GREENVILLE - Christopher and Lori (Sherman) Clune of Maria Stein became parents for the the third time on Tuesday.
Yes, son Creedence Christopher Clune was Wayne HealthCare’s first baby of the new year, arriving at 6:33 a.m. Jan. 1, following 5 1/2-hours of labor.
The couple have had all three of their children at Wayne, because her obstetrician is Dr. Peter Lachiewicz of Darke County.
“I wanted to stay with my doctor,” said the new mother, who graduated from Russia High School in Shelby County in 1996.
Their son, who weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and measured 19 7/8 inches at birth, has been named Creedence Christopher and will be nicknamed “Creed,” she said.
Siblings include Kendall, who will be turning 3 on Jan. 16, and Cassius “Cash,” 1.
“All of my children were born here,” she said. “I had the other two pretty quickly. We had the same nurses we had with the previous two deliveries.”
She said she wanted her children’s names to be “something different.” Lori chose Creed, but her husband, who is a 1992 graduate of Marion Local High School, wanted to extend it to Creedence.
The couple arrived at the hospital at 12:13 a.m. New Year’s Day.
“We were the only ones here,” Lori said when interviewed in her hospital room Wednesday morning. “There was another couple here who had had their baby a day or two before. And, we’re still the only ones here.”
There were no complications during the birthing process, she said.
“When we had Kendall, I was dilated one centimeter and was in labor for seven hours, and I was induced for Cash and he came quickly,” recalled Lori, who has had each of her child via natural childbirth. “We didn’t know the sex of any of our kids ahead of time, but I had a feeling this was a boy.”
Lori, who has worked at Custom Foam Products in Fort Loramie for 8 1/2 years and currently on maternity leave, was due to have the baby on Jan. 8.
She spent New Year’s Eve Day with a doctor’s appointment in the morning and then going to her parents house, knowing that she would be going to the hospital later.
“I got in one last nap, because I was in for a long night,” she said.
She then returned home and ate supper with her husband, who has worked all day at Crown Equipment in New Bremen, where he has worked for 20 years, before they made the 50-minute drive to Greenville.
“I slept for an hour after work and that got me ready,” he said.
Grandparents of the newborn are Betty and Paul Sherman of Russia and Patricia “Pat” (Liette) and Jerome “Jerry” Clune of Maria Stein. Paternal great-grandmother is 94-year-old Clarine Liette of St. Henry.
The family, which attends St. Rose Church, received a gift basket from Wayne HealthCare, and Lori and Creedence were expected to be dismissed today.
“He [the infant] is the second Clune boy to keep the name going,” Lori said. “Chris’ two brothers have daughters.”