History in the Making: Introducing Baby William!

History in the Making: Introducing Baby William!

For the last three days, I have been constantly hitting the refresh button on Stephanie’s Facebook page, anxiously waiting to see an update after Stephanie announced earlier in the week that she was going to be induced!
Stephanie made it all the way to week 40 before her doctors decided it was time for Mr. William to be evicted from his cozy home. From what I know, her labor moved very slowly after she arrived at the hospital on Thursday night all the way until Saturday afternoon, when she was prepared to have a C-section.
On late Saturday afternoon, May 25, William Curtis Drake Turner, weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz., made his grand entrance as thousands around the world cheered and prayed for his safe arrival. This precious miracle made history as his mommy is the first woman ever with Harlequin Ichthyosis to be pregnant and have a baby!

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Stephanie and Curt on their new gift from God! Please keep Stephanie in your prayers as she heals fully from her C-section, since she is at greater risk for infection.

My eyes have filled with tears every time I think about how much Will’s birth means not only to Stephanie, Curt and their families, but to all of us in the ichthyosis community, especially those of us who have children with Harlequin. (And how appropriate that his birth fell right in the middle of Ichthyosis Awareness Month 🙂 )Stephanie has truly proven that our children can accomplish anything!

26 thoughts on “History in the Making: Introducing Baby William!

  • May 26, 2013 at 10:57 pm
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    YAY! Congrats on this little wonder!!!! Prayers and blessings for both momma and Will!

  • May 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm
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    YAY! Congrats on this little wonder!!!! Prayers and blessings for both momma and Will!

  • May 27, 2013 at 12:10 am
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    How wonderful! He looks beautiful and healthy. Both mother and son are important in health history. I hope Stephanie recovers without any problems.

  • May 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm
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    How wonderful! He looks beautiful and healthy. Both mother and son are important in health history. I hope Stephanie recovers without any problems.

  • May 27, 2013 at 1:47 am
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    What an amazing woman she is! And all she did was fall in love & get pregnant…now everyone has hope!

  • May 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm
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    What an amazing woman she is! And all she did was fall in love & get pregnant…now everyone has hope!

  • May 27, 2013 at 2:52 am
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    Amazing. Hope Stephanie recovers quickly! So excited yall get to meet them this summer!

  • May 26, 2013 at 7:52 pm
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    Amazing. Hope Stephanie recovers quickly! So excited yall get to meet them this summer!

  • May 27, 2013 at 5:04 am
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    Thank you so much for posting this-of course, my prayers go out to Stephanie to speed her recovery. Will is a beautiful baby, he looks so alert.
    Brenna is beautiful and you and your family were blessed to receive her God does not make mistakes.

  • May 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm
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    Thank you so much for posting this-of course, my prayers go out to Stephanie to speed her recovery. Will is a beautiful baby, he looks so alert.
    Brenna is beautiful and you and your family were blessed to receive her God does not make mistakes.

  • May 27, 2013 at 5:43 am
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    This is amazing, what wonderful news!!

  • May 26, 2013 at 10:43 pm
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    This is amazing, what wonderful news!!

  • May 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm
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    Such happy news! Gives so much hope to so many families! Praying that Stephanie has a safe and speedy recovery…..!!!

  • May 27, 2013 at 6:54 am
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    Such happy news! Gives so much hope to so many families! Praying that Stephanie has a safe and speedy recovery…..!!!

  • May 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm
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    I have been lurking on your blog for a long time but have never actually commented, but this post really deserves a huge “WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!” So here it is: WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to Stephanie!

  • May 27, 2013 at 8:24 am
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    I have been lurking on your blog for a long time but have never actually commented, but this post really deserves a huge “WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!” So here it is: WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to Stephanie!

  • May 28, 2013 at 2:52 am
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    Congratulations to the happy couple. William is a beautiful baby.

  • May 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm
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    Congratulations to the happy couple. William is a beautiful baby.

  • May 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm
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    What a beautiful boy! I had been waiting for her to have him as well. He’s a cutie!

  • May 29, 2013 at 10:15 am
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    What a beautiful boy! I had been waiting for her to have him as well. He’s a cutie!

  • June 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm
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    Oh man is he ever cute! Congratulations!

  • June 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm
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    Oh man is he ever cute! Congratulations!

  • June 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm
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    Any update on how Stephanie and Will are doing?

  • June 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm
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    Any update on how Stephanie and Will are doing?

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