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For this infant, “that’s a big boy,” is an understatement.

Sara Brandon of Utah got the surprise of her life when she delivered a 14 pound baby boy earlier this year via cesarean section.

Joel Brandon Jr., nicknamed J.J., was born by cesarean section on May 9 at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, weighing in at 14 pounds and measuring 22 inches long.

He is believed to be the heaviest baby born in the U.S. this year; only Addyson Gale Cessna of Pennsylvania, who weighed 13 pound 12 ounce, comes close.

Brandon’s last ultrasound predicted he’d be about 11 pounds. But baby J.J. is so big that he’s actually wearing the same size diapers as his 2-year-old twin sisters.

Because of his large size, two doctors were needed to help Brandon give birth and the baby suffered respiratory problems shortly afterwards. He spent a week in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but was able to return home and is now in good health.

But how did J.J. get this big in the first place?

KSL reported that his size could be because of his mother’s Type 1 diabetes or simply because of her family’s history of big babies and her husband’s height.

But doctors said that as J.J. grows and becomes a toddler he’ll slim down closer to average size.

‘This big bubba melts my heart,’ Brandon said. ‘I love him more than I ever imagined I could love a sweet baby boy. He is my squishy cuddle bug.’

We’re glad he’s healthy…in size and in general.

SOURCE: Daily Mail | PHOTO CREDIT: Sara Brandon