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16-pound Baby Born in Texas

16-pound Baby Born in Texas

Were you surprised by the birth weight or length of your baby? Janet Johnson certainly was.

As CBS News reports, the Texas native gave birth on Sunday to a baby boy weighing a whopping 16 pounds and 1 ounce. That's nearly 9 pounds more than the average newborn weight of about 7 and a half pounds. Baby JaMichael Brown is also 2 feet long.

"It's a beautiful baby, but for health reasons we'd rather not see a baby this large," noted Mary Beth Smith, a nurse who helped deliver the baby. "They can have a little harder time maintaining their blood sugar."

Read the full story here.

How big was your baby at birth?

Image Source: Via CBS News / KYTX

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CoMMember13613652866478 CoMMember13613652866478 5 years
My son was 6 weeks early with gastroschisis (i also had IUGR) and he weighed 3lbs 11oz he will be 9 months old on the 19 and just now weighs 16 lbs lol
christinawilson97932 christinawilson97932 5 years
Couldn't imagine! At 38 weeks my daughter was 7lbs 13oz 21in!
CoMMember13628875095157 CoMMember13628875095157 5 years
10lb.40z
CoMMember13631168285487 CoMMember13631168285487 5 years
#1=7.2lbs #2=8.5lbs. #3=7.14lbs and #4=10.2lbs all girls #4 was born at home with a midwife...shortest labor too!
AnnReynolds AnnReynolds 5 years
My first boy was 10lbs 6 oz and my second boy was 10 lbs 8 ozs....
HaroldbridgetnclanRussi HaroldbridgetnclanRussi 5 years
Twins 3lbs each 8wks early, second birth 7lbs full term
JamieLilley JamieLilley 5 years
My son was born at 23 weeks (just under 6 months) and weighed 1 pound 6 ounces. A bit the opposite direction. :\
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