Parents call their baby the Big Enchilada!
MEQUON, Wis., June 29-The third child in a family of remarkably big babies was the biggest of all, tipping the scales at 6,250 grams, according to John Waeltz, M.D., the mother's Milwaukee ob-gyn. The mother tested negative repeatedly for gestational diabetes.
The new baby, who was born slightly jaundiced but otherwise healthy, with an Apgar score of 8 and 9, came home to this Milwaukee suburb yesterday after three days of light therapy for mildly elevated bilirubin, said Dr. Waeltz.
Paul and Robin Buzzell displayed their "Big Enchilada" on national TV
. The mother, a nurse, is of normal size, at five feet, seven inches. Her husband is six feet two inches.
Cameron, their first child, now four, weighed 11 pounds, eight ounces, and their second child, Alexis, now two, weighed 10 pounds, eight ounces. Their new sister, Delaney Jessica, was 13 pounds, 12 ounces.
During the first pregnancy, said Dr. Waeltz, the mother had a one-hour 50 gram glucose screening at 24 weeks, which was normal. During her second pregnancy, she had another one-hour screening, which was normal, and a three-hour oral glucose tolerance test after a 100 gram glucose load, which was also normal. In her third pregnancy, she had two glycosylated hemoglobin tests, one immediately after birth. Both HbA1C readings were under 6.
During the third pregnancy, Mrs. Buzzell gained nearly 50 pounds.
In Dr. Waeltz's eyes, the most remarkable feature of Delaney Jessica's size is that she was born three weeks early, unlike some large babies who are born late. Nevertheless, he pointed out, any baby over 5 kg is rare, and this one was 6.25 kg.
He noted that there was a 17-pound baby born in Brazil in January who had a number of postnatal complications.
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