Jordan Brent Crouch is Born Today!

All 8 pounds 9 ounces of little Jordan Brent Crouch was born today! This is my second child and first son. I couldn't be any more thankful for a healthy boy. I'd love to have just two more.

Jordan was born by c-section. I got to see the whole thing. It was like the Discovery Channel up close and personal. One thing I learned, babies and the organs that hold them aren't nearly as fragile as most people would imagine. Big up to Mom. Ouch!

I changed the first diaper. I've got the proof below. In my mind, this is like an excuse card that excludes me from the next 300 diaper changes. Probably isn't going to work that way. But it is fun to pretend.

Something that has become very obvious to me is changing boy diapers are much different than changing girls. When you change a boys diaper, it is like an invitation to pee! Invitation isn't the right word for Jordan. For him it is more like an instinct as strong as his urge to breathe. It's like the roof top opens and all of the sudden he is surrounded by a stadium of 70,000 fans chanting, "Spray! Spray! Spray! Spray! Spray!". I've already developed a strategy for being quick. If I loose this battle one more time, I'll start changing diapers in a wet suit.

Jordan was definitely born to a family of entrepreneurs. His big sister Jillian is only 6 1/2 and she has had a "Saturday Job" for the last 2 years. If you don't believe it, she has the laptop, flat screen t.v., and more than enough dvds to prove it. She does pretty well for a girl making $5 an hour that's required to give away 10% and save 10% of everything she makes. She can outwork a few of the teenagers that work for me.

Jordan is going to follow in the steps of his big sister. His first stop from the hospital wasn't his home, it was the office. On the way home from the hospital, Murphy decided to pay a visit and crash our billing system. It couldn't have come at a worse time. For one, it is the busiest time of the year and for two, there is a new baby that I want to spend time with. This left me with three options.

1. I could take mom and baby home and return to the office.

2. We could all three go home and pay employees that didn't have the tools to be productive.

3. We could all three stop at the office together and hope this was a quick easy fix and go home together.

With a little arm twisting, I convinced Jordan's mom that option three was a good choice. But after two hours at the office, it became clear this wasn't an easy fix and Murphy had pulled quite a number on us. So after taking Jordan and his mom home, I returned to the office and spent the next week trying to create a workaround until a permament solution could be found. Talk about stressful. This was no fun at all!

After a couple of weeks, the billing problem has been solved and it is business as usual. Well...almost. We are certainly missing mom at the office and we just lost another employee that left after 3 years. It makes things a little tough, but luckily, we've already made it through the busy season. We've also got some very good employees that aren't just 9 to 5ers. They are all willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Mom should be back at work in a couple of weeks. Jordan has his own office/nursery there. This was Jillian's previous "office". She no longer needs an office to sweep, crush cardboard, tape boxes, run errands, and threaten to fire every teenager that is taking an unscheduled break. She should get along fine sharing an office with me.

We are in the process of putting the final pieces together. We'll see you at work in a few weeks Jordan. This should be fun!

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Jordan with his Dad Brent, Mom Priscilla, and Big Sister Jillian.

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Jillian learning to be the big sister. So far, she's done very good with holding and feeding him. At this rate, she'll be promoted to diaper changes pretty quickly.

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Proof of my first diaper change.

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Jordan just a couple of days old still in the hospital.

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Less than 1 day old.

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Less than 1 hour old.

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Big sister with grandmother peeking into the nursery.

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Jordan less than 15 minutes old not enjoying this new place very much.

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Jordan just a few minutes old still in the OR.

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Jordan meeting his great grandmother.

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Still at the hospital. Can't quite manage to get those eyes open for the picture.

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Jordan meets his Mom!

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Jordan chilling out at home doing one of the four things he does best.


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45 Responses to “Jordan Brent Crouch is Born Today!”

  1. Elaine Says:

    You guys have a beautiful family. May God bless you all!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

  2. HColeman Says:

    Congratulations on the birth of your first son. I say to you what my dad said to me on the birth of my first child….” the hardest thing you will ever do is to raise your children well….and it will be the most rewarding”……good luck and God Bless.

