Kate and Justin Evans were expecting their new baby to be a little on the large side.
But it still came as quite a shock to the Wagga couple when Easton Albert Arnold Evans weighed in at 5.6 kilograms, or more than 12 pounds on the old scale.
Easton was born at Wagga Base Hospital on Monday, the same day as Hudson Blackburn arrived and weighed in at a hefty 4.96kg, which is almost 11 pounds.
To put that into perspective, baby Allegra Sgroi was just about “average” with her birth weight of 2.95kg, which is about 6lb, 8oz.
Easton is believed to be largest baby born at Wagga Base since the hospital began keeping computerised records in 2008.
In 2015, a baby weighing 5.56kg was born at the hospital, a record Easton broke.
Born by Caesarean-section, he also eclipsed the birth weight of his three-year-old sister Sienna, who weighed about four kilograms.
“We brought 0000-sized outfits to hospital with us, but we've had to upgrade to 000s,” Mrs Evans said.
As the Evans family gets ready to settle into life in Wagga and Hudson gets ready to go home to Narrandera with mum Chloe Fisher and dad Toby Blackburn, the Wagga Base Hospital’s maternity ward is gearing up for another busy month.
There are 133 babies booked in to be born there during July.