(HuffPost) The average weight of a newborn baby is about 7 1/2 pounds, which is why it's shocking -- even in Texas -- that a woman has given birth to a 16-pound baby boy.
Two feet tall at birth, JaMichael Brown is the biggest baby ever born in the state of Texas.
"A lot of the stuff we bought him is too little," mother Janet Johnson told The Today Show.
The nurse who helped deliver JaMichael said there are health implications for an infant this large.
The medical term for large infants is "macrosomia," literally meaning "large of body." These babies often have high blood sugar at birth, and a greater chance of obesity or diabetes later in life, doctors say.
How big is possible cause for concern? According to Babycenter.com, over 9 pounds and 15 ounces is considered "much larger than average."