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16-pound newborn hits it big with birth record
Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/10/11

Posted on 07/11/2011 6:45:43 AM PDT by markomalley

The latest addition to Michael Brown and Janet Johnson’s family is too big for his britches — literally.

When the Longview woman went into Good Shepherd Medical Center for a scheduled Cesarean section on Friday morning, she knew she was going to give birth to a big baby.

She just had no idea how big.

When her son, JaMichael Brown, was born at 9:05 a.m., he weighed 16 pounds, 1 ounce — about 4 pounds more than doctors predicted.

The baby is the largest born at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Hospital officials believe he may be the largest baby ever born in Texas, but it will take several days of combing state records to make that announcement official.

“We’re just amazed,” Johnson said. “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.”

The baby also emerged with a full head of hair, and the newborn nursery didn’t have diapers big enough to fit him, she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: ouch
Wow.
1 posted on 07/11/2011 6:45:45 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Was the mother a diabetic?

Diabetics typically have larger babies.


2 posted on 07/11/2011 6:47:42 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: markomalley

Instant linebacker...


3 posted on 07/11/2011 6:47:46 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: nmh

I am guessing the birth mom was a tad obese as part of/result of/ prior to her pregnancy. Just sayin’.

Also I bet this baby loses a lot of fluid weight in its first few days and then progresses normally.

24 inches is a long baby, and 16 pounds is a whopper.

I wish them the best.

And a better lifelong diet.


4 posted on 07/11/2011 6:50:25 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: markomalley

The doctors certainly must have had a clue???

You know what they say about TX - bigger and better!


5 posted on 07/11/2011 6:51:40 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: markomalley
Well, at least JaMichael will have a birth certificate.
6 posted on 07/11/2011 6:52:03 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: markomalley

My son was 10lbs 22” at birth. Not huge. but when you take in to consideration he was born at 32 weeks (2 months early) you can see where he was headed size/weight wise.

Now he’s a skinny little guy, but he’s taller that most 5 year olds (he’ll be 4 in a month)

Yes, mom is type 1.


7 posted on 07/11/2011 6:52:45 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: nmh

It said she got gestational diabetes, so apparently that counts.

Otherwise, if a baby goes on too long in gestation (either misjudged age or waiting for natural labor to start, like mine), it can get bigger than would be expected for normal 40-wk period.


8 posted on 07/11/2011 6:52:51 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: FrankR

Yeah; love the name.

Funny that he’s from “Michael” and “Janet”. I am betting they are at best shack-ups, too. I don’t share my husband’s name, but we’re the rare exception. Usually that means “illegitimate parents”.


9 posted on 07/11/2011 6:55:20 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: markomalley

you would’nt even wanna imagine trying to push that whopper out.


10 posted on 07/11/2011 6:56:20 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: markomalley

Future college football and NFL draftee!


11 posted on 07/11/2011 6:58:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Gestational diabetes makes sense. When my oldest was born in 1977 another woman down the hall from my wife had gestational diabetes and her son was 12.5 lb. and that kid was big.


12 posted on 07/11/2011 7:00:32 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

bttt


13 posted on 07/11/2011 7:01:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: the OlLine Rebel
I don’t share my husband’s name ...

Neither do I, although we've been married 22 years. Just when I was ready to surrender to the nuisance name, since I was having to spell it for everyone for everything our children did, my mother put all their estates-and-trusts documents in my legal (birth) name! So perhaps after my parents pass away and the estate is conclusively settled, I'll change it. That will almost certainly happen before all the children leave home, since my parents are in their 70s and the baby is 2.

That said, one does suspect the parents of the immense young JaMichael are unmarried. After sticking him with that idiotic name, the least they could do is get married.

14 posted on 07/11/2011 7:01:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: Tax-chick

God that is one god awful name, guessing its a cross between the parents name, Janet and Michael, so why not go for Jan Michael instead, rather than something that sounds so ghettoish it positively makes the name Laqueisha look posh.


15 posted on 07/11/2011 7:05:50 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Someone has to pay the bill and that’s you and me.


16 posted on 07/11/2011 7:13:20 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: markomalley

She gave birth to a toddler.


17 posted on 07/11/2011 7:13:37 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: sunmars

I agree.


18 posted on 07/11/2011 7:16:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: sunmars

Was he born, or in the words of Shakespeare, from his mother’s womb “untimely ripp’d?”


19 posted on 07/11/2011 7:20:58 AM PDT by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: markomalley

20 posted on 07/11/2011 7:21:43 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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Ahhhhhh..mom and pop not married, just engaged?????

bet they don’t have medical insurance either...mom said this was baby #4

so isn’t this special???


21 posted on 07/11/2011 7:34:42 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: markomalley

College football recruiters are already knocking at their door.


22 posted on 07/11/2011 7:36:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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so does the media make them ‘stars ’and folks will send in a lot of money???
whats ya think?
23 posted on 07/11/2011 7:38:25 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: markomalley

OUCH!


24 posted on 07/11/2011 7:41:04 AM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: RJS1950

Yeah...my mother was diabetic and I was nearly 13 lbs at birth...she weighed in at about 100! I was the biggest kid in my class all the way through the 10th grade, when everybody else started to grow.


25 posted on 07/11/2011 7:54:10 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: markomalley

This was an article posted here a couple years back announcing the birth of an 18 lb. baby...think it was a boy.

=8-)


26 posted on 07/11/2011 8:45:53 AM PDT by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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To: markomalley
Dan Blocker weighed 14 pounds at birth!
27 posted on 07/11/2011 9:23:06 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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