Parents told their baby is too fat to be insured, and Heidi and Seal have had a little girl - it's official
Parents in the USA were shocked when they applied for healthcare coverage and were told their four-month-old baby was too fat.
Alex Lange, from Colorado, weighs about 17 pounds and is 25 inches long, which puts him in the 99th percentile for height and weight for his age.
So he's a big baby. But his parents say he's perfectly happy and healthy. He's also being breast-fed, which means you're not supposed to be able to over-feed.
But the insurance company concluded he must be obese.
His father, Bernie Lange, told Fox News: "I could understand if we could control what he's eating. But he's four months old. He's breast-feeding. We can't put him on the Atkins diet or on a treadmill. There is just something absurd about denying an infant."
After a media storm, the company Rocky Mountain Health Plans has now decided to drop its ban on chubby babies.
If they'd applied a bit of common sense in the first place, they wouldn't have had all this bad publicity.
She was born last Friday and has been named Lou Sulola Samuel. Yes, I know, Samuel is a boy's name.
Seal said in a statement: "It's difficult to imagine loving another child as much as you love your existing children. Anyone who has a family will tell you this. Where will one find that extra love? If you love your existing children with all of your heart, how then can one possibly find more heart with which to love another?
"On Friday, October 9, 2009 at 7.46pm, the answer to this question came in the form of our fourth child and second daughter.
"Lou Sulola Samuel was born, and from the moment she looked into both of our eyes it was endless love at first sight. She is beautiful beyond words and we are happy that she chose us to watch her grow over the coming years."
Blimey. Write a song about it, mate.
Source: Fox News
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