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A Victorian mum has welcomed a bouncing baby boy weighing in at almost six kilograms, or more than 12 pounds.

Ana Puleiku and her husband Tokaukamea Puleiku proudly introduced their 5.7kg, 12 pound nine ounce son Tokaukamea Jnr Puleiku to the world via Facebook. The adorable newest addition to the family was born at Mildura Base Public Hospital, via c-section, weighing as much as some three-month-old babies.

“He came out almost crawling. I think I stopped breathing,” Ana told 7 News. The mum of five said she ‘knew something was up’ at the midway point of her pregnancy, when she felt as though she was already full term. She was eventually diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and booked in for a c-section two weeks before her due date.

Tokaukamea Jnr is the biggest baby to be born at Mildura Public Hospital this year. “He’s as big as some three-month-old babies. In the cot they look funny because they’re so big, but they’re beautiful,” Sandra Doyle from Mildura Hospital said.

And it seems this year is one for bumper-sized bubs! Earlier this year 31-year-old mum Cherral Mitchell gave birth to the UK’s third-biggest baby, a boy named Alpha who tipped the scales at 14 pounds, or 6.7kgs.

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  • Two words – beautiful and ouch!

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  • Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy.

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  • Congrats Mama on your bundle of Joy. Now time for you to rest and heal.

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  • Wowsers, what a big baby. All I can say right now is ouuuccchhhhyyyyyyy

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  • Honestly my vagina cringed at this I could not imagine it id feel robbed of those precious newborn moments

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  • That’s most impressive. When I read his weight I guess gestational diabetes. I do wonder why she wasn’t tested earlier if this was her fifth baby? I’m currently pregnant with baby four, never had GD with my other three but because of the number of babies I was tested at 10 weeks and diagnosed the following day! The more babies you have the higher your chances of getting GD even if you’ve never had it before!

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  • A beautiful boy. Doesn’t matter wether he’s small or big as long as he is healthy.
    Bless you and your family and wish you lots of happy memories.

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  • I am so pleased that my babies were more normal sized – had enough trouble birthing them as it was. Good on you mum, you deserve everything to go right from here on in.

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  • I thought my 11 pound baby girl was pretty big !

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  • Having had an 11lb bub at 37 weeks I feel for this Mumma too! I was told if my pregnancy had of continued he would have been a 14lb bub too! Thank God for early intervention!

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  • Ooh I feel for this woman. I had a 4kg baby, so I literally feel her pain. Congratulations on the new bub.

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  • Wow! He’s huge! There seems to be a lot more larger babies being born lately.

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  • OH my goodness. Congratulations on the arrival.

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  • Wow! I can’t even imagine carrying him during pregnancy. Congrats to the couple flor a healthy Bub

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  • Oh my goodness, he is too cute and precious!!!
    Congrats to them. I can’t imagine how much strain that would have put on her body weight wise but she is definitely a champ.

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