Baby breaks birth weight record at Longview hospital

Baby breaks birth weight record at Longview hospital
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POSTED: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 4:46pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 4:47pm

When Janet Johnson of Longview went into Good Shepherd Medical Center for a scheduled Cesarean section birth on Friday morning, she knew she was going to give birth to a big baby.

She just had no idea how big.

When her son, JaMichael Brown, was born at 9:05 a.m., he weighed in at 16 pounds, 1 ounce. The doctors had predicted he'd weigh about 12 pounds, but JaMichael exceeded expectations by more than four pounds.

The baby is the largest ever delivered at Good Shepherd.

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