Back on the Pit

by jessicaturner on July 11, 2008

They broke my water a couple hours ago, started me on the magnesium and stopped the pit – in hopes that I would keep contracting. Instead, I napped for about an hour and my contractions basically stopped.

So, at about 12:30, they restarted the pit and I am starting to feel contractions again.

I am starving. Nothing but popsicles, ice chips and water for me… I also have a bad migraine, which I think is due to lack of sleep and food.

Please be praying that in the next few hours, I dilate and Elias makes his big debut, without any more interventions.

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous July 11, 2008 at 6:47 pm

Praying hard for you… hang in there!!!


Anonymous July 11, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Praying for you…it won’t be long now.

Nancy in North Carolina


jackie July 11, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Checking your blog.
Checking your blog.

Jackie Carl (Marion, IN)


KeesMomi July 11, 2008 at 7:14 pm

Hi Jessica,

I’m Joy. :) You don’t know me, but I’ve lurked on your blog for a couple of months.

Hang in there, friend. It will be worth it. Having that sweet baby boy in your arms will be worth every second, I promise!

I was exactly where you are 6 years ago when I had my fourth baby. The pre-e, the mag sulfate, the foley, the pit, the cytotec, the laying on the left side. . . all of it. I know what you’re feeling right now!

But soon it will be over and you’ll have your little Elias. Hang in there. . . he’s coming.

~ Joy in Denver


Anonymous July 11, 2008 at 7:26 pm

I can’t stop checking every other second! Praying for you & Elias!


Michele July 11, 2008 at 7:50 pm

breathe!! breathe!!


Angie if you are there I am praying for you too! I know this must also be hard for you. I am so proud of you and your strength to be there for your friend.
Hugs and Kisses xoxoxoxoxox


Jill July 11, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Praying for you….looking forward to the great news :)


Tanya July 11, 2008 at 8:11 pm

Checking on you again as I have discovered your blog months ago through Angie’s blog. I left a comment at your last update but wanted again to tell you that I heard the same scary words that you heard with the mag. and seizure and I to cried for along time. My problem was my blood pressure and had to keep the mag. even after the baby was born. But everyone turned out healthy so as I look back – it was worth it.
Hang in there


Jan July 11, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Hey Jessica!
I have been following your blog for weeks, okay probably months now. I am friends with Daeon White who is friends with Angie & Audra, and she introduced me to your blog since I’m due just after you…I have 3 weeks and 2 days to go and our precious Adyson will be here in our arms !!!
Just wanted to let you know that thoughts and prayers are going out to you and Elias. Can’t wait to see how precious your little man is! CONGRATULATIONS Jessica & Matthew!!!!!


Kim and the boys July 11, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Praying for you. I know this isnt the birthplan you had written, but you are in the home stretch!


staceyfike July 11, 2008 at 8:58 pm

awww jess you look fantastic!!
i’m so excited!!

hopefully you’ve got that sweet baby boy in your arms as i type!


Chatty July 11, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Ugh this sounds like my first labor! hang in there, try to rest when you can.

Sending you good labor vibes!


Anonymous July 11, 2008 at 9:24 pm

I’m so proud of you…hang in there I love you with all my heart! Be strong…can’t wait to see my nephew…


Melissa July 11, 2008 at 10:52 pm

I found your blog through Angie’s and I love reading your blog as well as your husband’s. You are both so funny! Just wanted to let you know I’m praying for your family and hope everything goes smooth.


Anonymous July 11, 2008 at 11:01 pm

I have the email loaded up and ready to send out a photo! Can’t wait to get the call. And I will come see you as soon as you are up to it! Hang in there! Love you!


Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul July 11, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Hold on tight to Matthew and Angie!!! I tell my girls I came to a point with both of them that I said I want to go home and come back and finish this tomorrow!!!

Praying for you, Matthew and Angie, know that God knows what you are going through.

Pamela in TX


Michelle July 11, 2008 at 11:39 pm

prayers from Cincy!


Dani July 11, 2008 at 11:44 pm

I found your blog through Angies. Just thought I would let ya know I am praying for ya and will keep checking for updates.


Anonymous July 11, 2008 at 11:52 pm

Got Angie’s update in my Google Reader and came over to check your blog also. I’ve been lurking on both of your blogs since you updated when precious Audrey was born.

Just wanted to let you know that I’m so excited for you guys and sending prayers up in Georgia. So glad Angie’s there with you. Loving the video blogs.

Molly in Georgia


Tiger & Kar July 12, 2008 at 12:30 am

Hi Jessica & Matthew – I just found your blog through Angie’s and wanted to let you know there are a few additional prayers being lifted up for your family tonight all the way from Virginia.

My husband & I recently adopted a little boy from Russia. This is an amazing, exciting, life altering event and we wish all 3 of you the very best.

Good luck!
Karyn in Virginia


Andrea Merrell July 12, 2008 at 12:40 am

I was induced with my first. In labor for 26 hrs Trabue delivered standing in for Barnett. My labor stalled but finally resumed. I am praying for you and baby and hubby and Angie. Just think this time tommorrow night you will be holding him in your arms ! Praise God for this special time in all things be thankful and remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you !


Michele July 12, 2008 at 12:54 am

Breathe!! Breathe!!

Still praying!!

Still checking the blog!!

Waiting!! Waiting!!

Be Still and Know That I am God!!
Love Michele


Joy July 12, 2008 at 12:55 am

I’m hoping he’s here now and that’s why we haven’t had an update in almost 8 hours!!! WOO HOO!!!


Monique July 12, 2008 at 2:46 am

Well my goodness, I am glad I checked your blog. You look like you are doing good. Hang in there and we will be praying for a baby to be here soon and no complications.


Jenny Pearson July 12, 2008 at 3:21 am

Oh, Jess!! I just watched your sad video :o) Trust me…you look LOVELY!!

Hang in there, sweet friend! I have been praying all day, and will continue to do so. Please tell Mr. Elias that I am READY to meet him, so he needs to get movin’!

Keep us posted :o)



Rog & Aimee July 12, 2008 at 3:25 am

ok so I don’t know you at all but I saw your blog from the smith’s. (don’t know her either) k. I saw you said you have a migrane from probably lack of sleep or whatever! I had that same stuff and that same horrible migrane. funny thing was is that everytime I complained of something the nurses said it was due to the magnesium so by the end of my stay horrible food or a leg cramp was said to be because of the mag! praying for you and praying that you feel ok after all that stuff is in you! happy baby day


Wendy July 12, 2008 at 5:15 am

I had my first baby last year so I am feeling your pain! Praying for you in Alabama. It will be over soon and you will have the biggest blessing you could ever imagine to come into your life! Blessings on you, Wendy


Anonymous July 12, 2008 at 7:53 am

Hi Jessica…when I had my first daughter I also had preeclampsia, was induced, and given pitocin and magnesium. The entire night I threw up and had a migraine, which I think was from the mag. I know how you feel right now! I just pray that you are able to dialate and Elias can be born naturally, very soon! I underwent an emergency c-section for fetal heart decels, but it went smoothly and all was fine in the end. Hang in there…can’t wait to see pic of this handsome guy! -Angela in CA


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