Huge Baby Born in Wisconsin!


12.5 pound baby born in Milwaukee
Not Actual Baby
Look out Milwaukee! There's a new, ginormous baby in town, and he looks hungry. Last Wednesday, Jordan Tucker was brought into the world at almost twice the size of the average infant, weighing in at 12.5 pounds and measuring 23.5 inches. Whoo! His mother, Anetta Beckwith, was only about one week overdue and her doctor was estimating the baby would weigh in at 10, maybe 12 pounds. Looks like he's an overachiever.

Like many of you reading this, I am so glad that baby did not come out of my vagina. But that big boy didn't come out of his own mother's, either.

Yep, a c-section helped baby Jordan into the world and I'm guessing his mother might be relieved. (Although I have a friend who gave birth naturally to an 11+ pound-er, and she claimed she was fine. I, however, am much more of a wuss than that.) Jordan's father claims the boy has already grown out of his newborn clothes they brought to the hospital, so he's off for some shopping so they don't take him home naked.

This is one of those times when you stop and say, "Why are babies so big today???" But the fact of the matter is, this kid may have been huge, but the doctor delivering said he hadn't seen a baby this big since 1978. So there were clearly some giant kiddos being born in Milwaukee back in the '70s. Could beer and cheese to be blame?

I kid. But I do think beer and cheese are in order for the mom who has essentially been carrying around a 4-month-old in her uterus.

How big was your baby?


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Jennifer Shadrick

mine was a whopping  1lb 13oz ..  i could not imagine a baby that big.. im glad she had a c-section.. i

zades... zadesmom1998

My oldest son was ten lbs one ounce 24 inches and my youngest was 6 weeks early and was 8 lbs 11 ounces 22 in. So if i would of made to term he would of been huge.

TxMom... TxMom2324

my dd was 11.4 lbs and 24in long :) not c-section

nonmember avatar Abi

My daughter was born at 13 lb 8 oz last February. No, I did not have GD. She was born on her due date as calculated by LMP and ovulation date, so not overdue. I gained about sixty pounds, so more than you're "supposed" to but certainly not that unusual. She was positioned in such a way that no one had any idea how big she was. And yes, a c-section.

Kimberly Virga

My son was 9 lbs, 12 oz, 21.5 inches and I had a section after 17 hours of horrible labor...there was NO WAY he was coming naturally. My daughter, born this past December, was 8 lbs 9 oz, much more tolerable, 20 inches, also a section, my choice due to the first time... she was 39 weeks exactly, my son was 41 weeks.

nonmember avatar India

My daughter was early due to preeclampsia and was skin and bones at 5ibs 5oz 20.5 in. My 1st son was 8ibs 6oz 21 in. And my baby boy was 9ibs 1oz 21in, 2 days after his edd, all vaginal but the funny part is the 5pounder was the hardest, 42 hours of induced labor.

Kat.M. Kat.M.

Crazy! I am petite (4'11") and doctors estimated my baby to be 6 pounds and 19 in my baby ended up being 7 lb 8.5 oz and 21" long. I had a pretty small belly but it looked huge on me lol

tntmo... tntmom1027

ouch!  My son was 5 lb 13 oz and a csection baby, delivered early because my flood was low(actually non-existent) and he could not handle the pressure of a vaginal delivery. 

I have a cousin that was 12 lbs, and that was in the 70's as well(late 70's), my poor aunt, and she has had total of 7 children

Lynette Lynette

get off your back to birth the big baby and push when you want and not when an OB tells you too and birthing a big baby is not that big of a deal!

Seren... Serenatai

My son was born at 10lbs, 1 oz. 23 inches long. I was 5'6", and hardly big. I delivered naturally.

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