A Massachusetts couple is recovering after welcoming an unexpectedly large bundle of joy.
Carisa Ruscak was born weighing in at 14.5 pounds Wednesday, according to ABC News affiliate WCVB-TV in Boston.
Carisa's parents, Caroline and Bryan Ruscak, had expected a big baby, but maybe not one quite so large. The couple's first daughter, Claudia, was born at 10.5 pounds.
"I heard the weight and I was like, 'Oh, my God,'" Caroline Ruscak said. "It validated me because I was in a lot of pain when I was pregnant, so to hear the size, it made sense."
Carisa was delivered via caesarian section Wednesday and is the biggest infant to be delivered at Massachusetts General Hospital in 12 years, according to WCVB.
"When she came out at 14 and a half pounds, I couldn't believe it," dad Bryyn Ruscak said. "I took a picture of the scale just to document it because I couldn't believe how big she was. And long, too: 22 inches is long. That's what we like, long and big. That's what I am."Read More »from Parents Stunned by 'Big and Beautiful' 14-Pound Newborn