Antonio Vasconcelos weighs 14.5 pounds and drinks 5 ounces of milk every three hours. But here’s the catch…Antonio is a newborn – a newborn human. Born this past Monday in Cancun, Mexico to parents Teresa Alejandra Cruz, 23, and Luis Vasconcelos, 38, “Super Tonio” was born by Cesarean section (thank goodness!), and is 22 inches long.
On Wednesday, Narciso Perez Bravo, the hospital’s director, said, “We haven’t found any abnormality in the child, there are some signs of high blood sugar, and a slight blood infection, but that is being controlled so that the child can get on with his normal life in a few more days.”
Residents of the resort city have swarmed the maternity ward’s window for a chance to see the newborn sensation.
Super Tonio’s parents are proud of their new edition and add that seven years ago Cruz gave birth to a baby girl who weighed in at 11.46 pounds at birth. Man! Those are some big babies!
A baby weighing 16 pounds, 11 ounces was born in Salvador, Brazil in January 2005. The heaviest baby born to a healthy mother, according to Guinness World Records, was born in Aversa, Italy in September 1955 and weighed a whopping 22 pounds, 8 ounces.
My uterus hurts just thinking about it!