  3. doreen Says:


  4. Uncle Brent & Aunt Danie Says:

    Hey Brent & Priscilla:
    Jordon is a very handsome boy…..Brent, I loved your story….You are really a great dad and Cilla, Jillian, and Jordon are blessed to have you in their life….And Cilla, no one could ever have asked for a better mother or wonderful sister….I wish all of you all the many great blessings God has in store for your family! I love you all!!

  5. Lisa Says:

    May the light of you’re son be full of happiness and blessing, take care of him well, and The LORD will take care of you!!

    Enjoy, Lisa

  6. Linda Cunha Says:

    congrats to all of you. As if your not busy enough. Children grow fast— enjoy
    Linda Cunha

  7. Cary Deeter Says:

    What a wonderful blessing children are and to think God entrusts them to us.
    God bless all of you!

  8. Crystal Says:

    Congrats!!!!!! He is gorgeous…him and his big sis, Jillian….may God bless and good luck with your beautiful family.

  9. Terry Cave Says:

    Congratulations on the birth of your son Jordan.
    A Very Happy New Year and all the best for the future.
    From Sunny Liverpool UK.

  10. PAT Says:


  11. Millie Smith Says:

    Congratulations!!!!!Beautiful baby for beautiful people. A little late with this but just now reading about baby. I am very happy for your having a son. Big sister (I was one) will love this baby forever and she looks like she already knows how to handle him. Sons are wonderful (so are daughters – wish I had one) You are so blessed to have both. I will email you about the 2007 year for the Smiths. I no longer have a flea market booth – that is why no orders from me. I am so happy for you and your beautiful family for such beautiful parents. Live each day to the fullest, love those children, be happy and remember how fast they grow up. God bless all of you. What a wonderful family you have.

  12. Shay Says:

    What a beautiful family! Congrats on the new addition, he’s a keeper!

  13. Michelle Says:

    Congraduations….Children are always a wonderful inspiration to us all…Enjoy them both…

  14. Braveheart Says:

    What a beautiful baby! Jillian is quite a cutie too. Enjoy.

  15. kat cooper Says:

    you have a beautiful family and family is the most important thing in life. You are truly a lucky man . Both your children and your wife are beautiful congrats to you

  16. Carol Thompson Says:

    Greetings from Arizona! Congratulations Mom and Dad! Jordan is adorable (and, of course, Jillian too). Enjoy as much time with J&J when they are young, because they sure do grow up fast. Mine are 21 and 25 now and can’t figure out what happened to all those years!! May you have a blessed, healthy prosperous 2008.

  17. cle fudge Says:

    Congats to all of you .You have a beautful baby

  18. Paul UK Says:

    Well Done. Great Family well done Paulx

  19. Nancy Guerrero Says:

    Cogratulations Dear William. He is a very pretty little baby.
    enjoy him a lot because they grow so fast. That happen with my little son.
    Happy New year for all your family.
    Best regards

  20. Debbie - B & B Leathers, Etc. Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Sorry I didn’t reply sooner. It’s been pretty exciting around here as well. My husband and I adopted my great-niece on December 21. So now we have 2 children. We are raising our 6-year old grandson, who’s been with us since he was born. And now my niece.

  21. Jackie Says:

    Congrats on your son. He is a cutie. Best of the luck to your family for
    the upcoming years.

  22. Mary Says:

    congratulations, he is a very nice boy

  23. Bob and Jessi Says:

    Thanks for the link… brought back memories of my kids so young….. 2 girls first… then a son … and yes …. you have to be SUPER quick with diaper …. I just always used 2 – one 2 throw over him while the second was used to actually put on him!!!! .. I think all us dads who had a girl first learn that boys are very different to change… we all take the shower at least once !!!!!! … now they are adults . … 30/25/22 .. so enjoy the time with them … it goes so fast… and we also brought them up at the office …we think something must have sunk in from them learning how to work with us …. today one is an investment banker – the middle is an engineer and my son is a senior in college…. like I said… enjoy as the time just flies…. regards, Bob and Jessi

  24. Brent Crouch Says:

    Wow! Sounds like you guys did a terrific job. Thanks for the diaper changing tips.

