It’s possible that in 17 or 18 years, Green Bay might just have a strapping, star linebacker on their hands.
Baby Jordan Tucker was born on Wednesday, April 20th, weighing 12 1/2 pounds, and measuring 23 1/2 inches long. Born at Columbia St. Mary’s Women’s Hospital via cesarean section (thankfully), the hospital staff says he is the largest baby they recall delivering.
Doctors say the newborn is the size of a four-month-old baby.
Proud parents Anetta Beckwith and James Tucker say their firstborn was just one week overdue and although doctors peculated the baby would be big, even they were surprised but just how large baby Jordan was at birth:
“This was way beyond the 99th percentile…It really looked like a kid who could really skip nursery school, and go to kindergarten,” says Dr. Paul Burstein.
Dr. Burstein says the last time he delivered a baby of this size was in 1978.
My girls were a decent 6lbs, 13 oz and 6lbs, 15 oz, so when my 8lb, 1oz son came along, I thought he was huge.
While I can’t imagine giving birth to a twelve pound baby, I am comforted by the fact that this Wisconsin mom delivered through Cesarean section.
Check out the video below for footage of this adorable big boy.
How big was your baby? Was your doctor/midwife’s birth weight estimate about right? Did you babies’ weights vary?
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