Nearly 15 pound TX baby breaks hospital record

Posted at 10:10 PM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 23:10:09-05

ARLINGTON, TEXAS (KTVT/CNN) – Just in time for the new year, a Texas family is celebrating their new addition.

But little one might be a misnomer when talking about baby Ali. 

Right now baby Ali is nearly twice the size of an average newborn, but this baby boy, is anything but average.

He came into the world just shy of 15 pounds, weighing in at 14 pounds and 13 ounces, breaking a record at Arlington Memorial Hospital

"I was like OMG really, I don't think it even registered," said Jennifer Medlock. 

Jennifer and Eric Medlock say they were anticipating a bigger than average baby, after all, big sister Annabelle weighed 9 pounds 10 ounces at birth.

"We heard an 'oh my' behind the curtain, oh my what," said Jennifer. 

Ali was born via c-section. Mom says she had a very healthy pregnancy, though ali did spend a week in the NICU because his blood sugar and platelets were low.

"It doesn't matter how big he, I'm so blessed to have him," said Jennifer. 

For this couple, Ali is a blessing in many ways. Jennifer has severe polycystic ovarian syndrome. Doctors told them that having a family would be a longshot. 

"We tried anyway and prayed," said Jennifer. 

Annabelle was born through the help of fertility treatments.

"Our last treatment they said that my follicle would turn into a cyst."

The family was getting ready to start the process again, when they learned they were expecting Ali. 

"I love proving people wrong."

Many are already planning his future based on his size.

"He is meant for something big, maybe not football everyone keeps saying that," said Jennifer. 

"He's loved. Do whatever makes him happy," said Eric. 

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