WRMC's First Baby of 2016

Amy and Shannon Clark with son Finn Everett ClarkAmy Clark is a big fan of surprises. When she discovered her newborn son, Finn Everett Clark, was White River Medical Center’s (WRMC) first baby of 2016, she was, as expected, excited by the surprise.

Baby Finn Everett Clark

“Surprises are my favorite. We didn’t even want to know the gender during my pregnancy, because I wanted it to be a surprise,” said Amy.

Finn is the first child of Amy, and husband Shannon Clark, residents of Batesville.

Since they didn’t know the gender of their child, they picked out names for both. If they had a girl, the first name was going to be Finley, and Finn for a boy; derived from Amy’s maiden name Finch. Everett, the middle name, is the name of Shannon’s grandfather.

“We kept the names traditional,” said Amy. “My only concern was when we saw Star Wars recently, there was a character named Finn. I was trying to convince myself that, if we had a son, we should call him Everett because I felt like he was going to have the same name as many of the kids in his class when he got older!”

They decided to keep it Finn Everett and, a few short weeks later, they were going to put that name to use.

Weighing in at 8 lbs 14.8 oz, Finn was safely delivered by Amy’s physician, Dr. Meriden Glasgow and the Maternity team at WRMC.

“He’s here, and he’s perfect,” said Amy while watching Shannon rock baby Finn. “He has been the best surprise.”