The previous largest baby had an interesting name.
A baby born Friday in Germany is the country’s largest-ever, at 13.47 pounds and 22.6 inches long.
Baby girl Jasleen arrived July 26 at University Hospital in Leipzig. Though babies of her size are often delivered via caesarean section, Jasleen’s mother gave birth vaginally.
The mother had a previously undiagnosed case of gestational diabetes, doctors discovered. The condition usually develops around the 24th week of pregnancy and can lead to larger-than-average newborn size.
Both daughter and mother are doing well after the birth, though Jasleen remains in the neonatal care unit, doctors said, according to the German newspaper Der Spiegel.
Jasleen takes the title of Germany’s biggest baby from a 13-pound boy named Jihad, born in Berlin in 2011.