Woman Gives Birth To A 16-Pound Baby In Texas

Woman Gives Birth To A 16-Pound Baby In Texas
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Now THAT is a big baby! A Texas woman gave birth to a baby boy on Friday, who — get this — weighed in at a whopping 16 pounds, more than double the weight of an average newborn.

Janet Johnson gave birth to her fourth child, JaMichael, on Friday at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, who weighed in at 16 pounds and measured an astonishing 24 inches long.

Johnson and her fiance, Michael Brown, were anticipating having a large baby, as Dr. John Kirk told the couple that he expected the baby to weigh 12 to 13 pounds two weeks before the planned Caesarean delivery.

Dr. Kirk managed to underestimate the baby’s weight by over 25%.

“He was much larger than expected,” said Kirk, saying JaMichael was the biggest baby he had ever delivered. “Both his mother and father are large people, and she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which contributed to the baby’s size.”

Baby JaMichael has earned himself a nickname already.

“They’re calling him ‘Moose’ up here,” JaMichael’s father told ABC News’ East Texas affiliate, KLTV.

“I’m just excited that he’s here,” said Johnson.

Ms. Johnson is diabetic, and children of diabetic mothers often come out larger.

“While infants of diabetic mothers are large in size, their organ function is not more developed,” said Dr. Manuel Porto, a professor and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at University of California at Irvine. “In fact, their lung development may be delayed. Early delivery can lead to respiratory problems for the newborn.”

Luckily, JaMichael hasn’t had any major health problems yet.

James Gilbert | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

James Gilbert

World news writer James Gilbert is one of the oldest on the Elite Daily writing staff, as he is a borderline Gen Y member. Being considered the dinosaur of the group, he is constantly asked about historical time periods he did not actually live through. All and all, James Gilbert brings that dynamic and balance to the team, rounding out Elite Daily’s Voltron (or that thing the Power Rangers formed for you young whippersnappers.)

More In World

World Sean Levinson

Blackmailers Threaten To Unleash Ebola If They Don’t Receive Ransom

The Czech government has received emails from people threatening to infect the public with Ebola unless a ransom of one million euros in Bitcoin is paid. The anonymous blackmailers claim to have obtained the virus from Liberia and warn that if their demands aren’t met, Ebola will be unleashed in Prague and then to the rest […]

World Gillian Fuller

Heart-Shaped Cloud Floats Above Bride And Groom At The Altar (Photo)

Noticing a heart-shaped cloud floating above you and your significant other on your wedding day is probably a good sign for what’s to come in the years ahead. So congratulations are definitely in order for John and Jessica Hardesty because on their wedding day, that’s exactly what happened. The outdoor ceremony, held in Idaho, took […]

World Adam Pliskin

Twins Spend $20K On Plastic Surgery To Make Sure They Stay Identical

Twin sisters Sara and Emma Koponen do everything together. They work out together. They eat together. They have even had identical plastic surgeries. The Swedish sisters are 25 years old and have spent over $20,000 on plastic surgery in order to change their bodies while looking exactly the same. They’ve had three boob jobs a […]

World Sean Levinson

People In Africa Are Being Urged To Use An Actual ‘Ebola Handshake’

The United States Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, has revealed what is now known as the “Ebola handshake,” displaying how anyone in the countries most affected by the outbreak should greet each other. Among those she’s demonstrated the new greeting with, Power touched elbows with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at a press conference on Tuesday. […]

World Emily Arata

Sisters Jump For Joy After Hearing Their Mom Is Pregnant Again (Video)

When two sisters find out they’re about to have a new sibling, their enthusiasm is infectious. The girls’ mother gives them cakes reading “Big Sister” and “Big Sister… again.” It takes a moment for the message to set in, but soon both girls understand their family’s getting a little bigger. They squeal with excitement, wanting […]

Also On Elite

Food

KFC Korea Is Taking Its Infamous Double Down To A Whole New Level (Photo)

KFC is looking to take its heart attack-inducing Double Down sandwich to all new heights. And we’re not sure how we feel about it. Is it really necessary to create a Double Down with a burger patty sandwiched right in the middle?! KFC Korea is responsible for this monstrosity called the Zinger Double Down King. If you’re […]

Film

15 Ways ‘Fight Club’ Helped To Define This Generation More Than We Recognize

As a blood-soaked Brad Pitt (Tyler Durden) explains the rules of “Fight Club,” I realize that this movie is not only brilliant, it’s Generation-Y in a nutshell. As a generation that wears sweatshirts instead of suits, occupies Wall Street and questions the government peacefully, we are the “Fight Club” of our time. This film brought […]

Food

This Flaming Hot Cheetos Bagel Looks Insanely Delicious (Photos)

A Buffalo, New York co-op unearthed a flavor-blasted creation known as the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Bagel. You read that correctly. BreadHive’s Allison Ewing reports that the bagel was inspired by a local 10-year-old spending a few hours in the bakery’s kitchen. She suggested topping a bagel with her favorite snack food. Bakers begin by creating a […]

Film

James Franco Created A Bizarre Mashup Of ‘Batman’ And ‘Beetlejuice’

James Franco is an interesting cat. He pretty much does exactly what he wants these days — even if his projects end up being mediocre messes. Well, Franco has a new Web series called “Making a Scene,” which airs on AOL. As part of the series, Franco has been making mashups of famous film scenes. […]

Women

Amy Schumer Sums Up Every Girl’s Pre-Sex Prep And It’s Glorious (Video)

Everyone knows, when it comes to females, there is really no such thing as “spontaneous” sex. Sure, the guy may think it’s spontaneous, but there is a 99 percent chance this girl knew what was going down later in the night. As a result, she plucked, waxed, shaved, showered and got a manicure and pedicure. Why? […]