  25. Gav Says:

    Hi Brent,

    This is Gavin from Sunset Beach Australia.

    Thanks for your email and also my heartfelt congratulations to you and your
    wife on your precious little package. I wish you all the very best for the

    Kindest regards

  26. Ronnie Says:

    Congratulations on your new son !

    Great story, Dad !!

  27. Mavette Says:

    I just had a Jamey William born on 1/11/08… life is not what I thought it would be…

  28. Chuck and Sue Says:

    I’m about to get my 4th grandbaby a girl so congrats and happy fatherhood

  29. Josh Says:

    Bought a package of jackets and other goods from you some time ago
    and read your messages. My 23 year old son, my only child, is
    Jordan Cohen, a recent graduate of San Diego State Univ. who
    will be attending law school this coming fall. Great name! (-:

  30. MaLisa Says:

    Congrats, a child is always a blessing. You have a beautiful family and from the sounds of it a great family support system.

    MaLisa @ More 2 Love

  31. pat and steve Says:

    what a little cutie. you are truly blessed. i have a son and i certainly know what little ones can do. just a tidbit of information try putting a small wash cloth on him while you are changing his diaper. the air makes them pee. haha. i know grandma got shot a few times too. have a wonderful life and good luck with the next two your gonna need it. but so far your family is beautiful.

  32. GARY Says:


  33. Pamela Says:

    awwwww shucks………Just tooooo cute! Makes me want to have another……..but since I had hysterectomy due to problems, and If I ended up pregnant, Just call Me Mary and Look For A Guy Named Joseph (plus a donkey) LOL

    Good Luck With The Sweetie!

  34. Lou Spiguzza Says:

    Congrats! What a beautiful family!

  35. Franco Genovese Says:

    Great Great!! Now you have two gorgeous, cute and beautiful bambini, so this will keep you always avanti working for them with god’s blessings. Congratulations. Keep going.

  36. Don Says:

    Congradulations on your new baby boy
    your very blessed show him the way to become a good man

  37. Abe Says:

    Congratulations!! What a cutie. Looks like you have a million dollar family.Remember God blessed you with them and now you must make sure you do your job. They grow up very fast,so don’t get carried away with your work. Be there for them in their growing up years.God Bless you and your family

  38. Evelyn Davenport Says:

    Congratulations! I enjoyed looking at pictures of baby Jordan he is adorable. Jillian is beautiful also I know she will enjoy her brother. May God continue to bless your family.

  39. Carol Says:

    Your little son is just adorable! Nothing like a new baby to start the year off! You are a very lucky family. Best wishes to you all!

    Prior customer,
    Carol Farthing

  40. Gail Says:

    Congratulations on the new baby. Im just now reading my email , Im way behind, Take good care of him and his sister.
    God Bless

  41. dave Says:

    congrats on your new addition.

  42. Kevin Says:

    WOW! ! ! ! Great photos… Congratulation on the birth of your son Jordan. I wish you all the best. From Riverside,Ca.

  43. matt allen Says:

    congrats’ adorable babyboy beautiful family godbless keep the kids comming. five or six more just kidding. wishing your family the best matt LI N.Y.

  44. Priscilla (the mom) Says:


    Thank you to everyone for your kind words, words of wisdom, prayers, emails and phone calls. Jordan is now 7 weeks and growing so fast. He is a chubby little person! LOL It has been rough on me, recently we found out he was colic. This is something new, for sure. Lots of sleepless hours spent. Hopefully, with medicine and a new formula, we will get passed this time.

    I really feel very blessed with the response from each of you. I truly appreciate everything that you have said. Just taking time out of your busy schedules to leave a few words or make a phone call, has touched my heart in a way that I cannot explain. I feel like each of you are like family to me in a sense. May not ever meet you face to face but talking to you on the phone some more than others, makes me feel like family. I truly appreciate each of you.

    God Bless!

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