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

Latest