When my mom delivered my 12-pound, 6-ounce sister, the doctors told her the baby could have been a healthy set of twins — even triplets. But, imagine delivering two babies that size. A North Carolina mother gave birth to a pair of twins that tipped the scales at a combined 23 pounds and one ounce.
While the babes were hefty, the Houston Chronicle reported that they do not hold the weight record, as twins born in Arkansas in 1927 were a combined 27 pounds, 12 ounces.
Sean William Maynard and Abigail Rose Maynard were born by Caesarean section arriving two minutes apart. It said:
The boy weighed 10 pounds, 14 ounces; the girl, 12 pounds, 3 ounces. Springs said both babies are in excellent condition after their birth to parents Joey and Erin Maynard of Winston-Salem.