Normally when a woman gives birth in China, it isn’t big news since it would take 600 networks running around the clock to cover that kind of procreation. But one woman stunned the world last weekend when she gave birth to the biggest baby in the country’s recorded history. Weighing in at a whopping 15.5 pounds, Chun Chun has already broken at least one national record and I assume one cervix.
But mama is resting healthily, happily and proudly this week, as her and her husband are basking in the glory of uterine walls that could stymie the Mongolian army. Via The Daily Mail:
His delighted father told local TV: ‘My wife was not different from other pregnant women. She ate and drank normally as she should. But she’s given birth to such a big, fat son.
‘Today is the first day of spring in the Chinese calendar and he’s a ‘dragon baby’. I feel very happy,” his father Han Jingang told local broadcaster Xinxiang Television.
His 29-year-old mother, Wang Yujuan, said she had sensed something special.
Three babies were born in China between 2008 and 2010 that each weighed roughly 15.4 pounds, but those little tykes have shamed and dishonored their country and families. Today, Chun Chun is the biggest baby ever born in China, and with some hard work and dedication, the country’s top scientists will one day be able to produce a baby big enough to topple the Ohio newborn that popped out at 23 pounds in 1879.
In fact, I think I found a newspaper clipping from that day.
(Banner via the AP.)