Baby got back!
Maxxandra Ford of Tampa, Fl. set a record on Jan. 29 by giving birth to a healthy baby boy weighing 14 pounds and one ounce.
That makes her son the largest baby born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa Bay, and one of the largest ever born in the state’s history.
Ford, who has a 1-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter already, claims that she didn’t even realize she was expecting until about 35 weeks into her pregnancy.
Her newborn son, named Avery Denton, is officially the heaviest baby born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa Bay.
According to WFLA, Ford initially just thought she was gaining weight last fall for other reasons. After going to a doctor in her third trimester, she finally learned that she was about to become a mother of three — or more.
Apparently Ford assumed she would be having twins, considering how large she was growing.
Local news anchor Kerry Klecic posted a photo of little Avery on Twitter, showing a happy and sleeping infant looking perfectly calm and happy.
According to Dr. Vincent Iannelli, a pediatrics expert, the average birth weight for babies born in the U.S. is 7 pounds, 7.5 ounces. All babies born over 8 pounds and 8 ounces are considered High Birth Weight.
Despite Avery’s impressive size, Florida has nothing on Texas when it comes to chubby-cheeked newcomers. In 2011, Janet Johnson gave birth to a 16-pound baby nicknamed “Moose” at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Tex.
Still, Avery is one exceptional baby.