smiley baby - and that his big sister is "besotted" with him.

She said: "Lola always wants to give him cuddles and be with him. She calls him 'my baby'."


And Amy joked: "Zac has already said he's going to be a rugby player.

"He's South African so he's really into his rugby, and with Zeik's size, he's already calling him our little rugby player."

Zeik just misses out on the UK record for biggest baby though - that honour belongs to George Joseph King, who was born in February 2013 at Gloucester Royal Infirmary, weighing a ridiculous 15lbs 14oz.