Tri-County's first baby of the year
The first baby of 2018 at Tri County Health Care is baby girl, Faren Elizabeth Lucas. Faren was born on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:18 p.m. to Krysten and Will Lucas of Wadena. Faren weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth.
Her proud grandparents are Mike and Tammy Snyder and Wendy and Al Larson. She is Krysten and Will’s first child.
Achieving the New Year’s baby designation as late as January 9 is quite a feat. With several of Tri-County’s anticipated January babies arriving in December, the timing proved just right for Will and Krysten.
“We joked about [having the New Year’s baby] all the time because we were worried for the first baby that she would go over her due date. We had a scheduled induction date of the 15th,” Will said. “What was surprising is there was another woman in labor who got here before us. Then there’s the fact that it’s the 9th and no babies were born yet. We honestly didn’t think that it would happen....”