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Mother Gives Birth to 15-Pound Baby in China

"I clearly felt that my body was more clumsy..."

BEIJING (The Blaze/AP) -- Chun Chun is a chub chub. The baby boy born in central China weighed 15.52 pound (7.04 kilogram) and is possibly the largest newborn on record since the country's founding in 1949.

The state-run Tianjin Post said Tuesday that the 29-year-old mother in Henan province gave birth to the boy Saturday by cesarean section. It said delivery took just 20 minutes and both mother and Chun Chun are doing fine.

(Related: World's tiniest babies are thriving, raising debate over viability)

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The paper said Chun Chun's parents are average size and there was nothing unusual about his mother's pregnancy or diet.

The Sun has more from the mother about the nearly twice average size baby:

Chun Chun's mother Wang Yujuan sensed that something was different from her previous pregnancy with the couple's 6-year-old daughter, who weighed just over 8.8lbs at birth.

She said: "I clearly felt that my body was more clumsy than when I had been pregnant with my daughter.

"My belly was bigger than it was then.

"I guessed the baby would be between ten and 11lbs.

"I never expected to hear that he weighs 15.5lbs."

The paper said it wasn't immediately clear whether Chun Chun made China's record books.

Guinness World Records says the heaviest newborn ever recorded was born to an Ohio woman in 1879 and weighed 23.7 pounds (10.77 kilograms).

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