MOST babies like to make a big entrance.
But not-so-tiny tot Theo Adamson took that more literally than most.
Theo was born at Wrexham Maelor Hospital last week weighing a whopping 11lb 6oz.
Mum Joleen Adamson was in labour for more than 36 hours before her substantial bundle of joy eventually arrived.
About 20 staff gathered for the hospital ward weigh in, with many saying it was the biggest baby they had ever seen.
Newborn-sized clothing that Joleen and husband Lee had bought ready for their baby has already proved to be too small.
Now the chunky one-week-old is already fitting clothes made for babies aged three to six months.
Theo was born 10 days late on Wednesday, August 28.
Talking about the birth Joleen, 29, of Chirk, said: “I was due to go to hospital on Tuesday August 27, to be induced but I started to go into labour at 7pm on Monday.
Theo was born at 7.30am on Wednesday.
“It was quite difficult and I was really struggling towards the end.
“I pushed for hours and he didn’t budge.”
Because of Theo’s sheer size, Joleen lost a lot of blood and needed three transfusions.
“At one stage I was close to passing out,” she added.
“When I came round two hours later Theo was weighed and he was 11lbs 6oz.
“There were about 20 people in the room and some of them said it was the biggest baby they had seen.”
During pregnancy Joleen had two scans and routine checks by midwives, with no sign of Theo’s possible size.
“I wasn’t told he was going to be a big baby,” she said.
“He’s at home now and settling in very well. Theo is a very contented baby.
“He loves to relax in his crib, although when he starts to feel hungry he has a good set of lungs on him to let us know.
“Theo is my first baby. I didn’t have any food cravings while I was pregnant or eat anything unusual.”