Mom Gives Birth to America's Biggest Baby of 2013

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scaleThe mother of the little boy crowned the "biggest baby born in the United States in 2013" has just lost her title. Fourteen-pound JJ Brandon was big. But he's got nothing on the baby just born to a Florida mom!

Isaiah Lawrence Johnson was born a week before his mom's due date, but he already weighed in at a whopping 14 pounds, 7.6 ounces! The not-so-little guy was 22 1/2 inches long!

Born via C-section (phewww), Isaiah is the third of Nicia McNelley and Quinta Johnson's kids, but he's the biggest ... by FAR. Considering the average birthweight for a baby in America is around 7 pounds, 7.54 ounces, that's not exactly surprising.

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Yes, you read that right. Big babies are not the norm in America -- despite news like JJ and Isaiah's births this year. It turns out birth weights have actually been on the decline since the 1990s. And that's not just due to an increase in the number of small babies being born. The number of truly "big" babies -- babies who are over the 90th percentile of weight for gestational age -- have also declined by some 2 percent.

Not a big number, but a decline is a decline, and that makes it that much more remarkable that a 14-pound baby was actually unseated as the "biggest" in America. It means experiences like Nicia NcNelley's truly are something to talk about!

Congratulations to the family!

How big was YOUR baby?


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nonmember avatar Trish

Didn't I just read an article about how 7 lbs 12 oz was soo big?

mojoe... mojoe12776

8.3, 8.9, 8.11, 9.6

nonmember avatar Heather

My first was 9.9 and my twins were 6.10 and 5.10, which was a decent size!

Blues... Blueshark77

9lbs 15oz. No gestational diabetes, gained exactly 30 lbs during the pregnancy.


Railr... RailroadGirl

My biggest 7.6 I could not imagine having a baby that size. It came out a toddler. Congrats on the new addition to your family.

proud... proudmother5946

My first was 10.1,22 1/2 inches long. Natural birth. He's 6'9" now. I have a nephew who weighed 11.9.

nonmember avatar laura

my babies were 7.9, 7.15 and 6.2. my sister's were 8.9,9.12 and 6.5

caleb... calebsmama12312

My little one was exactly 5 pounds. I can't imagine having a 14 pound baby! I don't think my boy weighed that much until he was over 6 months.

Linzeekp Linzeekp

6.15, 8.6, and 7.12

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