TikTok sensation and new mom Alexis LaRue is a 22-year-old Minnesotan with seven-month-old twins. LaRue started to get attention after posting a few clips holding her girls, Camila and Elena. LaRue is only five foot, three inches tall. Her babies, however, are comparatively enormous and the camera makes them look so absurdly big when being held by their mom she had to turn the comments off this TikTok.
Camila and Elena were born at a much more reasonable weight, 6 lbs, 7 oz, and just seven months later they’re each 21 lbs, which is apparently in the 98th percentile for their height, and the average for their age is 16.8 lbs. They both wear clothes for 12-month to 18-month-olds.
LaRue’s fiancé is five feet and eleven inches, which is certainly bigger than mom, but doesn’t really explain why their twins seem to be on track to play for the WNBA.
“In the twin community, it’s pretty normal to expect babies around 5 lbs. or less. I had already bought preemie-sized clothes for the twins, as I thought they were going to be very small,” she told Metro.co.uk. “However, with the combined weight of almost 13 lbs., the girls went straight into newborn and have been growing very rapidly since.”
Her first post was inspired by another TikTok in which a mom of twins was holding them both at once and doing other tasks. When she tried it, it was a different struggle.
“I tried to copy that girl — you know, everyone knows her. It is not for the weak. I don’t know if I’m just weak, or my babies are just chunky.”
Though most people seem to be enjoying the sight of these joyful chonks, LaRue has gotten some criticism from people claiming she is overfeeding them.
“They’re getting just the right amount of milk,” she insists. “They’re happy and healthy and that’s all that matters. Some people just have big babies! Their pediatrician has not had any concerns about their sizes, they are simply very fast growers.”
And they might stop growing at any time, so enjoy squeezing those babies right now.