Friday, June 26, 2009


Baby Sarah Arrived

Sarah Jordan Cruser arrived into this world on Monday evening, June 15, 2009; she weighed in at 7 lb and 12 oz and was 20.25 inches long. Both Amanda and Sarah came through the "experience" in fine fashion. It took twelve hours from start to finish. It was quite exciting (and interesting) for me since Jeff and Kristin were born so long ago that Dads were not permitted in the Labor/Delivery room. I can only commend the entire staff at Womens Hospital of Texas - so wonderful. And, thanks to Dr. Thompson; your sweat was worth it!

I've often thought about the traumatic experience of being born and how fortunate we are to have no memory of it. Think about's cold (68 degrees in the L & D room); suddenly you are no longer weightless; it is very bright (that "disco ball" that comes out of the ceiling must be a 10,000 watt bulb!); it is necessary to quickly learn to breathe; a total stranger ties/cuts your "lifeline" to your mother; and, you are hungry! But, the good thing is that you are no longer are free! Free to kick those legs, exercise those lungs, wave those arms!

Congratulations, Amanda! You WERE great!

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