I know there shouldn't be a comma after Bates in the second sentence, I know the word of is missing from between shy and 2.3 metres, and although weighted is a recognized word, I think weighed is the more appropriate word here. From "U.S. mom gives birth to baby weighing more than 14 pounds" on Yahoo! Canada News on June 1, 2011. The writer of this article has the title of Associate Editor. Click the image to enlarge it.