Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Scottish Mother Gave Birth To Twin Boys, But When They Were Weighed Mom Was Speechless.

Growing Big And Strong

Growing Big And Strong

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It was quickly revealed that the twins were going to be bigger than average. Every day that passed, and every scan that was done, showed the twins continuous growth. “The scans said they were good sizes and the midwives told me they were growing well,” said Alanna. “You just don't expect it though.” Once strangers began making strange comments, Alanna realized how big she was truly getting.

Larger Than Most

Larger Than Most

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“I did have a huge bump, though, and total strangers kept coming up to me asking whether I was going to give birth on the spot as I was that big,” Alanna said. Alanna's pregnancy was different than most, and she realized that when she ran into the trouble of having to buy clothes for the babies.

Waiting To Buy Clothes

Waiting To Buy Clothes

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Since newborns grow so fast, buying clothes for them can be a bit difficult. Unfortunately, for Alanna, she ran into this problem before she even had them. “I didn't buy them anything because I didn't want to risk having to take things back because they didn't fit them,” she recalled. Soon enough, it was time to find out how big her babies actually were.

Surprisingly Large

Surprisingly Large

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Alanna was scheduled for a C-section, and everything went just as it was planned. But as prepared as she was, nothing could have prepared her for the size of her twins. With a combined weight of 16lb 13oz, the twins were the size of a six-month-old. Everyone was shocked. “The staff at the hospital were saying to me that they have never delivered twins this big before,” Alanna said. It appeared that the Merrie twins were record breakers.

Record-Breaking Babies

Record-Breaking Babies

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Before the Merrie twins were born, the largest twins born in Scotland were Mya and Ollie Kennedy in 2010, with a combined weight of 15lb 14oz. Their record was demolished by Troy and Kaius Merrie. “A combined weight of 16lb 13oz is very unusual and probably the heaviest set of twins we have ever delivered in Lothian,” said Finch. But the twins weren't just special because of their weight.

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