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15 pound baby California: Record-setting baby born, largest ever in California

15 pounds, 2 ounces, 24 inches
15 pounds, 2 ounces, 24 inches
Daily Press

The 15-pound baby born in California is one of the biggest babies born in the U.S. and it is the largest baby ever born in California. At 15 pounds, 2 ounces, and measuring 24 inches, Andrew Jacob is an impressive baby. According to a SF Gate news report on Jan. 20, 2014, the baby’s mom said after his birth that “I couldn’t even believe it. They had to double check because I didn’t believe them; I thought the machine was broken.”

The 15-pound baby born in California is undoubtedly a record-setting birth. It is the largest baby ever born in California and one of the largest babies born in the world. In 2009, a 19-pound baby was born in Indonesia, and in 2007, a 17-pound baby was born in Russia. Reportedly, the largest baby born in the United States was in 2013 with a 14-pound baby born in Utah. Among the Guinness Book of World Records babies are a 22.5-pound baby born in Italy in 1955, and a 23 pounds, 12 ounces baby born to Ann Abates in Canada in 1879. The 23-pound baby died only 11 hours after birth.

Fortunately, the 15-pound baby boy born in California at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday is in the best care. Following his birth, Andrew was immediately sent by air flight to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital after doctors discovered that the baby had trouble breathing on his own.

“He’s having trouble breathing on his own,” said Andrew’s mom, 28-year-old Vanessa Cervantez. “That’s what they’re monitoring him for right now.”

Vanessa Cervantez describes herself as being “ 5’1” and heavyset.” Her other son was at birth “10 pounds, 10 ounces and my daughter was 9 pounds, 14 ounces.” According to a Victorville Daily Press report, Vanessa hasn’t been able to hold the newest 15-pound addition to the family yet but the baby boy’s father, 29-year-old Daniel Cervantez has been spending time with him at the hospital in Loma Linda. “Briana Pastorino, a spokeswoman for Loma Linda, confirmed that a baby by the name of Andrew Cervantez was in the neonatal intensive care unit, but she said she couldn’t release more information about the patient.”

California’s 15 pound baby was born at 38 weeks via an emergency cesarean section when doctors discovered during a routine pregnancy test on Thursday that there was decreased fetal movement. The happy but exhausted mom says that “she was expecting a large baby, but wasn’t prepared for one weighing 15 pounds.”