Whoa, Baby

Baby born three weeks early weighs in at 13 pounds

By Bruce Felps
|  Thursday, Oct 28, 2010  |  Updated 12:36 AM CDT
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Susy Solis, NBCDFW.com

A North Texas baby born over the weekend weighs in at 13 pounds and is 2 feet long.

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We interrupt this day of all things Texas Rangers (not really since the child is in a Rangers shirt) to bring you word of a newborn who broke the size record for infants delivered at Texas Health Harris Methodist Southwest in Fort Worth.

The kid -- named Justice -- joined the ranks of the living-breathing weighing in at 13 pounds, and wowza, hope mom’s OK. It likely comes as no surprise that the delivery occurred via C-section.

The weight becomes even more attention grabbing when one considers the fact that the baby was born three weeks before his due date. Imagine how big that little sucker [hehe] might have been after waiting full-term to get welcomed to the world.

A missive from the hospital stated that little Justice -- and there’s your oxymoron for the day -- broke the hospital record for baby-weight-at-birth, so geez, poor kid, what do you do for an encore?

The doctor who delivered Justice -- and there’s the title of a Western novel I’ll never write -- said he’d never seen a baby who weighed 13 pounds at birth.

Here’s betting the mother is glad she has.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He’s placing this at No. 613 on the list of reasons not to have kids.

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