Good Samaritan Welcomes First Baby of 2021

Good Samaritan welcomed its first baby of 2021 on Monday, January 4. Banx Kyle Long was the first baby to make his debut to the world at 9:39 a.m. on the Good Samaritan Obstetrics Unit. Banx weighed in at 8 pounds and 2 ounces, and was 22 inches long. His parents are Shelby Criss of Lyons, Ind., and Davon Long of Haubstadt, Ind.

With a scheduled induction on January 4th, the couple said they were not expecting Banx to be the first baby of the new year. Criss said even though she was induced, the delivery went fast. “He came one hour after my water broke,” she commented. “I didn’t even have time for my pain medication to kick in.”

Banx will be welcomed home by siblings Brody, 4, and Colbie, 3. “It’s sad not getting to have my other babies here, but this time because of the visitor restrictions I feel more relaxed and get to spend more time with Banx,” Criss said. “We’ve had a great experience and everyone has been extremely nice.”

Not only was the couple congratulated with a gift basket from the hospital, but they also received a special gift from the family of the New Year’s baby of 2001 who wanted to pay it forward for what they received when their baby was born at Good Samaritan.

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