SBA's first baby of 2018 arrived on Jan. 2, 2018
Sara Regalado and Benjamin Huff, of El Dorado, had their first son, Owen, at 5:34 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2018. Owen weighed 6 pounds 0.9 ounces.
She was surprised at the amount of hair Owen was born with, having a full head of hair. Her two daughters, Abbie and Haylie, were not born with much hair. “He is just handsome,” Sara commented.
“I was overwhelmed,” Benjamin said of the first time he saw his son. “I was trying not to cry.” They are excited to add a son to their family. Ben said he is looking forward to fishing and watching KU basketball games with his new son.
Owen’s sisters also were excited about the arrival of their little brother. “The first thing I thought was look at those eyes,” said Haylie. “He is so cute and look at his hair.” Abbie also was enthusiastic about her brother and looks forward to when they can all go to the zoo.
Sara said she had both of her daughters at SBA and wanted to have her son here as well.
“I feel like the nurses need a huge shout out,” she said, adding that maintenance and housekeeping also helped them out. “I feel like everyone here has been really great.”
Sara works as a licensed nurse practitioner at El Dorado Care and Rehabilitation, and Benjamin is a welder at Blackburn Construction.
Owen is welcomed by his great-grandmother, Barbara Scott; grandmother, Laura Zambo; aunt, Sara Nelson; grandparents, Gene and Susan Regalado; and aunts and uncles, Hillary, Casey and Andrew.
The family was presented with two gift baskets filled with items for baby and mom. Donations were made by SBA and several area business, including: McDonald’s, El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy, ICI, Grizzly Bowl, YMCA, Walter’s Flowers, BrewCo, The Studio, Walnut Valley Packing, Great Beginnings Boutique, Stearman’s, Sweet Mercantile and Oz Events.
About Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital
Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, general acute care hospital that includes a 24-hour physician staffed emergency department, family birth center, home health agency, dialysis center, cancer center, and a family medical care facility in Augusta. The Hospital is governed by a local board of citizens, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.