New born baby the size of a typical 3 month old
Just by looking at Jordan Tucker, from his size and thick curly hair, you'd probably guess he was approaching a year old, not six to seven months.
On a recent visit to the doctor's office, Jordan weighed almost 22 pounds, about 8 pounds larger than a typical boy his age, putting him in the 97th percentile.
During his delivery last spring at Columbia St. Mary's, Jordan weighed 12-and-a-half pounds and was 23-and-a-half inches long, the largest newborn they'd seen in more than 30 years.
Doctors at the time predicted a 10 or 12 pound baby, but the result, said Dr. Paul Burstein last spring, "was way beyond the 99th percentile. It really looked like a kid who could really skip nursery school, and go to kindergarten."
Jordan was the largest newborn he'd seen since 1978.
Jordan's mother had a feeling she was about to have something big.
"All along throughout my pregnancy we knew we were going to have a bigger baby, but we didn't expect the size that he was," said Anetta Beckwith.
At the time of his birth, doctors say he was already the size of a typical three month old.
"They think he's a lot older than what he is. When I tell them he's six months, they say, 'Oh my God, how much did he weigh at birth, then we talk briefly about that," said Beckwith.
As for his height, his mother says doctors think he'll be more than 3 feet tall when he's a year old; a good four inches above average.
"This is right now a 12 month suit, but he's definitely growing out of it already," said Beckwith.