Wow, The Biggest Baby Born In Texas Weighed How Much?
I have an amazing respect for women. The things they go through. For example, having a baby. When it comes to childbirth, women endure all kinds of bumps, kicks, and pains. All of us have a mother who went through labor to bring us into the world and what I've come to find out could make even the toughest woman a bit squeamish.
According to the parenting website Kid's Health, most babies born between 37 and 40 weeks weigh somewhere between 5 lbs. 8 oz. to 8 lbs.13 oz.
The Today Show reports of a baby born right here in Texas that weighed more than 16 pounds. Baby JaMichael was born in Longview Texas at the Good Sheperd Medical Center. Although this article dates back to 2011, researchers haven't been able to find a baby in the state of Texas weighing more.
Baby JaMichael quickly picked up the nickname "moose" and according to his parents, Janet Johnson and Michel Brown, the family had to scramble to make provisions for the baby. Most everything that was purchased turned out to be too small for JaMichael. I know it would definitely be an adjustment for me if I were in their shoes.
Baby JaMichael may be the biggest baby born in the Lone Star State but, believe it or not, he's not the biggest baby that has ever been born. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest birth happened back in 1879 to mother Anna Bates. The baby weighed a staggering 22 lbs and measured 28 inches.
Childbirth is no small feat. Mothers have my admiration. Especially with the size of these newborns. It seems that things really are bigger in Texas - even the babies. There's just one thing that remains on my mind. Can you imagine changing those diapers?
For a short slideshow homage of baby JaMichael from Youtuber awebn4, just look below.