January 8, 2015 at 3:17 p.m.
Jesse Turner and Renae McKenzie of Centuria, WI, had something very special to celebrate during the first week of the New Year-- the birth of their son, John Raymond Turner. Dr. Jeanine Brunclik delivered on January 2, at 7:41 AM. John Raymond weighed 7 lbs., 7 ozs. and measured 19 1/2 inches. He has the honor of being the first baby born at SCRMC in 2015.
“This little boy is our first child born at St. Croix Regional,” said Renae. "Our physician, Dr. Brunclik and OB nurses, Kim Johnson and Jeana Quimby, were very helpful during labor and delivery. Our birthing suite is very lovely and the care we received during and after the birth was especially thoughtful and caring. Everyone was able to answer all our questions and provide help when needed while still meeting our wishes for privacy. We received excellent care and really appreciated the little extras we enjoyed to celebrate our son’s birth.”
Grandparents are Kris and Craig Turner of Centuria, WI and LaVerne and Leisha McKenzie of Centuria, WI. What makes the birth even more special is that both grandmothers are employees of St. Croix Regional Medical Center.
The proud and happy couple received a gift of a monogrammed pastel baby swaddle from the Medical Center, a gift basket for Mom and baby from the SCRMC Volunteer Partner’s Gift shop; a $25 Visa card and piggy bank from Royal Credit Union of St. Croix Falls; a newborn photography package from Julie Buck of JB Studios; a $25 gift certificate from Marketplace Foods; a $50 gift certificate from WalMart, a ½ massage for mom from the SCRMC Physical Rehabilitation Department, an USborn book, a $20 Holiday Gas Station gift card, and The Night Your Were Born book from Tangen Drug. The clinic and hospital are grateful to these merchants for generously offering these gifts for the baby and family of the first child of 2015.
Fairview Lakes Medical Center
Britta Jean Doll arrived at 10:47 a.m. Jan. 1, to become the first baby of 2015 born at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming. In honor of the event, Mary Ann Cooper of the Fairview Lakes Auxiliary presented Britta and her parents, Jeff and Melissa Doll, with a giant basket of locally purchased baby gifts, and a tower of diapers.
Melissa says they were pleasantly surprised by all the special gifts, but hadn’t anticipated having the New Year’s baby as Britta wasn’t due for another week. Melissa went into labor shortly after midnight on New Year’s Eve and arrived at the hospital at about 4:30 a.m. Britta was born six hours later, delivered by OB/GYN specialist Melissa Kriscunas, MD.
If you think Jeff and Melissa look at little familiar, you’re right. That’s because the couple shared their previous birth experience at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in stories that appeared in print and online video. You may have seen them pictured with their first baby, Nolan, who is now age 2-1/2. Melissa said their second birth experience was as smooth as their first one. “We are especially grateful to the nurse who stayed with us throughout the labor and delivery,” says Jeff.