Not Actual Baby FootOuch, ouch, ouch. New Boston mom Amanda Byron must still be icing her privates after she gave birth vaginally last week to a 13-pound, 2-ounce baby boy. The lucky lady was the recipient of said baby after only four hours of labor and 10 minutes of pushing.
Jonathan Patrick Rozzi arrived to a very surprised group of family and nurses who were not expecting a baby boy as big as a 3-month-old.
If you're like me, your first thought was, "That lady must have eaten Cheetos for every meal." But Byron assures us she ate a normal, well-balanced diet that didn't include soda. While the height and weight of the mom weren't announced (wouldn't you just smack someone who asked you for that information post-birth?), Byron also says she and her fiance don't come from large people.
Since an average baby weighs 6 to 8 pounds, but we're regularly seeing 10-pounders, you've got to wonder: Why are babies so darn big these days?
It's good news (although tell that to women and their sore nether regions), as women are eating healthier diets, and fewer women are smoking during pregnancy. So babies are actually bigger and more muscular when they arrive, which means they'll most likely be healthier adults thanks to moms' diet and lifestyle.
But not all big babies are due to healthier moms. In fact, the scariest health issue tied to higher birth weight rates is gestational diabetes. These rates are also going up as women over the age of 35 are succumbing to the condition, and that increased blood sugar in mom circulates into baby, making him plump.
It appears that baby Jonathan is in the former camp, and his mom must be in great shape to pull off that amazing feat in birthing.
Did you have a really big baby?
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