When Manhattan resident Melanie Haag held her newborn son, Alan Robert, in her arms she didn’t realize that his birth would be so historic, as he was the last infant born at ’s Joliet campus.
Baby Alan was delivered by Dr. John Bush at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 24 and weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. This is the second child for Melanie and Robert Haag, including their 4-year old daughter Caelen, who was also born at Silver Cross’ Joliet campus.
Baby Alan joins the family of thousands of babies, including his own mother, who have been born at Silver Cross’ Joliet campus during its 117 years.
To honor the last baby born at the Joliet campus, baby Alan received two gift baskets from the Birthing Center staff and Childerguild and a T-shirt that says “We Saved the Best for Last” that was made by Elise Wilson, a midnight nurse that works in the Silver Cross Hospital Birthing Center.