GREENVILLE— Wayne HealthCare celebrated the birth of its “centennial baby” on Friday.
The first baby born at Wayne HealthCare was Joanne Helen Krickenberger, on March 9, 1922. The hospital celebrated the centennial on Wednesday.
Following the celebration, the first baby born after celebrating 100 years of delivering babies at Wayne HealthCare, Tristin Webster Colvin, was born at 7:47 p.m. on March 1o, 2022 to parents Mary Lamas-Funk and Jared Colvin, of New Madison.
The hospital presented the family with a gift basket full of baby-related items, such as a stuffed animal, afghan, picture frame a children’s book and a baby book in commemoration of the event.
Tristin is Lamas-Funk’s second child, but Jared’s first, who said it’s “magical” to finally have his son here. He added that he even helped Dr. Jennifer Canan with Tristin’s delivery.
“When Dr. Canan let the head crown, I then put my hands along with hers and we delivered the baby together,” he said.
Lamas-Funk, 21, said her son came at the perfect time, for more reasons than just to be Wayne HealthCare’s centennial baby.
“Yesterday, I knew he was coming,” Lamas-Funk said. “I was messaging my friend and I was like, ‘My water is going to break today.’ I knew, I knew he was coming. We all knew. My mamaw is actually visiting from Kentucky, it had just so happen that she had come to visit for a few hours, and my water broke when we had lunch together. He knew what he was doing. He’s a show-stopper.”
Lamas-Funk said she’s looking forward to watching her four-year-old daughter, Liliana Joy, step into the role of big-sister.
“[I’m looking for to] watching my daughter love my son,” she said. “Being a new mom again is just different. Being a bigger family, I’m excited for that. That’s what I’m most excited for is being a bigger family, because I always wanted a big family.”