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An Indonesian woman gave birth to a nineteen-pound, two-ounce baby boy earlier this week … by caesarean section, thank God.

Believe it or not, the unnamed baby isn’t a record-holder, though.

That title belongs to a 22 lb., 8 ounce Italian baby born in 1955.  An American baby born in 1879 tipped the scales at 23 lbs., 12 ounces, but died shortly after birth.

Why is this Indonesian baby so big?

Well, his mother had gestational diabetes.

“This baby boy is extraordinary, the way he’s crying is not like a usual baby,” a doctor who took part in the operation told AFP.  “It’s really loud.”

Yeah … wait till you see what comes out the other end!

According to international statistics, the average birth weight of a newborn baby is seven pounds, one ounce.