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Nine Moons » Blog Archive : 8 Years a Couple, Forever a Family » 8 Years a Couple, Forever a Family

8 Years a Couple, Forever a Family

Rusty - August 6, 2008

Last night at 5:30pm Sara gave birth to our daughter, Lucca Plum Clifton (Lucca as in the Italian city and Plum as in Plummer, Sara’s maiden name). It was a long, exhausting and painful labor, but both mom and baby girl are healthy and happy.

Now we can finally get some sleep! :)


  1. That’s great news! Congratulations and best wishes.

    Comment by Justin — August 6, 2008 @ 6:09 am

  2. Thanks for the update, Rusty. Congratulations, that is wonderful news. And Lucca is a beautiful name!

    Comment by Mark IV — August 6, 2008 @ 6:37 am

  3. Congrats! Is it Lucca like Luka or Lucha? I don’t know how to pronounce Italian c’s. My SIL who served a mission there tells me that bruschetta is actually pronounced brusketta, so I’m uncertain. Hearty congratulations all the same !

    Comment by Ben — August 6, 2008 @ 7:13 am

  4. Congrats!!!

    Comment by Randy B. — August 6, 2008 @ 7:44 am

  5. Mazel Tov!

    Comment by David — August 6, 2008 @ 8:12 am

  6. Congrats!!

    Comment by sister blah 2 — August 6, 2008 @ 8:54 am

  7. Early… big… and beautiful!


    : )

    Comment by Silus Grok — August 6, 2008 @ 9:04 am

  8. Luca Brasi would be pleased.


    Comment by Mark B. — August 6, 2008 @ 9:22 am

  9. Hooray! Congrats to the whole family. Babies are wonderful. Good luck with the sleep thing…

    Comment by tracy m — August 6, 2008 @ 10:03 am

  10. Huzzah!

    Comment by J. Stapley — August 6, 2008 @ 10:09 am

  11. Congratulations, I’m excited for you guys.

    Comment by Susan M — August 6, 2008 @ 10:50 am

  12. Way to go Rusty!

    Comment by Seth R. — August 6, 2008 @ 11:38 am

  13. Great news. I second Tracy M. Good luck with the sleeping thing.

    Comment by bbell — August 6, 2008 @ 12:46 pm

  14. Congratulations to you and Sarah! Lucca (the city) is beautiful as I’m sure your little one is.

    Comment by Maryanne N — August 6, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

  15. Congrats! Nothing like a new sweet baby to remind us what’s important.

    Comment by Abby — August 6, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

  16. Congratulations!! I’m glad all is well.

    The sleeping thing made me laugh out loud. Yeah…good luck with that! ;)

    Comment by cheryl — August 6, 2008 @ 1:04 pm

  17. Congratulations!

    Comment by Edje — August 6, 2008 @ 2:07 pm

  18. A hearty congratulations! Wow!

    Comment by meems — August 6, 2008 @ 6:25 pm

  19. Awesome! Hopefully, she’s chubby. Lucca, I mean. :) Unless you like chubby women, then Sara, too, I guess. Anyhow . . .

    Comment by Kim Siever — August 7, 2008 @ 5:22 am

  20. Just for clarification, is she your first?

    Comment by Kim Siever — August 7, 2008 @ 5:23 am

  21. Congrats. Only a dozen or so years and you will feel comfortable leaving her on her own while you go out. It passes really quickly :-)

    Comment by TStevens — August 7, 2008 @ 7:28 am

  22. 1: Congrats!
    2: How cute. You think you’re going to get sleep now that you have a newborn in the home. Awwwwww.

    Welcome to the world Lucca!

    Comment by Chad Too — August 7, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

  23. yeah! woohoo! somebody send balloons!

    Comment by s'mee — August 7, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

  24. Congratulations Rusty!

    Comment by jjohnsen — August 8, 2008 @ 5:48 pm

  25. Rusty-
    I LOVE the header picture! She’s adorable. :)

    Comment by cheryl — August 11, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

  26. If Sara’s maiden name is Plummer, shouldn’t Lucca’s middle name have been Plummer?

    Comment by Dr. Shades — August 12, 2008 @ 6:28 am

  27. Congrats Rusty!

    We’re having a baby in a few more months but found out we’re having a girl too! You’ll have to give me tips!

    Comment by Ama — August 12, 2008 @ 6:50 am

  28. Congratulations! What a beautiful name!

    By the way — this is your little cousin Beth. I found this blog through a super random internet treasure hunt that started with research on Church history sites in England. I read a couple of entries and thought “A Rusty and a Don? That’s random . . .” Anyway, I meant to say hi earlier but didn’t want to hijack a discussion.

    Good luck on the whole sleep thing. Our son is 3 and we’re still waiting. It’s actually such a distant memory, like eating slowly and traveling with only a carryon that we’re not quite sure if it ever really happened or if we just imagined it. Have fun!

    Comment by Beth — August 13, 2008 @ 3:16 am

  29. I hear that reading On Becoming Baby Wise to a baby works wonders in putting the baby to sleep.

    Comment by Justin — August 13, 2008 @ 8:18 am

  30. Congrats Rusty, great news. My first was a girl too (not counting my love child). If you’re thinking of moving to the burbs, I recommend Jersey over LI. G-d bless.

    Comment by Steve EM — August 17, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

  31. welcome lucca!

    congrats rusty and sara.

    Comment by mfranti — August 23, 2008 @ 6:14 pm

  32. we must have weird children… we never get as much sleep as we do with newborns. “whoops, baby needs to eat again. i’m gonna go lie down with her! heeeey, look, it’s naptime! i’m gonna go lie down with her!”

    congratulations! our oldest is a girl, too. and so is our second. and third. and fourth. they’re so much fun!

    Comment by makakona — August 24, 2008 @ 4:25 pm

  33. whoooooa. i just clicked on rusty’s link under “contributors.” dude, you’re WAY younger than i thought you were. i thought you had a good ten years on me, if not more! i’m probably just older “in real life” than i think i am in my head…

    Comment by makakona — August 24, 2008 @ 4:27 pm

  34. Awwwwww–congratulations!! I’m so glad for you. Babies are magical.

    Comment by Kristine — August 24, 2008 @ 6:15 pm

  35. congratulations rusty and sara! welcome to the world lucca! dan and i are excited and so happy for you! if you ever need a thing, have a question, etc… give me a call – some of my friends have private practices out in brooklyn. :)

    Comment by di — August 28, 2008 @ 7:20 pm

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