by jessicaturner on June 29, 2008

I have been on bed rest since Friday. I find it really challenging to just lie around, as my mind whirs over things it could be doing. So, I have done a bit of nesting this weekend. Nothing too strenuous though!

1) I painted this cute little ELIAS door hanging using paint colors that are in his bedding.

2) I also painted these little shadow boxes for his room.

Both projects were really easy, but I like that something that I made is a part of his nursery.

3) My bag is packed for the hospital – well, at least mostly packed. The hardest part was selecting clothes to bring for Elias, so I brought several options.

4) Phone tree – The phone tree is written, so it will be really easy for Matthew and Angie to let our family and friends know when Elias has arrived.

5) Thank yous – I continued working on the dozens of thanks yous that need to be written from my big family shower. My goal is to have them completed and mailed by this coming weekend.

We really think I am probably going to be induced early because of my blood pressure and me trending toward preeclampsia. I am being monitored very closely, so just keep the doctors and midwives in your prayers as they continue to care for Elias and me.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

brandiandboys June 29, 2008 at 11:33 pm

Love those shadow boxes…too cute!

Take care of yourself, high blood pressure can be scary!

Praying for you and Elias (and Matthew too, of course!)

Would love to fit lunch in soon, if you can get out.


Michele June 30, 2008 at 12:28 am

I had pre-eclampsia with my fourth and final baby. I was on bed rest for 6 weeks with 3 kids! That is why Josh is the last!!
Anyway he came a month early and weighed 8 lbs 1 oz. A month early!! He would have been 12 lbs if I had not gone into labor early. He had some complications afterwards but is now 8 and healty as a horse!
I will continue to still pray for you and the baby. I think of you often and Angie also. How is she doing? She seems better on her blog but sometimes good friends get a more clearer sense of these things.
My best friend’s daughter passed 5years ago and I always knew her moods better than anyone else- even her husband. That is why girlfriends are so crucial for women!!
God Bless
Love Michele


Nicki June 30, 2008 at 4:22 am

I’m a follower of your blog – from New Zealand. I wish you the very best for the birth of your precious wee gift.


Anonymous June 30, 2008 at 12:49 pm

I thought of you when I saw this, Jess. Sure hope you have one for Elisa!


Anonymous June 30, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Elias — my fingers aren’t working properly this morning. Full of typos!


*~*Amber*~* June 30, 2008 at 2:56 pm

oh jess!! im SO glad ur keeping us updated on ur blog. I hope Im on that call tree girlie!! I can’t wait! xo Prayers being lifted up for all involved!


Bevy June 30, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Praying for you in that horizontal position – so hard to endure – read books … Narnia is a good way to go… Lots of t.v. I bet! UGH!
Jesus said, she forgot her pain, because she was delivered a BOY! :) I’m sure all this will pass and you will hold your baby triumphantly.
God bless and praying for your safe delivery.
Room looks great! Very imaginative!


Joy June 30, 2008 at 6:45 pm

VERY CUTE doorhanger and boxes! Get good rest!!!


Anonymous June 30, 2008 at 11:35 pm

How exciting, maybe Elias will be a July 4th baby!


Anonymous July 1, 2008 at 2:35 am

Both projects turned out fabulous ……the shadow boxes are just darling with the animals in them. What a great touch for Elias room……mom


Matthew Costner July 1, 2008 at 2:56 pm

matthew showed me the pics of these the other day. so cute… i’m so proud to be your neighbor now. also, i like your blog… :)


Morning By Morning July 1, 2008 at 5:31 pm

That door hanger is SOOO cute! I love it!


CABeachBlonde July 2, 2008 at 12:08 pm

SO cute! :)


Twila July 2, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Hey, Jess–I had preeclampsia with Zach and all went well. Being induced and the meds (magnesium sulphate) are no fun but they will take good care of you if indeed, it has to happen that way. Know yourself well, if you feel different, call in to the doctor. Things can change quickly but it happens in pregnancy more than you know. Hugs to you–take care of yourself. Praying daily.



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