-- Nurses at a Kansas hospital were stunned when Moses William Hilton was born last Thursday. He weighed a whopping 14.4 pounds and was 22 inches long. He quickly earned the nickname: sumo wrestler.
"When they took him out, the nurse said, 'It's a mini sumo wrestler.' I said, 'Why?' Then, they showed me him and I was like, 'That is a sumo wrestler!'" mom Gina Hilton told ABC's Wichita, Kansas, station KAKE.
He is not the heaviest newborn on record, but the staff at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson, Kansas, say he is probably the biggest they have ever seen.
"This little guy is about double what we expect a normal baby to be," Jill White, nursing director at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, told KAKE. "Just surprising how different that feels to hold a baby that big, and just to look at a baby with those chubby cheeks, and they're even chubbier than what you would normally expect on babies."
Moses' birth was not at an easy ordeal, according to Hilton. He was born by cesarean section, 11 days early. He suffered jaundice and low blood sugar.
Fortunately, he has recovered from those illnesses, and is a happy and healthy baby, Hilton told ABC News today.
"That's all taken care of, and now he is fine," Hilton said. "He is doing good."