One mom in Florida got a big gift just in time for Christmas.
Nicia McNelley, 30, is celebrating Christmas day with her newborn baby boy who weighs 14 pounds and 7.6 ounces.
Isaiah Lawrence Johnson was born at UF Health Shands Hospital measuring 22½ inches. He is one of the largest babies ever born at the hospital, according to hospital officials.
Isaiah was born by cesarean section at 11:23 a.m. Friday, a week before his due date. Mother and child were doing well and were discharged Monday, just in time for Christmas. The baby's due date was Dec. 27.
“It seems like it took them forever to get him out,” McNelley told the Gainesville Sun.
This was the third baby for McNelly and Isaiah's father, Quinta Johnson, and he is the couple's largest baby, by far.
Two years ago we told you about a woman who gave birth to a 16 pound baby in Texas.
According to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, there are a few possible conditions that a newborn of a diabetic mother might face.
A newborn infant of a diabetic mother may develop one, or more, of the following:
Hypoglycemia - The baby's may have low blood glucose level. The level is checked after birth, and if the level is too low, it may be necessary to give the baby glucose intravenously.
Macrosomia - The combination of high blood glucose levels from the mother and high insulin levels in the fetus results in large deposits of fat which causes the fetus to grow excessively large.
Birth injury - Birth injury may occur due to the baby's large size and difficulty being born.
Respiratory distress (difficulty breathing) - Too much insulin in a baby's system due to diabetes can delay surfactant production which is needed for lung maturation.