14-pound baby surprises mom before Christmas

Posted at 12:31 PM, Dec 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-24 13:12:14-05

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A Florida family received a very big blessing ahead of Christmas -- a 14-pound baby boy.

When Nicia McNelley was going into her per-scheduled cesarean section last Friday, little did she know she would be just ounces away from breaking a record.

"I couldn't believe it. I mean, I have two other kids, but not as big as this guy," McNelley said.

Her baby, Isaiah Johnson, topped the scale at a whopping 14-pounds and 7.6 ounces. He is the second biggest baby born in Florida this year.

"Me and his dad, you know, sat and thought, you know, maybe at the most maybe 10. Maybe 12. But, no, not 14," McNelley said.

McNelley said she hopes her baby boy puts his size to good use.

"You know, God forgive me, because you know I'm in Gator country. God forgive me, but my boyfriend is a Seminole fan, so he's wanting him to play football for the Seminoles," she said.