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2013 Biggest Baby

Posted by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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The mother of the little boy crowned the "biggest baby born in the United States in 2013" has just lost her title. Fourteen-pound JJ Brandon was big. But he's got nothing on the baby just born to a Florida mom!

Isaiah Lawrence Johnson was born a week before his mom's due date, but he already weighed in at a whopping 14 pounds, 7.6 ounces! The not-so-little guy was 22 1/2 inches long!

Born via C-section (phewww), Isaiah is the third of Nicia McNelley and Quinta Johnson's kids, but he's the biggest ... by FAR. Considering the average birthweight for a baby in America is around 7 pounds, 7.54 ounces, that's not exactly surprising.

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Yes, you read that right. Big babies are not the norm in America -- despite news like JJ and Isaiah's births this year. It turns out birth weights have actually been on the decline since the 1990s. And that's not just due to an increase in the number of small babies being born. The number of truly "big" babies -- babies who are over the 90th percentile of weight for gestational age -- have also declined by some 2 percent.

Not a big number, but a decline is a decline, and that makes it that much more remarkable that a 14-pound baby was actually unseated as the "biggest" in America. It means experiences like Nicia NcNelley's truly are something to talk about!

Congratulations to the family!

How big was YOUR baby?

by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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kLynch315
by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 6:27 PM
Wow! That's a huge baby! Mime were 8.9, 8, and 10 lbs. I thought those were big. Lol
goddess99
by Michelle on Dec. 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Wow. My dd was 9# 7oz.

splatz
by Sarah on Dec. 26, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Oh sweet mother... I wonder if she had gestational diabetes or he was just that big for no specific reason. 

Mine were 7lbs 14oz & 9lbs 6oz

Mommy2Boys0900
by Unique Yanique on Dec. 26, 2013 at 9:28 PM
Mine were average, I guess. Donnie was 7 lbs even and Cameron was 7 lbs 6 oz
JTE11
by Member on Dec. 27, 2013 at 12:51 AM

That is an immense baby, good grief. My DD was only 6 lbs!

ToniTennille
by Member on Dec. 27, 2013 at 12:59 AM

8 lbs 15.5 oz, 11 lbs, 8 lbs 10 oz, 7 lbs 4 oz, 6 lbs 4 oz. The biggest was the easiest believe it or not.

delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Dec. 27, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Mine were all between 5 to nearly 8 lbs.

humblemommy
by on Dec. 27, 2013 at 6:52 AM

oh, dear Lord!!! My DD was 7 lbs 13 oz

johnny4ever
by Mrs. Depp on Dec. 27, 2013 at 7:26 AM

My son was 7 lbs 6.4 oz

Janet
by Ruby Member on Dec. 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM

WOW that's huge! My biggest was 7lbs 4 oz.

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