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Nearly 14-pound baby boy born in Des Moines

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:13 a.m. HST, Jan 31, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa >> An Iowa woman has given birth to a boy weighing 13 pounds and 13 ounces — without the aid of surgery.

Asher Stewardson was born Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, measuring 23 ½ inches long. Fifteen months ago, his brother, Judah, arrived weighing 12 pounds and an ounce at birth.

Mercy officials say only a tenth of 1 percent of all newborns weigh more than 11 pounds at birth.

The boys' mother, Kendall Stewardson, endured six hours of labor without an epidural injection. She says she and her husband, Joshua, wanted to avoid cesarean delivery because that wouldn't have been good for her or Asher.

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al_kiqaeda wrote:
Norm Chow: DIBS!!!
on January 30,2012 | 12:43PM
frontman wrote:
He is now tending bar at Buzz's Steak House
on January 30,2012 | 07:28PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Future O-line.
on January 30,2012 | 01:04PM
joshislost wrote:
Hes gonna stay at home and play modern warfare instead or maybe work at best buy
on January 30,2012 | 05:43PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Does the NFL start to recruit at this age?
on January 31,2012 | 06:52AM
BigOpu wrote:
Corn fed in Iowa.
on January 31,2012 | 07:35AM
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