A woman in China will be getting quite a good arm workout while caring for her newborn son. He was born this past weekend and weighed in at a hearty 15.52 pounds. That is a lot of baby. His mother, a 29-year-old woman from the Henan province, gave birth to him via C-section, which is probably a good thing in terms of being able to keep her pelvis in working order. His parents, who are both of average size, named him Chun Chun. He is believed to be the largest newborn on record since the country was founded in 1949, but, as impressive as Chun Chun's birth weight is, he won't be claiming the Guinness World Record. That apparently belongs to a baby born in 1879 that weighed in at 23.7 pounds. Once they cross the 20 pound mark, maybe we should just skip calling them babies and classify them as newborn toddlers.
My son was 10lb 6oz when he was born a month early. I had a moron doctor who's genious idea for treating my gestitional diabetes was was not to tell me I had it. She went on vacation and her replacement read my file and freaked that I was not getting help.
Long story short, after many tests they discovered that my baby was growing too fast. If I went to full term, he would of been around 15lb. He was born via scheduled c-section and had to be placed in the NICU for a month becuase he had a few issues.
When he was in the NICU, they placed him next to a baby that was born 1lb 5oz and all of the nurses would marvel at the big baby and the tiny baby like they were a circus attraction. almost 5 years later and the big baby is now the smallest in his class and the little baby is really tall for her age.