Just in time for the new year, a Texas family is celebrating their new addition. But little one might be a misnomer when talking about baby Ali.
Ali set a new record for the hospital — weighing in at almost 15 pounds at birth.
Right now baby Ali is nearly twice the size of an average newborn–but this baby boy–is anything but average.
“He’s my special baby.”
He came into the world just shy of 15 pounds–weighing in at 14 pounds and 13 ounces–breaking a record at Arlington Memorial Hospital.
“I was like ‘oh my God really’–I don’t think it even registered,” said Jennifer Medlock, proud mother to Ali.
Jennifer and Eric Medlock say they were anticipating a bigger than average baby–after all–big sister Annabelle weighed 9 pounds 10 ounces at birth.
“We heard an oh my behind the curtain–oh my what,” said Jennifer.
Ali was born via C-section. mom says she had a very healthy pregnancy–Ali did spend a week in the NICU because his blood sugar and platelets were low.
“It doesn’t matter how big he is, I’m so blessed to have him,” said Jennifer.
For this couple–Ali is a blessing in many ways– Jennifer has severe polycystic ovarian syndrome. And doctors told them having a family would be a long shot.
“We tried anyway and prayed,” said Jennifer.
Annabelle was born through the help of fertility treatments.
“Our last treatment they said that my follicle would turn into a cyst,” said Jennifer. “They’re wrong it turned into her.”
The family was getting ready to start the process again when they learned they were expecting Ali.
“I love proving people wrong,” added Jennifer.
Many are already planning his future based on his size.
“He is meant for something big–maybe not football everyone keeps saying that,” said Jennifer.
But it’s music that runs in the family.
Both Jennifer and Eric are music teachers.