Weighing in at a whopping 7.04kg, Dragon baby Chun Chun may be the heaviest infant ever born in China.
The baby boy was delivered on Saturday in a local hospital in Xinxiang city, Henan province. The Daily Mail reported that both mother and child are in good health.
The happy father expressed delight in welcoming a Dragon baby to local television channel Xinxiang Television.
The infant's arrival auspiciously fell a day after the start of spring for the Year of the Dragon. According to the Wan Nian Li, or Ten Thousand Years Calendar, only those born after Feb 4 can be considered Dragon babies.
Han Jingang, father of Chun Chun, added that his wife showed no signs that she would give birth to such a big and fat son. She behaved no differently from other pregnant women, eating and drinking normally.
However, the 29-year-old proud mother, Wang Yujuan, had a suspicion that she was carrying something special.
She said she was more clumsy than when she had been pregnant with her previous child, and her belly was bigger than expected.
But she never thought her baby would tip the scales at 7kg, having previously guessed the baby would weigh a maximum of 5kg.
The couple's first child, now six years old, weighed a normal 4kg at birth.
Chun Chun, whom doctors say weighs twice as heavy as a normal baby, is a tad heavier than three other babies who previously jointly held the record.
Born between 2008 and 2010, the three babies weighed exactly 7kg.
According to the Guinness World Records, the heaviest baby ever born weighed 10.8kg.
However, the Ohio-born baby boy died 11 hours after birth.