Sunday, July 10, 2011

Record-Breaking Miracle Babies

Any time a baby is born, it's an absolute miracle - However, a couple of very cute but amazing records have been set recently.

In the first childbirth miracle, the proud parents of twin girls will have no problem telling them apart - although the babies were born just 10-minutes apart, the difference in size and weight is remarkable. Bigger sister Daisy who weighed 8lbs 1oz (3.66kg) at birth already towers over her smaller sibling, Poppy, at 5lb 7oz (2.43kg).

Secondly, the largest baby ever born in the state of Texas (recorded) has weighed in at a whopping 16lbs 1oz (7.29kg - more than a full stone!!).


As is the case with most expectant mothers-to-be of twins, Pamela Sutherland was worried that people might not be able to tell the babies apart... as soon as they were born, both she and her husband Barry knew that this was certainly not going to cause any problems.

Daisy and Poppy were born at Elgin Maternity Hospital five weeks ago. Their size difference is the largest ever recorded in the UK.

The 30-year old new Mum said, "We just couldn’t believe it when they were born and they looked so different... Even the midwife was shocked when she weighed Daisy. She did a double take".


When JaMichael Brown popped into this world weighing over a full stone, it made him the biggest baby ever to have been born in Longview hospital, and now officials believe that he may also be the largest ever recorded in the state of Texas.

Michael Brown, the boys father, said that his new-born son is already known around the hospital as "The Moose"... "The doctor told us he was going be about 12lbs, but when he pulled him out it was a different story".

His mother, Janet Johnson, was healthy but exhausted (go figure!) - although she obviously knew that JaMichael was going to be a big baby, she never imagined that he would be four pounds heavier than the doctors had predicted.

JaMichael was 24" long, with head circumference of 15" and chest a huge 17" (measurements akin to a child who is already around 6-months old). The little giant was born with a full head of hair and the hospital didn't have stocks of nappies large enough to fit him.

Ms Johnson said, "I can’t believe he’s that big. A lot of the baby clothes we bought for him will have to be returned. They’re already too small for him to wear".

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