Mom Delivers 15.5 Pound Baby Boy -- Let's Put It In Perspective (VIDEO)

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chun chunWhat's with all the humongous babies all of a sudden? Only one week after a woman in Iowa gave birth to the biggest baby ever born in that state (13 pounds, 12 ounces!), a woman in China has given birth to what is believed to be the biggest baby ever born in that most populous country. And hard as it might be to wrap your mind around, baby Chun Chun, who was born on Saturday in central China (Xinxiang City, Henan province, for those who know their geography), makes Iowa newborn Asher Stewardson look almost like a little guy.

Chun Chun, whose 29-year-old mom had no idea how big he'd be, tipped the scales at birth at a whopping 15.5 pounds! (The baby's dad insists his wife, who delivered Chun Chun via c-section, ate nothing usual during her pregnancy, in case you were wondering.) 

Both mother and baby are reportedly doing well. And Chun Chun's parents are proud as can be of their healthy baby boy.

Of course they are proud. He's cute as a button! A very LARGE button. How large? Well, to put it in perspective, here are a few other things you might pluck from your kitchen shelves or fridge (rounded to the nearest whole number) that weigh about 15.5 pounds (or 248 ounces):

62 sticks of butter

10 jars of spaghetti sauce

7 liters of seltzer

50 cans of tuna fish

8 boxes of Domino's sugar

16 bags of pasta

23 cans of Campbell's soup

2 gallons of milk

Chun Chun is also the size of two average-sized babies (7 pounds., 8 ounces). In other words, that cute bundle Chun Chun is a lot of delicious baby to love!



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What do you think of the idea of a 15.5 pound newborn?


Image via Associated Press/YouTube

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nonmember avatar Theresa

Happy the baby was healthy, but as with all children with macrosomia, hypoglycemic shock is a major risk directly after birth for these babies. What is hardly ever mentioned is the fact that the mothers almost always have gestational diabetes. Pregnant women, please take care of yourselves. Obesity in both mother and baby can lead to the development of diabetes post-partum.

nicki... nicki.hemingway

Oh wow, that's the weight of my dd at 7 months old.

Jaxton Jaxton

That's the weight of my 10-month old baby! WOW!

jaxmadre jaxmadre

You say her husband said she "ate nothing USUAL?" Well that would explain it! 
You sure you didn't mean nothing UNusual? 
Are they sure she wasn't pregnant 15 months??? 

memek... memekisses

Does 'Chun Chun' mean "big big" ?? Haha! Sorry I couldn't help it.

Glad he's a healthy babe though ;)

easun... easunshine

What a cute little ball of baby!!!

Lovei... Loveing_My_Life

Wow My 6 month old is 15 lbs!!


 But he is a cute chuck!

kanie... kaniewskimom84

What a doll! Love his chubby cheeks!!

nonmember avatar Angela

He is so cute! My son was 11 lbs 5 oz at birth. He was a healthy baby and I did not have gestational diabetes. Theresa, this article does not mention macrosomia, nor does it mention the health of the baby and mother other than to say they are doing well. Not a good idea to make assumptions or place stigmas on this family. Good luck to Chun Chun and his lucky parents!

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