Queensland couple welcome “massive newborn” who tips the scales at over 6kg

A Rockhampton couple have welcomed their second daughter, with baby Maisie chunkily delivered weighing twice the size of your average newborn.

I'd like to introduce Maisie Lily Macdonald to everyone, weighing in at 13 pound 4 ounces (6.020 kilograms) claiming the…

Posted by Mason Macdonald on Monday, 4 September 2017

“Ya massive newborn!”

“I’d like to introduce Maisie Lily Macdonald to everyone, weighing in at 13 pound 4 ounces (6.020 kilograms) claiming the record of biggest baby born at Rockhampton Hospital. Welcome to the world and the family ya massive newborn,” proud dad Mason Macdonald posted on his Facebook page, alerting the universe to the impressive new arrival. 

Mason and partner Makaela Kirkby are now the proud parents to two healthy and happy little girls. Their firstborn, 17-month-old Aubree Rose, tipped the scales at 5.0kgs at birth, proving that big babies are most certainly the Kirkby-Macdonald jam – and they’re definitely going from strength to strength with each pregnancy!

If you’re thinking newborn Maisie’s around double the weight of your average newborn baby, you’d be absolutely right. Adding a further layer of what-the-heck? to Makaela’s birth story, Maisie was delivered via c-section, a whole week before her actual due date. (It’s plain to see she was very adequately “cooked” though – not the least bit under-done!)

Baby Maisie born at Rockhampton Hospital

Big baby bonanza

Maisie is the latest in a series of robust babies we’ve reported on over the last 12 months or so. We continue to thank our lucky stars/pelvic floors that our own offspring were much more petite! Some of the whoppers we’ve seen this year include:

It seems that while young Maisie has done a beautiful job of growing to a robust size, she isn’t Rockhampton’s biggest baby ever. Mega-bub Oliver “Ollie” Stokes takes that crown. He weighed in at 6.76 kg when he was born at Rockhampton Mater Hospital in February 2013.


Congratulations to Makaela, Mason and Aubrey Rose on this new bundle of joy!

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