Everything's bigger in Texas - even the babies.

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The average newborn birth weight in the nation is about 7.5 pounds, and babies over 8 pounds, 13 ounces are considered large. Just under 10 percent of babies fall into the larger range, according to parenting website momlovesbest.com.

Heaviest Baby on Record

According to the Guinness World Records, Ann Bates of Canada gave birth to the biggest newborn ever recorded in 1879, when her baby weighed in at a whopping 23 pounds, 12 ounces.

Can you imagine the size of those diapers? Add in the fact that this was before Pampers, and you've got one huge nightmare trying to find something to fit this poor kid!

Heaviest Baby Born in Texas

In July 2011, Janet Johnson gave birth to a baby boy who was more than double the average weight of a newborn.

ABC News reported that Baby JaMichael was the heaviest baby to be born at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Texas and reportedly is the largest newborn on record in the Lone Star State.

Johnson and her fiance, Michael Brown, knew that a big baby was coming soon, but JaMichael even surprised the doctor coming in at 16 pounds. Two weeks before her delivery via c-section, Johnson's obstetrician Dr. John Kirk said he expected the baby to weigh 12 or 13 pounds.

The most recent runner-up would be Baby Ali, born in December 2018 at Arlington Medical Hospital in Arlington, Texas. Baby Ali weighed 14 pounds, 13 ounces and was the largest baby ever born at the hospital.

What Causes Big Babies?

Some factors that can cause a large child are obviously genetic, however, the size of a baby doesn’t just depend on weight. It also depends on the position of a baby during labor and the age of the mother when she gives birth. Approximately 10 percent of mothers over 40 have a large baby, compared to 3 percent of younger moms.

Who Are The 5 Richest People in Texas, Not Counting Elon Musk?

There are more billionaires in America than in any other country, according to Stacker. For some people, the money just keeps pouring in, as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is projected to become the world’s first trillionaire by 2026.

However, Bezos is not the world's richest person right now. That title goes to the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk. Musk owns a mansion in Austin but says his main home is a $50,000 rental from SpaceX in Boca Chica, Texas.

Forbes lists 63 billionaires in Texas, including Elon Musk. Let's find out who's at the top of the list in the Lone Star State for 2022, right behind Musk.

Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.

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