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Did anyone see that news about the "humungous" baby born in Wisconsin?

The baby was 12 lbs and 23.5 inches long. Seriously? How is that news worthy? They said he was the size of an average 4 month old. Um, no that would be a very very tiny 4 month old boy. Just wondering if anyone else was annoyed by that. Maybe that family was excited to be on the news, personally I would be offended that they were making such a big deal out of the size of my baby, like he was some kind of freak. 12 lbs is uncommon, but not THAT uncommon.

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Asked by mybella81 at 5:22 PM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Oh, sorry "humongous"

    Comment by mybella81 (original poster) at 5:23 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • I didn't see it but you are right it isn't that uncommon!!

    Answer by Heather759501 at 5:23 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Yeah... My friend had a 10 pound baby. It didn't even make the papers... slow news day?

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:24 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • My Dad and his brother and two sisters weighed 11-12 pounds. Funny thing is they were born in Wisconsin too! ;-)

    Answer by minnesotanice at 5:24 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Here we go this is news worthy. 19 pounds. Ow.  The largest ever was 23 pounds.


    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:26 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • There's a mom in one of my groups who had a 13 pound baby at home unassisted. THAT is incredible. A 12 pound baby born by planned C-section is dumb lol. That doctor had no idea if that mother could birth a 12 pound baby vaginally because she didn't try. You never know until you try!

    Answer by Ati_13 at 5:29 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • I can't imagine carrying 19 lbs of baby! 9 lbs was big enough for me.

    Comment by mybella81 (original poster) at 5:34 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • A family friend had 2 babies that were over 11 lbs and both were born in Wisconsin. Definatley not newsworthy to me.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:28 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • There must be no news around that they have to pick on the little cute baby! 12lb is pretty big, but not surprised about it, I met someone that had a baby around 11lbs so what's the big deal as long he's healthy.

    Answer by Amy2079 at 10:30 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • lol

    When I saw the weight I reread the title and saw your quotes around "humongous."
    No, 12 pounds is not news worthy. puhleez


    Answer by doulala at 2:43 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

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