In March, the Herald Sun published an article about Jasper Lucas Booker, a baby who was born in Victoria. The baby was 12.65 pounds and born via C-section.
Jasper is not the only large baby born to his mother, a thirty-six year old woman named Amanda. Amanda and John’s other two boys, Jake and James, were born at 10.56 pounds and 11.44 pounds respectively. Jake, 3, and James, 1, are normal-sized now.
The average birth weight for a baby born in Victoria is 7.43 pounds. Jasper is the biggest baby that pediatrician Dr. Barry Kras has ever seen.
Jasper’s not the biggest baby born by any means. Here are some notable big babies. Some are bigger than Jasper, some are smaller, but all are babies that you hope were born via C-section.
Meet Muhammad Akbar Risuddin. He is a record-breaking big baby – he is the biggest baby born in Sumatra. He weighed 19.2 pounds when he was born in 2009. He was born via C-section.
This is Sean Lightwood (left). He was one of Britain’s biggest babies at 13.6 pounds. This is a picture of him next to a “normal-sized” baby of the same age. No word on how he was delivered.
Born in 1963, John Sochacki weighed 16.2 pounds.
JaMichael Brown, born July 11 of 2011, weighed in at 16.1 pounds, a record for the state of Texas.
The biggest healthy baby on record was born to Carmelina Fedele in 1955. Born in Aversa Italy, the boy was 22.8 pounds, but not much is known about him and there are no pictures. Unless you have one? Will the son of Carmelina Fedele please step forward?