'It took two people to lift him out': Mum gives birth to two foot tall baby

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Shocked parents Amy and Zac Smit have welcomed a 12lb 9oz baby boy (SWNS)
Shocked parents Amy and Zac Smit have welcomed a 12lb 9oz baby boy (SWNS)

A mum was left shocked after giving birth to a 12lb 9oz baby boy who measured an incredible two feet tall.

When Amy Smit, 27, and her husband Zac, 28, welcomed Zagrys - known as Zeik - on 25 March, he was so big he couldn’t even fit on the weighing scales.

Mum-of-two Smit, from Cheddington, said it took two people to lift Zeik out of her during the Caesarean section birth because of his hefty size.

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She and her husband couldn't believe their eyes when midwives lifted their baby up, so they could see him for the first time.

Smit, 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."

Zeik's sister Lola (left) was also a big baby, weighing in at 9lbs 2oz (SWNS)
Zeik's sister Lola (left) was also a big baby, weighing in at 9lbs 2oz (SWNS)

Smit added that they had bought clothes up to three months as they expected him to be tall, but none of the outfits fitted their newborn.

“I had to send Zac out to buy six-nine month clothes for him,” she added.

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

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

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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 6.7kg (14lbs 12oz) and his big sister is "besotted" with him.

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

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Despite Zeik's huge size, he does not quite win the record for the UK's biggest baby - which goes to George Joseph King, born in February 2013 at Gloucester Royal Infirmary, weighing a staggering 15lbs 7oz.

Just last month, Amber Cumberland, from Aston gave birth to baby Emilia, who weighed a whopping 12lbs 14oz - just 5oz ahead of Zeik.

Additional reporting by SWNS.

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