I’m often asked why we don’t put baby announcements in Holy Cross Magazine. The simple truth is that I hate babies. JUST KIDDING! The real truth is that we don’t have the page space to run photos of every sweet peanut that our readers send in. (We do include birth and adoption announcements sans the pics in the Class Notes section, of course.) But when Tony Giordano M.D., ’03 of Saugus, Mass., sent me a snapshot of his new daughter, Francesca, several months back, I saved it so I could eventually share it here. Not only because Daddy-Holding-Baby shots are editorial gold, but because Baby F’s arrival showcases the latest in many “Small Holy Cross World” moments that I hear about from readers. A fellow Crusader, Jennifer Moore Kickham, M.D., ’93, was Lena Giordano’s OB. The parents-to-be even bumped into Dr. Kickham a few months before she delivered Baby Francesca when Tony returned to the Hill for his 10-year Reunion last spring.
And what does the good doctor have to say about all this? “While all deliveries are special, it is a distinct honor when I have the opportunity to deliver a new little future Crusader,” Dr. Kickham tells me. “The Giordanos are wonderful parents and Francesca is so adorable, especially in purple. Go Holy Cross!”
And for those of you who like baby stats, here are Francesca’s: Born Nov. 12, 2013…9 lbs 8 oz. She’s grown a bit since then, as you’ll see in the crib photo below.