Really, Really Big Baby Weighs in at 16 Pounds

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There are big babies. And then there are really big babies. And then there's JaMichael Brown.

Born July 8 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Texas, the boy weighed a whopping 16 pounds, one ounce at birth, "Today" reports.

Setting a hospital record, JaMichael was born via cesarean section and measures two-feet tall, according to the news show.

"They (the doctors) think he's going to be fine," his mother, Janet Johnson, who had gestational diabetes during her pregnancy, tells "Today."

They boy's father, Michael Brown, who is six-feet, six-inches tall, himself, tells "Today" JaMichael may have a future in basketball.

"I was just amazed when he came out -- I mean, how big he was," Brown tells the news show.

KYTX, the local CBS affiliate, reports the boy was predicted to weigh 12 or 13 pounds.

According to the station, hospital staff is unsure whether JaMichael's weight earns a state record, but they have yet to find documentation of a baby who weighed more in Texas. The world record, KYTX says, is 23 pounds, 12 ounces.

So much for the cute baby clothes the couple received at JaMichael's baby shower.

"A lot of the stuff that we bought him is too little, so we're gonna have to exchange a lot of stuff," Johnson tells "Today."

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