INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The first central Indiana baby of the new year was born at 12:07 a.m. Friday at Community Hospital North.
On Friday’s “All Indiana,” News 8’s Annessa Chumbley talked to the proud parents Joseph and Staci Claus of Greenfield.
They introduced their baby girl, Annie Noelle Claus.
“Indianapolis—Community Health Network is happy to announce our new arrival for the new year! Annie Noelle Claus was born at Community Hospital North shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day at 12:07am.
“The baby girl weighs 6 lbs. 15 oz. and is 19.5 inches long. Annie and her mom, Staci are both doing well.
“This is the first baby for Staci and her husband, Joey Claus of Greenfield. They’re obviously excited about welcoming a Baby Claus during the holiday season. The fact that she’s a New Year’s baby came as a big surprise to the couple.
“Staci’s due date was January 17th. However, high blood pressure issues for mom prompted her doctor to induce labor on Tuesday, December 29th. Shortly after midnight this morning, Annie finally arrived!
“The couple came up with the name Annie from Staci’s middle name, Anne. It’s a middle name she shares with two of her aunts. Annie’s middle name, Noelle, just made sense. She is a Claus, after all.
“Annie’s dad, Joey is an associate pastor at Fortville Church of the Nazarene. He says he’s happy she’s a New Year’s baby and with the media attention she’s getting, she can bring joy to many at a time when we need it. The couple is expected to bring Annie to their Greenfield home sometime this weekend.
“What a great start to 2021, a New Year of hope.”Provided by Bobbie Brooks, Community Health Network