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California Mom Breaks Record by Giving Birth to 15-Pound Baby

4158541678_09a31c9723Last month, I went it for my last big ultrasound and the technician told me that the baby was already estimated at weighing nearly 5 pounds. As a mom who has given birth to two girls that were 6 pounds this came as a shocker to me! He could weigh 7 or 8 pounds when he’s born. The only thought that came to my head was, how could my baby boy be so big already?

“Big” is a term to be used loosely because a new mom in California would say that 7 pounds is rather small. Vanessa Cervantez gave birth to Andrew Jacob Cervantez last week via emergency c-section. Andrew weighed in at 15 pounds, 2 ounces, making him the biggest baby born in California — and one of the biggest in the nation.

Not only did Andrew weigh in big, but he also measured two feet long. The big boy came as a shock to the 5-foot-1-inch mom who told  the Victorville Daily Press, “They had to double check, because I didn’t believe them. I thought the machine was broken.”

Although Cervantez’s baby was big, it couldn’t come as that much of a shock to the mother of three. Her first child weighed in at 10 pounds, 10 ounces, and her second was 9 pounds, 14 ounces when she was born. As a mom of soon to be three as well, I guess we should never know what to expect though.

Wishing this new mom and her son the best!

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