Published July 11, 2011
A Texas mother possibly set a new state record after giving birth to a baby boy weighing more than 16 pounds, according to the Longview News-Journal.
JaMichael Brown's weight of 16 pounds, one ounce, was some four pounds more than doctors expected—placing him firmly at the top of the East Texas hospital's baby-weight records—and prompted an examination of state records to see if he could be the state's biggest baby.
JaMichael, who was taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after his birth Friday to regulate his blood sugar but is thought to be healthy, is already larger than most three month olds. Even the diapers at Good Shepherd Medical Center's nursery were too small for him, according to his mother, Janet Johnson.
"I can't believe he's that big. A lot of the baby clothes we bought for him will have to be returned. They're already too small for him to wear," she said.
JaMichael, who was delivered by caesarian, is Johnson's fourth child but first son.
"I'm happy," the proud mother added. "We'll be here for a few more days, and then I'm looking forward to bringing JaMichael home and just loving on him."