Mom births her 12th baby Ã¢â‚¬â€ 17-pound Nadia
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BARNAUL, Russia - A Siberian woman who gave birth to her 12th child Ã¢â‚¬â€ doing more than her fair share to stem RussiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s population decline Ã¢â‚¬â€ was stunned to find that little Nadia weighed in at a massive 17 pounds, 1 ounce.
Nadia was delivered by Caesarean section in the local maternity hospital in the Altai region on September 17, joining eight sisters and three brothers, a local reporter said.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We were all simply in shock,Ã¢â‚¬Â said NadiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mother, Tatyana Barabanova, 43. Ã¢â‚¬Å“What did the father say? He couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say a thing Ã¢â‚¬â€ he just stood there blinking.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I ate everything, we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have the money for special foods so I just ate potatoes, noodles and tomatoes,Ã¢â‚¬Â she told the reporter, adding that all her previous babies had weighed more than 11 pounds.
The Guinness World Records lists a 22 pound, 4 ounce baby boy born in Italy in 1955, and a 23 pound, 8 ounce baby boy who was born in the United States in 1879 but died 11 hours later.
The average weight for most healthy newborn babies is around 7 pounds, 6 ounces, according to World Health Organization figures.
Re: Mom births her 12th baby Ã¢â‚¬â€ 17-pound Nadia
Holy hell! That is ginormous! Poor little girl!