A women in Texas has given birth to a baby boy who weighs 16 pounds, more than double the average weight of a newborn. Janet Johnson delivered baby JaMichael by caesarean on Friday at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview.
The boy was the heaviest baby to be born at the hospital and reportedly the largest newborn in the Lone Star State. Johnson and her fiance, Michael Brown, knew that a big baby was coming soon.
Two weeks before the delivery, her obstetrician, Dr. John Kirk, said he expected the baby to weigh 12 or 13 pounds. But JaMichael even surprised the doctor.
“He was much larger than expected,” Dr. Kirk told ABC News, claiming that 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," he said.
“They’re calling him ‘Moose’ up here,” the boy’s father told the channel.