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14-pound, 6.4-ounce boy born in Missouri

  |   Nov. 25, 2012 at 4:58 PM
BOONE, Mo., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A Missouri mother said she was shocked after she gave birth to a 14-pound, 6.4-ounce baby boy.

Colten Levi Swanigan was born Nov. 18 at Boone Hospital Center to Donny Swanigan and Roxanne Giordano, The Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune reported.

The couple said they knew Colten was going to be large when Roxanne was taken for an emergency cesarean section, but they weren't prepared when doctors told them Colten weighed 14 pounds, 6.4 ounces.

"I was in shock," Giordano said Saturday.

"I am still in shock," Swanigan said.

"It is more weight than I am supposed to lift right now," Giordano added.

Doctors at the hospital said it could not confirm whether Colten was the biggest baby born at the hospital or not, but he was definitely the biggest in recent memory.

"While we don't have records available that would show this is the largest baby ever born at Boone Hospital Center, our caregivers in the Boone Family Birthplace could not remember any babies that weighed more," said Jacob Luecke, spokesman for the hospital. "So, anecdotally, this child is our largest in recent memory."

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