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November 1, 2013

Utah mom gives birth to 14-pound baby

AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Born at a whopping 14 pounds 0 ounces, Joel Jr. may just be the biggest baby born in the United States in 2013.

Joel Brandon Jr., nicknamed "J.J.," was welcomed into the world at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem on May 9. His mother, Sara Brandon, was warned he would be a larger baby at her last ultrasound before he was born, but at the time he was measuring around 11 pounds.

“When he came out and they put him on the scale and it said 14 pounds even, I was very shocked, to say the least,” she said. The claim of biggest baby in the world born in 2013 currently belongs to George King from England, who weighed in at 15 pounds 7 ounces in February, but J.J. beat out 13.74 pound Jasleen, who was born in July and reported to be the heaviest baby ever born in Germany.

Full story: 14-pound Utah baby may be heaviest in US for 2013