tipping the scales

And I thought my son was big. These twins are both HUGE.

‘Big twins’ tip scales at North Carolina hospital – Yahoo! News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – They aren’t America’s heaviest newborn twins on record, but they certainly tip the scales: Sean William Maynard and Abigail Rose Maynard weighed in at a combined 23 pounds and 1 ounce at birth this week, a North Carolina hospital announced Friday.

The boy weighed 10 pounds, 14 ounces; the girl, 12 pounds, 3 ounces.

Introducing Casimir

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Casimir is a big, healthy boy who weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces (4.45 kg) and measured 22.5 inches long at birth. The midwife and her senior assistant (a doula for 25 years) both say he is the biggest baby they have delivered at home to date. Casimir (pronounced KAH-zi-meer) is a classical Slavic name that means “to bring peace” or “keeper of peace.”

Mommy is recovering and doing well. Casimir also is adjusting well to life outside of the womb. Like most new parents, we’re learning hands-on how to care for a newborn.

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