Born weighing exactly 14 pounds, Joel Brandon Jr. was one of the biggest babies of 2013. Brandon Jr., affectionately known as JJ, was delivered in Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah, via via C-section. At the time, mom Sara Brandon said she was not expecting such a large bundle of joy. "My last ultrasound showed that he was going to be around 11 pounds," Sara Brandon told The Huffington Post. "So when he came out and he was 14, I think everyone in the whole room—even the doctors—was so surprised."
Despite spending a week in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit due to respiratory issues following his birth, JJ is healthy and happy, and weighed in at 23 pounds (he was in the 150th percentile) and wore a size 2 diaper at his 4-month checkup. “He’s my cuddly, chunky baby,” Brandon said.
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