County's New Year Baby finally arrives

Thursday, January 8, 2009
Auron John Andersen was born six days into the new year, but is still the first 2009 baby for Putnam County. His parents are David Spurrier and Laura Andersen. Dr. Jamie Cooper delivered Auron.

Putnam County's first baby born in 2009 finally arrived six days into the new year.

Dr. Jamie Cooper delivered Auron John Andersen at 8:44 a.m. Jan. 6 by a repeat caesarean section. The delivery was planned at 38 weeks and the very morning of the scheduled C-Section, Auron's mother, Laura Andersen, experienced labor pains. He arrived weighing in at 7 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19 inches long. He also came with a complete head of dark hair.

This was her most difficult pregnancy she admitted. "No medical complications," she explained. "I had a lot of heartburn with him."

Laura says she didn't experience any crazy pregnancy cravings. She just wanted meat -- steaks especially -- during this pregnancy, but yearned for fast food with her two previous pregnancies.

Dr. Cooper also delivered Laura's second child, Yuna, who will be two years old Jan. 21. She and her older sister, Marilyn, 3, welcomed baby brother with open arms Tuesday.

"They are very nurturing," Laura said.

With two daughters and now a son, David Spurrier couldn't be happier. He wasn't concerned with gender, but only hoped for the safe arrival of a healthy baby. Laura -- on the other hand -- did wish for a boy.

The couple says they don't plan to have any more children.

"He is our third and final child," said Laura smiling at the tiny bundle in her arms.

Auron is expected to arrive home Friday or Saturday.

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  • Well, don't jump to conclusions - they could be married w/ different last names, however Benedick - you're probably right. I was thinking about that too... seems more often than not unmarried couples are having babies, and more babies. Strange, not too long ago it would have been scandalous! Just shaking my head.

    -- Posted by BG-reader on Thu, Jan 8, 2009, at 3:15 PM
  • Hey benedick, don't you have the decency to mind your own business? Congratulations David and Laura.

    -- Posted by GC_res on Thu, Jan 8, 2009, at 3:21 PM
  • It is so easy to judge but those that do should not live in "glass houses" ..Congratulations you two.

    -- Posted by Life Is Good on Thu, Jan 8, 2009, at 3:39 PM
  • 18 years ago when my niece was born pch would not reconized that she was the first born on Jan. 1, 1991 just because the mother was not married.

    -- Posted by one_singlerose on Thu, Jan 8, 2009, at 6:00 PM
  • You know BeneDICK and BG -reader why do you two get to "judge" other people? You must be "special" both need to get out of the era "only men can vote" and "let me get my slave to do that"... you must be the only two people in this world that think they are "decent" and do everything as society sees fit. Get real and get a LIFE. I see nothing "indecent" about having children with someone you have been with for as long as they have, and then someone like you two come along, see their happiness and try to smash it. Glad I'm not as judgmental and rude as you two.

    Congrats Laura and have a Baby Twiggy! ...disregard the rudeness of those two judgmental fools...just be happy with your new miracle and know people care and support you!

    -- Posted by Sylverkitti on Thu, Jan 8, 2009, at 7:21 PM
  • Congrats Laura and David! I'm glad everything went really well.

    And to the other petty discussion, save it for your next political debate. This article is about celebrating a new life, not about your own personal morals.

    -- Posted by Meromictic on Thu, Jan 8, 2009, at 8:55 PM
  • Forget anyone who wants to judge you. You've got a beautiful new baby, a wonderful family, and I couldn't be happier for you.

    SCAS mommies rule! :D

    -- Posted by Tiadaria on Thu, Jan 8, 2009, at 9:56 PM
  • Benedick, people like you are the reason divorce rates are so high. There really is no such thing as a "conventional marriage" anymore. A person should not be forced into a marriage, even if they are expecting.

    -- Posted by WTFRUthinkin on Fri, Jan 9, 2009, at 6:07 AM
  • Thanks everyone!

    And marriage is not the glue needed to hold us together. We are planning on getting married when there are things not holding us back.

    Also we have lots of support from family and friends, which we appreciate completely. Without them we'd really be having it hard.

    I would like to also extend thanks to all the staff of the hospital who helped me and him out while we were there. They really are great at their job, and then some.

    He's home now. Happy and healthy, and asleep. I'm proud to be a mama of my beautiful kids. And no one can change that.

    Again, thank you everyone who's helped me out.

    -Auron's mama

    -- Posted by RyaMama on Fri, Jan 9, 2009, at 10:16 AM
  • GC res:

    Just an fyi this is a public newspaper and what bendick noticed is what a lot of others noticed!

    -- Posted by flygal026 on Fri, Jan 9, 2009, at 10:36 AM
  • Laura is my sister and I love her much. Marriage is just a piece of paper. You don't need a piece of paper to be in love or have children. Her children are loved, fed, healthy, and have a roof over their heads, and that's all that matters. So for you who think she's a bad person because of your religion, or because you're just a jerk, or whatever reason you have, you don't know her, her kids, or her fiancee, so do yourselves a favor and stop. Its not right.

    -- Posted by jessieandersen on Fri, Jan 9, 2009, at 10:58 AM
  • Everyone should be thankful for a healthy baby, and she does state they'll get married when things aren't holding them back. I'm just curious, after being together for so long and now three kids, what could still be holding you back. And I do have to wonder if the benefits (financial) are greater then if they were married.

    -- Posted by whodouthinkur on Mon, Jan 12, 2009, at 7:56 AM
  • Congrats!! I hope that the family is happy and healthy.. Isnt that all that really matters??

    -- Posted by public concern on Tue, Jan 13, 2009, at 6:32 PM
  • jessieandersen

    Dont worry about it, we are happy for you and your family. The new addition is beautiful!

    Some people just feel the need to be negative all the time. This unfortunately is what happens when stupid people learn to use computers.

    Welcome home Auron!

    -- Posted by Jeff Lancaster on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 3:21 PM
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