15.5 Pound Baby, Chun Chun, Heaviest in China

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By Myles Collier , Christian Post Contributor
February 7, 2012|4:10 pm

A mother has just welcomed her new born son into the world yet already her baby boy is setting records.

The 15.5-pound baby was born in the city of Xinxiang which is in China's Henan Province. The newborn has set the record for the heaviest baby born in China.

The baby named, Chun Chun, was delivered from a caesarean section which hospital officials said lasted about 20 minutes on Saturday.

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The mother and baby boy are resting and doing fine, according to doctors who spoke with the Chinese newspaper the Dahe Daily.

Mother Wang Yujuan, 29, reportedly told local media that her pregnancy with her second child felt different than her first pregnancy with Chun Chun's big sister, who weighed 8.8 pounds at birth.

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"I clearly felt that my body was more clumsy than when I had been pregnant with my daughter. My belly was bigger than it was then," Wang said.

She continued, "I guessed the baby would be between 10 and 11 pounds. I never expected to hear that he weighs 15.5 pounds."

Han Jingang, Chun Chun's father, told the Sun that his wife did not do anything different while she was pregnant with their son. He was thrilled when she gave birth to "such a big, fat son."

"Today is the first day of spring in the Chinese calendar and he's a 'dragon baby,'" Han told reporters. "I feel very happy."

For the title of China's heaviest newborn, Chun Chun edged out three other babies born between 2008 and 2010 to claim the title of China largest baby. The three previous heaviest babies weighed exactly 15.4 pounds, according to Daily Mail.

The heaviest birth that is on record is listed by Guinness World Records and belongs to a baby boy born in 1879 in Ohio.

That child weighed 23 pounds 12 ounces at birth; unfortunately, the baby died 11 hours after birth.

 

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