She's Here! Susan Anne Catherine Torres Born and "Doing Well"

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Wonderful news . . . Susan Torres delivered her baby today and the tiny girl, Susan Anne Catherine Torres, is “doing well,” according to an email Jason Torres sent to the Associated Press. (Full thread with background here.) The baby is only one pound 13 ounces and was delivered by C-section. The report from CNN doesn’t say why the doctors delivered today.

The Torres website is one place to get information about the baby and how to provide financial support for the family.

When my daughter walked in and I told her the news, she said: “Don’t cry, Mom.”

It’s such a bittersweet story — just as the Torres family welcomes little Susan Anne Catherine into the world, they will soon face saying goodbye to her mother. They will need our prayers.

One of the parts of this story that moves me is the quote I’ve seen from Jason, Susan’s husband that she has “really been fighting” to give this baby a chance to live. I mentioned this to my husband and said I’d like to know what Jason has seen by Susan’s bedside that has made him say that.

Jack’s response: “It’s something immeasurable. Only a spouse would know.”

That to me is the soul of this story — this couple fighting together for the baby they both have loved.

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I’ll post more information as soon as I hear it.

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UPDATE 10:15PM: The announcement from the families . . .

The Torres and Rollin families are proud to announce that Mrs. Susan Torres gave birth at 8:18 am on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 to Susan Anne Catherine Torres. The baby weighs 1 pound 13 ounces and measures 13.5 inches long.

There were no complications during delivery. The baby is doing well and is being monitored in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Virginia Hospital Center.

The Torres family will hold a press conference tomorrow, August 3, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. eastern time at Virginia Hospital Center. Further details will be available at that time.

Thank you all for your care and support which has helped both families reach this wonderful day.

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This is why 74 percent of doctors believe in miracles . . .

As always, thanks to Mudville Open Post for helping spread the word.

And thanks also to Outside The Beltway and Traffic Jam.

ProLife Blogs has been following the pregnancy.

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7 Responses

  1. Welcome to the world, Susan Anne Catherine Torres

    God bless the tiny little baby and her family, who not only are saying “hello” to baby Susan but goodbye to mother Susan.

  2. becca says:

    the Torres family story is at once heartbreaking and heartwarming.

  3. charmaine says:

    Perfect way to express it, Becca.

  4. A miracle

    Susan Torres gave birth yesterday to Susan Ann Catherine who weighs in at 1lb 13 oz and is 13 inches long. Check in over at Reasoned Audacity. Charmaine has been following this and everything she has on the subject is worth reading.

  5. Susan Torres gives birth to baby girl

    From the Susan Torres website: The Torres and Rollin families are proud to announce that Mrs. Susan Torres gave birth at 8:18 am on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 to Susan Anne Catherine Torres. The baby weighs 1 pound 13 ounces…

  6. Lil’ miracle baby

    I’ve been following the story of Susan Torres via Jody’s blog, along with a bit of coverage via Fox News. Yesterday, Susan gave birth (via c-section) to a baby girl. The baby is named after her mom, who suffered a stroke (and was declared brainde…

  7. A miracle

    Susan Torres gave birth yesterday to Susan Ann Catherine who weighs in at 1lb 13 oz and is 13 inches long. Check in over at Reasoned Audacity. Charmaine has been following this and everything she has on the subject is worth reading.

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