Since Zac Brown's wife Shelly gave birth so close to Mother's Day (May 11) this year, I think it's probably safe to say this is going to be one of her best ones yet. I mean, what a gift. A healthy boy -- and the couple's first son -- ready to join his four big sisters in the Brown family.
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It's almost like baby Alexander Frost is the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day. And I have to assume that at almost 12 pounds, he's the Browns' heaviest gift ever.
They welcomed Alexander via natural childbirth (which, incidentally, may qualify her for mother of the year this year) on Monday (May 5). He weighed 11 pounds, 7 ounces and was 22.5 inches long. And I'm sure Brown's daughters 7-year-old Justice, 6-year-old Lucy, 4-year-old Georgia and 3-year-old Joni are thrilled to bring Alexander home.
If you aren't up to speed on all things baby-related, here are some infant weight statistics. The average birth weight for babies born in the U.S. is a right around 7 and a-half pounds. And the Brown's younger girls were just about average. Joni was 7 pounds, 14 ounces and Georgia was 8 pounds, 9 ounces.
So Alexander isn't just a little bit bigger. He's way, way bigger. Four pounds above average may not sound significant for the weight of some things. But for a baby and his mother, it's a lot.
We wish all seven of the Browns the very best as they welcome baby Alexander home.