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Matthew Anthony Maldanado, 14-Pound Baby, Born In California

Giant Baby

First Posted: 05/31/11 11:18 AM ET Updated: 11/16/11 06:11 AM ET

Move over, Glen Davis: the Boston Celtics player's nickname, "Big Baby," might well be stolen by a California newborn.

Matthew Anthony Maldanado weighed 14 pounds, 3.8 ounces when he was born in Salinas, Calif., on May 9, according to NBC Los Angeles.

The infant's poor mother, Emily, was in labor for two days before doctors at Natividad Medical Center performed a cesarean delivery.

"They took him out and the doctor started saying 'damn', so they put him on the scale," Emily said, according to NBC.

Meanwhile, father Jose was given a heads-up that the baby would be big, the Examiner reported.

Baby Maldanado was nearly twice the size of the average American newborn, which weighs 7.5 pounds at birth, according to Parents.com.

Still, Baby Maldanado is a half-pint compared to the biggest baby ever. The Guinness Book of World Records says that in 1878, a Canadian mother named Anna Bates birthed a son who weighed 23 pounds, 12 ounces.

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Filed by Michael McLaughlin  |