ARLINGTON, Texas – A Texas-born baby weighed just under 15 pounds and broke the records for the hospital.
Baby Ali was born on December 12 at Arlington Medical Hospital in Arlington, 1
The average weight of toddlers is about 7 pounds, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Parents Jennifer and Eric Medlock told KTVT that Ali was born over a cesarean section. They were expecting a big baby, they said, since their first-born Annabelle weighed more than 9 pounds at birth.
The arrival of Baby Ali is a blessing for the Medlocks. Jennifer said she has severe polycystic ovarian syndrome, which may increase the risk of infertility for women. Her daughter Annabelle, now two years old, was born with fertility treatment, according to KTVT.
The Medlocks said they were getting ready to start fertility treatments again when they learned they were expecting another baby No matter how tall he is, I'm so blessed to have him, "said Jennifer.
Baby Ali spent a week in the neonatal intensive care unit because his blood sugar and platelets were low, according to KTVT, and he was able to go home.
The recovery was not easy for Jennifer because she had a secondary infection after giving birth, which will take several weeks to heal, said Eric.
Ali is so tall At the age of two weeks, he is already dressed for 3-6 month old clothes – and he already has a diaper size 3, Eric said quickly skipped zero (size). "
Eric said Ali was fine.
"He sleeps and eats and he's just a healthy kid," he said, "just a bit bigger than you'd expect."
The Medlocks said many would predict what Ali would do in the future Based on his size – maybe playing football.
"He's loved," Dad Eric said, "Doing what makes him happy."