Six-week-old George King, who was born weighing 15lbs 7 ounce, has been allowed to return home after he almost died during birth because of his staggering size.
George, from the Reddings, Cheltenham, was almost twice the weight of an average baby when he was born naturally at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Because his shoulders were so wide he got stuck during delivery and worried doctors gave him just a 10 per cent chance of survival.
He is now 2ft 2in tall and has to wear baby clothes suitable for a six-month-old. Jade and Ryan say they were left devastated after the traumatic birth because George had been unable to breathe for 20 minutes before he was resuscitated. However, he beat the odds and made a full recovery after being taken to the special baby unit at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol.
Five weeks later the couple and their son, who now weighs 16lb 9oz, are settling into family life. His 21-year-old mother said: "We were told everything was normal until he popped out. It was scary because his shoulders got stuck and the staff told us he probably wouldn't survive. "But now we are home, we are getting used to family life together.
Everyone has said his size will level out and he will grow at a normal rate."