A couple in Texas are the proud parents of 16-pound, 1-ounce, 2-foot-long JaMichael Brown.
The couple, Janet Johnson and Michael Brown welcomed their son at 9:05 Friday morning in Longview’s Good Shepherd Medical Center. JaMichael who was quickly nicknamed “the Moose,” is the largest child ever born in the hospital.
Baby Brown’s weight is just about equivalent to that of a six-month-old. An average newborn weighs about seven-and-a-half pounds. His mother, 39-year-old Janet suffered from gestational diabetes, which can result in or indicate bigger birth weights.
As huge as JaMichael is, there have been heftier newborns.
The heaviest baby according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was born in Ohio in 1879 and weighed 23 pounds, 12 ounces.
More recently, a baby weighing 17 pounds was born in Brazil.
In 2009, a baby that weighed 19.2 pounds was born in Indonesia – setting a record for the country and capturing global attention on the web.