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USBaby born at nearly 15 pounds at Texas hospital

16:20  29 december  2018
16:20  29 december  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Parents welcome 14 pound , 13 ounce baby in Texas , shattering hospital records. CBS News. Annabelle was born through the help of fertility treatments, and Jennifer had planned to start that process again when they learned they were pregnant with Ali.

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A baby born this month in Texas weighed nearly 15 pounds , breaking records for the hospital . Baby Ali was born Dec. They were expecting a big baby , they said, since their firstborn, Annabelle, weighed more than 9 pounds at birth. The arrival of baby Ali is a blessing for the

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At 14 pounds, 13 ounces, Ali Medlock weighs twice the size of an average baby. He is the largest baby to ever be delivered at Arlington Memorial Hospital, his parents told CBS Dallas / Fort Worth.

"I was like 'Omg really'– I don't think it even registered," said mom Jennifer Medlock.

Ali's size doesn't come as a complete shock to parents Jennifer and Eric Medlock — their older daughter Annabelle weighed nine pounds, 10 ounces at birth.

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ARLINGTON, Texas — A baby born this month in the Dallas area weighed nearly 15 pounds , breaking records for the hospital . He was the largest baby born in the hospital according to records, a spokeswoman told CNN. The average weight of full-term babies is about 7 pounds

A baby born this month in Texas weighed nearly 15 pounds , breaking records for the hospital . The average weight of full-term babies is about 7 pounds, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center. Parents Jennifer and Eric Medlock told CNN affiliate KTVT that Ali was born via cesarean

"It doesn't matter how big he is, I'm so blessed," said Jennifer.

Baby born at nearly 15 pounds at Texas hospital© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Ali spent his first week in the NICU due to low blood sugar and low platelets, but he's doing much better now.

Ali spent his first week in the NICU due to low blood sugar and low platelets, but he's doing much better now.

Jennifer wasn't sure she would even be able to have one child, let alone two. She has polycystic ovarian syndrome, a hormonal disorder than can make having children difficult.

Annabelle was born through the help of fertility treatments, and Jennifer had planned to start that process again when they learned they were pregnant with Ali.

"I love proving people wrong," said Jennifer.

People are already speculating about Ali's future based on his size.

"He is meant for something big," she said. "Maybe not football, everyone keeps saying that."

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