BY MELANIE BUCK –
On Tuesday, June 23, a baby was born at Mena Regional Health System and is possibly the largest baby ever delivered at the hospital. Parents Gregg and Jenna Ramos proudly announce that Jared West Ramos weighed 11 lbs. 8 oz. and was 23 inches long. Certainly the largest baby in the Ramos family, Jared is also the largest baby that Dr. Mesko has delivered, and nurses were still researching but are pretty sure that he is also the largest baby ever delivered at MRHS.
The Ramos couple has three other children, Zion, age 6, and Genesis, age 5, who both weighed over eight pounds each, while Joshua, age 2, weighed 10 lbs. 10 ½ oz. Dr. Mesko has delivered all of the Ramos children and knows Jenna’s history so he had a plan in place. “Since Joshua weighed so much, the doctor wanted to induce me a week early to keep Jared from getting so big,” said Jenna with a laugh. She was hoping for the baby to be in the eight to nine pound range and she tried to deliver Jared naturally however, after 16 hours of labor, Dr. Mesko performed a c-section to bring baby Jared into the world.