California Mom Says 16-Pound Baby Sets State’s Record

Baby ScaleCalifornia sure knows how to grow ‘em! Just a couple of weeks ago, I told you about a 15-pound baby born earlier this year who broke records as largest baby born in the state. Well, it seems that even though baby Andrew Jacob Cervantez weighed in a heavy 15 pounds 2 ounces at birth, he didn’t hold the record.

A California mom of a 16-pound baby born last year has now come forward to set the record straight. Sosefina Tagalu gave birth to her son Sammisano Joshua Talai Otuhiva in August 2013 and he weighed in at 16 pounds 1.7 ounces. Although her son was large, she was no stranger to having big babies (which was the case with Cervantez as well.) Tagalu has two other sons that were both born weighing 11 and 12 pounds.

Tagalu told the Huffington Post that he was born early and doctors predicted if he had waited until his due date he could have weighed nearly 18 pounds. She even admitted that the now 25-pound, 5-month-old baby wears 12-month clothing and has never used any of the clothes or diapers she received as gifts at her baby shower.

Although Tagalu claims that her son is California’s largest to be born, the state doesn’t track birth weights. So, we will never really know if Sammisano is the largest in history, but it’s a title that Tagalu would like to claim — unless someone else comes forward.

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