PHOTOS: The Largest Babies Ever Born

We feel terrible for these mothers. Child birth is hard enough without having the misfortune to be bearing one of the largest babies ever recorded. Nineteen or 17 pounds might not sound like a lot in normal terms, but when you see the sheer size of these not-so-little miracles, you realize how unusual their sizes really are.

While all of these babies pictured rank among the heaviest newborn’s the title crown still goes to the son Anna Bates, a giantess who gave birth to the 22 lb. boy in 1843. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find pictures of that little tike, but enjoy the other photos of the largest babies ever born above.