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Baby Arrives Early Weighing A Whopping 12 Pounds

Ashley Box gave unexpectedly gave birth to her son, Kasen, via cesarean section to a baby boy weighing an astonishing 12 pounds, 8 ounces in Bolivar, Missouri. That is 66 percent larger than the average American baby that usually weighs 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

Ashley said, "To me, he feels small, but he is still huge."

She thought he would be smaller, less than 10 pounds. He wasn’t due for another five days. So this big baby came early and still weighed a whopping 12 pounds.

While Ashley was giving birth via cesarian section, her husband Greg had to wait outside of the room, and he said, "It was nerve-racking."

Only one of the 3,000 babies delivered in 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri weight 12 pounds. After traditional labor methods failed, Ashley had to go under an emergency cesarean section.

Kasen’s father, Greg Box, said: "Look for him in the NFL."

Kasen's grandfather joked about calling the baby "Sir."

"I couldn't believe it," Ashley said.

Kasen is following in his big brother Blake's footsteps. Although Blake was 10 pounds at birth, he is wearing the clothes of a 4-year-old, and he's only two years old.

Greg said Blake kissed his little brother and told him he loved him, but that was after Blake said: "eat baby." He added, "It was hilarious."

Surprisingly, Kasen is not Missouri's largest baby. Studies show that only 0.1 percent of babies are born over 12 pounds. According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, in November 2012, a 14-pound, 6.4 ounce baby was born in Columbia.

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: Box Family Photos, Facebook/Box Family

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