It’s going to be a big year, baby

A Franklin couple gave birth to the first baby born in the county in 2018.

Jacob Wheeler was born at Johnson Memorial Hospital at 11:33 a.m. Monday to parents Carena Mitchell and Jessee Wheeler.

Baby Wheeler made his debut weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He was 21 inches long.

A Greenwood couple welcomed their baby girl just over an hour later at Community Hospital South as the first baby born at the southside hospital this year. Meadow Snow Chambers was born at 12:56 p.m. Monday to Linsey Nichalson and Stanley Chambers Jr.

Franciscan Health’s first baby in 2018 was born at 2:24 a.m. Monday to an Indianapolis couple.