At 14 pounds, it's a big boy for Keystone Heights couple
Published: Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 6:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 6:24 p.m.
Nicia McNelley is pretty sure this will be her last baby.
Isaiah Lawrence Johnson was born Friday at UF Health Shands Hospital weighing 14 pounds, 7.6 ounces and measuring 22½ inches. He is one of the largest babies ever born at the hospital, staff said.
Isaiah was born by cesarean section at 11:23 a.m. — seven days before his due date. Mother and child were doing well and are expected to be discharged Monday, just in time for Christmas. The baby's due date was Dec. 27.
“It seems like it took them forever to get him out,” said McNelley, 30, from the labor and delivery unit at Shands on Friday.
This was the third baby for McNelly and Isaiah's father, Quinta Johnson, who are from Keystone Heights. Isaiah also is the couple's largest baby, by far.
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