A 14-pound baby born in Florida is one of the biggest blessings this holiday season for one North Central Florida couple, according to a Dec. 24 report by ABC’s Gainesville affiliate WCJB-TV.
Mom Nicia McNelley, a resident of Keystone Heights, had no idea when she went in for a scheduled C-Section that she would deliver a 14 pounds, 7.6 ounces and 22.5 inches long baby boy. For his part, newly minted Florida resident Isaiah Johnson is setting his own state record. He is the second biggest baby to be born in Florida this year, and one of the biggest babies to be born at UF Health Shands (view a photo of the happy family).
“Me and his dad sat and thought, you know, maybe at the most 10 [pounds], maybe 12 [pounds]. But no... not 14,” McNelley.
Fox News reports that Isaiah was born seven days before his due date, and that both Isaiah and his mother are expected to be home by Christmas.
30-year-old McNelly told the Gainsville Sun, “It seems like it took them forever to get him out.”
This was the third baby for McNelly and Isaiah's father, Quinta Johnson. The exhausted mom got her tubes tied shortly after Isaiah’s C-Section birth.