Israel David Dillard, born Monday, April 6th, at 11:49pm, will go down in history. Israel weighed 9 lbs. 10 oz. (4.37 kilograms) and was 23 inches (58 cm) in length, making him the longest baby born at the hospital this year, reports PEOPLE.com. Last year, the hospital only delivered one baby as long as Israel.
After the birth, members of Jill's family rushed out to buy new clothing and diapers, as Jill and Derick Dillard quickly realized that Israel was already too big for the items they had purchased and received as gifts. Proud father Derick Dillard is sizing Israel up for a career in the NFL.
We encourage you all to take out a measuring tape so you can see just how long 23 inches is.