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Fla. Mother of 14 lb. baby says 'No more kids'

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"Little" Isaiah Johnson surprised his parents as well as hospital staff. "Little" Isaiah Johnson surprised his parents as well as hospital staff.
"Little" Isaiah Johnson surprised his parents as well as hospital staff. "Little" Isaiah Johnson surprised his parents as well as hospital staff.
GAINESVILLE, FL (WFLA) - A Florida mother is taking home a big bundle of joy, just in time for Christmas and it's one of the biggest babies in Florida this year.

On Friday, Dec. 20, Nicia McNelley, who lives just outside of Gainesville, gave birth to a 14 pound, 7.6 ounce baby boy named Isaiah Johnson. He was the heaviest baby born at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital this year and the second biggest in Florida for 2013, although that baby's weight was unverifiable on Christmas Eve.

Isaiah is McNelley's third child. When she learned she was pregnant again on Mother's Day, she figured the baby might be born big. Her first daughter weighed 9 pounds, 15 oz. and her first son weigh 11 pounds, 11 oz.

Then came the doctor's appointment.

"I had an idea that [Isaiah] would be big when they did my 32-week ultrasound and he was almost 7 pounds then. They say they gain a pound every week until you deliver... so 10-to-12 pounds at the most, but I never thought 14," McNelley said.

She had Isaiah through cesarean section on Friday.

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"I even looked over and at one point saw the doctor standing on a step-stool to go over me and try to pull him out. They were having the hardest time because he was so big," she remembers.

"When they pulled him out... I was, 'Oh my God!' Just, you could tell just by looking at him, he was huge."

She and others have been smiling ever since.

"One of the other doctors made a comment about him having bigger biceps than he had," she said as she laughed.

Isaiah spent time in the NICU because his sugar dropped after his birth. It was a high-risk pregnancy because of gestational diabetes, but little Isaiah was doing well and doctors expected he would go home on Christmas Eve afternoon. McNelley and her boyfriend, Quinta Johnson, had their son's outfit on him already, knowing that the shirt could fit an 18-month-old.

"There's nothing small on this baby," she said as she laughed, adding that Isaiah will be her last child.

"I don't even want to imagine what the next one would be if I had another... after having 14 pounds."

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