Giant baby ‘the Goondiwindi Whopper’ weighs in at 5.43kg after 40-hour labour

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CONNOR "Goondiwindi Whopper" who came to the world this weekend has been worth the weight.

Born in Toowoomba Hospital at. At 11.38 on Saturday, he weighed an impressive 5.43 kg.

His Goondiwindi parents who asked not to be identified are relieved to finally meet their big boy.

"She was in work for just over 40 hours before the C-section," said Connor's father.

"We had been told that he had a long body and that he could be big but that it could also be fluid so we did not know."

Asked what his reaction was when he saw his son's size, he said, "I do not know if you can print it, but I was very surprised."

"He was 57cm tall and had a head circumference of 40 , 2cm.

"You look at him next to the second average baby, and you just go, Wow."

And Connor already has a good appetite.

"He can drink 40 ml of milk," said his mother. 9659003] "We had to buy bigger diapers, as those we had were too small."

Apparently Connor also has a strong high voice.

"He has a good set of lungs on him" mother said "You can hear him over the other babies."

Connor's father raised praise at Toowoomba Hospital staff who helped the birth of the couple's first child.

"We could not have asked for more of the staff," he said. "They looked after the bub, they looked after mom, and at times they looked after me."

Last year, a victorian woman born a 6.06kg (13.5 pound) boy who was considered to be Australia's largest baby.

This record was surrendered in February by Maoama Ala, who tapped the scale of 6.3 kg.

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