When she entered the world at MGH, Carisa Ruscak weighed in at 14.5 pounds.
“I heard the weight and I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It validated me because I was in a lot of pain when I was pregnant, so to hear the size, it made sense,” mother Caroline told WCVB. She had a Caesarean section to deliver her daughter.
Ruscak was the largest infant to be delivered at MGH in more than a decade.
“When she came out at 14 and a half pounds, I couldn’t believe it. 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,” said father Bryan. “I’ve been teased a lot so I’m a good sport, no problem with me long as they don’t say anything bad about my little girl.”
Dr. Jennifer Kickham delivered the Ruscak’s first child, so she was ready for a big baby.
“We expected her to have a big baby. Her first baby was 10 and a half pounds, so we weren’t surprised. We were expecting a big baby, but we weren’t expecting one quite that big,” Kickham said. “The baby came out screaming and crying and it was a beautiful delivery.”
The Ruscaks’ other daughter is two.