Maxxzandra Ford, of Tampa, Fla., gave birth on Jan. 29.
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When Maxxzandra Ford of Tampa, Fla., gave birth to a baby boy on Jan. 29, she had known for only a matter of weeks that she was pregnant. When her child, Avery, came, he set the record for the heaviest baby delivered at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, and he was one of the largest babies ever born in the state, according to a report at MyFoxDC.

Ford, a nurse at a neighboring health facility, told the news station that she was surprised last fall to learn she was pregnant. As a twin herself and because she grew so fast, she thought she might be having twins herself. But her first doctor visit brought an even bigger surprise: She was already 35 weeks along, the report says.

“No nausea. No vomiting,” she told the station. “I didn’t gain any weight. I was working.”

“I was shocked,” offered Allen Denson, Avery’s father. “I couldn’t believe it at all. I thought she was playing.”

But the mom knew she had a big baby during delivery. “When I felt his head come out, I knew he was bigger than 10 pounds,” she told the station.

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Avery reportedly headed home Friday at just over a week old. Denson and Ford already have two children, a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old.

“I have a linebacker now instead of a fullback,” Allen told the station.

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