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16-pound baby in Daly City said to be biggest on record in California

Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:46 AM

DALY CITY, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A pair of Daly City parents say their son, Sammisano Otuhiva, is the biggest newborn in California history.

Their comments came after parents in Southern California claimed their baby had won that designation, KPIX-TV, San Francisco, reported.

"Fifteen from LA, they said was a record," Sammisano's father, Pava Otuhiva, said in reference to previous reports of record births. "We're just setting the record straight [about] who carries the title ... Sammisano!"

Sammisano was born in August and was the biggest baby on record in California, weighing in at just under 16 pounds, 2 ounces, WPIX-TV said.

"I kind of turned my head to the scale. ... I was shocked," said Sosefina Tagalu, the baby's mother.

Sammisano is 5 months old now, but wearing diapers for children three times his age. He began eating cereal at 3 months old, and his two brothers call him a superhero.

"Twenty-four inches and a half ... that's 2 feet of baby already," Tagalu said.

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