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Think Your Baby was Big at Birth? Think Again!

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Imagine a newborn baby twice the size of a 5-month-old?

When my younger daughter was born last summer, I couldn’t keep track of just how many people remarked on her size.

“Wow, she’s a big one!”

“Holy cow! She’s enormous!”

The comments on her heft were relentless.

She was 8 pounds, 8 ounces, which I actually thought was fairly average (although we live at altitude, where babies are generally smaller, so to be fair to the peanut gallery, she bucked the trend in our town anyway).

Then I read about the biggest baby ever born in China last weekend and I’m looking at my daughter now like a petite little thing. That’s because, at 5-months-old, my daughter is currently smaller than this newborn baby boy was at birth.

Guess how much he weighed?

15.52 pounds

Holy big baby, Batman! Chun Chun was born in Henan province, and he isn’t even the biggest baby ever born. According to Jezebel, that record goes to a baby born in 1879 who topped the scales at 23.7 pounds.

Thankfully for Chun Chun’s mom’s vagina, he was born via C-section.

I mean, can you imagine?

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