Isaiah Johnson, big baby born at a whopping 14lbs. and 7.6 oz. in Gainesville, Florida
Trent Kelly, WCJB
1:58 PM, Dec 24, 2013
8:48 PM, Dec 24, 2013
When Nicia McNelley was going into her pre-scheduled C-section last Friday, little did she know she would be just ounces away from breaking a record.
"I couldn't believe it. I mean, I have two other kids, but not as big as this guy," McNelley said.
McNelley's baby -- named Isaiah Johnson -- topped the scale at a whopping 14lbs. and 7.6 ounces, becoming the second biggest baby to be born in Florida, this year, and one of the largest ever born at UF Health Shands, catching both the doctors and the mother by surprise.
"Me and his dad, you know, sat and thought, you know, maybe at the most maybe 10 (pounds). Maybe 12 (pounds). But, no, not 14 (pounds)," said McNelley.
McNelley, who lives in Keystone Heights with her two other children and Isaiah's father, says, like any parent, they've already put some thought into young Isaiah's future.
"You know, God forgive me, because you know I'm in Gator country. God forgive me, but my boyfriend is a Seminole fan, so he's wanting him to play football for the Seminoles."
And as for any more children…
"No, I got my tubes tied, and I'm glad I did, because if I would've decided to have more children after this, there's no telling how big they would be after him," said McNelley.