A pair of first-time parents from Sheffield said they could have welcomed the city’s biggest baby of the year into the world when their newborn daughter weighed in at a staggering 12lb 6oz.
Danica Slavin and Sam Margerrison have nicknamed their baby girl Eva Lily their ‘little Burger King whopper’ as they met while working in the fast-food chain.
Eva, born nine days late at the Jessop Wing maternity unit by emergency Caesarean, has almost outgrown newborn clothes.
Her weight has puzzled relatives as there is no family history of large babies.
Danica, from Grimesthorpe, said: “When the doctors said how much she weighed we were in shock. She is doing really well and we are chuffed to bits.”
Jessop midwife Kate Campbell, of Fulwood, said Eva’s size was ‘extremely unusual’.