May 17, 2017 11:57 pm
Updated: May 18, 2017 10:41 am

B.C. woman gives birth to 14-pound baby


Colleen Burgoyne says the birth of her second son was full of surprises. He arrived two weeks early and weighed almost 14 pounds.

“I kind of had a feeling he was going to be big, but not this big,” she said.

Burgoyne gave birth to Shawn Tyson Williams Burgoyne at Cranbrook’s East Kootenay Regional Hospital on Monday.

“When I saw him, it was amazing” she said. “I cried. He was just so chunky and cute.”

Shawn was born via caesarean section and both mother and son are doing fine.

Staff said Shawn is the biggest baby anyone at the hospital has ever seen.

“Typically, most of our babies are born seven-and-a-half, eight pounds. That’s a normal weight for a term baby,” nurse Darcy McInnes said. “He’s 2,000 grams more than what a typical term [baby] is. It’s pretty rare for us.”

According to mom, Shawn is happy and eating a lot.

Colleen Burgoyne and her son Shawn.

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