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Woman Reveals Her Son Was Born Weighing A "Whopping" 14 Pounds

Woman Reveals Her Son Was Born Weighing A "Whopping" 14 Pounds

Tiktok user Shans1588 revealed that she gave birth to a 14-pound baby that was two times the size of babies his age.

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There are cases where babies are born heavier than normally expected. But, this mother from the US gave birth to a son who came out looking like a toddler and weighed nearly twice as much as the average newborn baby. Tiktok user Shans1588 revealed that she gave birth to a 14-pound baby that was two times the size of babies his age. Responding to a trend on TikTok where parents were sharing the weight of their biggest baby, the user said: "We want to play the biggest baby? I got you." According to Daily Mail, her story has grown so popular, it has been viewed over 29 million times so far.

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"At 38 weeks and one day, I had my second son via C-section by two doctors — because he came in at a whopping 14 pounds, 0.6 ounces," she shared, adding that the baby boy was nearly 24 inches long. This is a far cry from the average weight of babies which weight around 7.5 pounds with a range between 5.5 and 10 pounds also considered normal, per University of Michigan Health. In terms of length, the Tiktoker's son was above the normal range as well, which is between 18 to 22 inches, with 20 inches considered the average. Her son had everybody beat here as well, as he was 24 inches long. Delving deeper into the story of the incredible childbirth, she recalled: "Yes, I gave birth to a toddler who then spent 11 days in the NICU where, clearly, he was the biggest baby in there. The NICU did not even have diapers for him or clothes. They had to go upstairs to pediatrics and get size three diapers and he came home in clothing [sized] six to nine months."



 

 

Her video quickly went viral and garnered as many as seven million likes and over 100,000 comments in a week. Naturally, people had a lot of things to say about the newborn, with plenty of them cracking jokes about the baby's size. "They're holding him like a prize-winning bass," a TikTok user quipped, per Daily Mail. Another added: "They're posing like they just caught him out of a lake." A third person wrote: "He started college classes the next day," while one more added: "That baby drove himself home from the hospital!" Over a week later from her vastly popular debut, Shans1588 shared a follow-up video featuring photos of her son throughout the years and added that she is now five years old. "Our 14 1b .6oz baby boy," she captioned the clip. "J is a healthy, stubborn, and STRONG 5-year-old who loves baseball, football, and Monster Trucks."



 

 

In another story of an above-average-sized newborn, an Australian woman gave birth to a baby who weighed 6.6 kgs (14.5 lbs) at her first weigh-in. For Melis and Ben Amey, parents of the record-holding baby, it was a pleasant surprise but not something that was totally unexpected. Speaking with 7News about her immediate reaction to her baby, Melis said, "I was like (gasps) oh no!" Glenda Amey, the child's grandmother, also said she could not believe how big the baby was. "She's huge. Absolutely huge." According to Mayo Clinic, the condition is called Fetal Macrosomia, where there is "a birth weight of more than 8 pounds, 13 ounces (4,000 grams, 8.8 lbs), regardless of his or her gestational age. About 9 percent of babies born worldwide weigh more than 8 pounds, 13 ounces."



 

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