elias jude… and his daddy

by jessicaturner on July 12, 2008



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jackie July 12, 2008 at 11:33 am

Yay, Jess ! I already commented over on Matthew’s blog. I am so excited for all of you. I know it was a looonnggg many hours to get him here, but you know the saying…”good things come to those who wait.” Tee! Hee! (Just trying to add a little humor to your tired being).
Elias is absolutely BEAUTIFUL !
God has been good to you all.
Love & Prayers,
Jackie Carl (Marion, IN)

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Jan July 12, 2008 at 11:38 am

What an amazing young man you have!!! I have woken up several times in the night thinking about you, and am SO glad to see that Elias is here. How exciting!!! I’ll be praying that you get some MUCH needed rest today. Congratulations!!!

God bless you all!!!

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Amy July 12, 2008 at 11:42 am

Congratulations!!! He is beautiful! Hope you get a lot of rest today!

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Jill July 12, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Jessica and Matthew – CONGRATS! Praising God for beautiful, sweet and very delicious Elias Jude!

I’m thrilled you are doing well this morning and praying for much rest for everyone. I’m sure you are enjoying your breakfast by now!

Praying you have no after effects from the magsulfate. It took me a few days to get that completely out of my system!

Hugs and blessings – Jill
http://www.forevernevernalways1.blogspot.com

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Jen July 12, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Congratulations! We are so happy for you! Elias is a precious little love and we can’t wait to meet him!

I am sure you are both exhausted. Let us know when you are ready for visitors.

Love, Jen, Latham & Reid (& baby)

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Anonymous July 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Congrats! He is so cute!
I can stop stalking now:).
Jessica

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Cindy July 12, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Praise God! He is adorable.
What a great day to have a baby. Today is my granddaughters 4th birthday. We are having a party for her and will be happy to celebrate your new arrival.
Get some rest!
Cindy ~ Phoenix

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Dawn July 12, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Congratulations on the safe arrival of your sweet Elias Jude!
I love his name!!!

Blessings on you all,
Dawn @ 4:53 am

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april July 12, 2008 at 1:24 pm

congratulations!!! he’s gorgeous! what a blessing! Great job, Jess!

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Schoffield July 12, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul July 12, 2008 at 1:33 pm

He is gorgeous!!! Congratulations! And good job on taking the epi – both of mine came while no anisthetist was at the hospital but I would have taken it if it had been available!!!

Have fun and hopefully today you will get LOTS of sleep!!!

Pamela in TX

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Leonard Family July 12, 2008 at 1:47 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! GREAT job mom! He’s beautiful! What a priceless video, I am loving the yawn at the end. Oh I am Jana, I check Angie’s blog daily and prayer for her and her family. Thank-you so much for your friendship to the family!! Take care and enjoy your precious miracle! PRAISE GOD! Get your rest now mama cause it’s about to be a thing of the past for a while. You’ll be in my prayers for a quick recovery and praises to God for blessing you with Elias.
Love, HUGS & Prayers
Jana

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Anonymous July 12, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Yea!! So happy for yall, he is absolutely adorable!
Liz (in TX)

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Monique July 12, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Awww, too too cute. :) Congrats…I headed straight to the computer this morning to check on you. Now get some rest…okay???? Elias is just beautiful!!!!

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Jenny Pearson July 12, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Hooray!! I am so excited for y’all :o)

Look at those sweet cheeks – he is adorable!

Can’t wait to see y’all!

Much Love,
Jenny

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Bridget =) July 12, 2008 at 2:26 pm

aw, congrats!!!!

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Joy July 12, 2008 at 2:28 pm

I commented on Matthew’s blog already and while I know you’ll get the comment there I had to say it again… Your husband is a NATURAL and is already a fantastic father!

Get some sweet rest (if you can—when I had my babies I had such an adrenaline rush that I couldn’t calm down). You did good!!!

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asplashofsunshine July 12, 2008 at 2:36 pm

I had to come and say a quick CONGRATULATIONS as I was snooping after reading “Bring the Rain”. Elias is such a handsome little guy… again, CONGRATULATIONS! It feels a little strange to congratulate a total stranger, yet I am just a mommy that can almost see your smiles (maybe feel your pain too), and know how elated you are. I guess it is a universal experience. Take care of your new little guy, and YOURSELF too!

SF Bay Area, California

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Chatty July 12, 2008 at 2:49 pm

HURRAY!!!

I read the details over on Angie’s blog, and wanted to say I am SO THRILLED for you guys, and kudos for making it so far without the pain meds (because I know from experience, pitocin is nobody’s friend, UGH brutal).

You both must be over the moon!! Now try and get some rest and just know that we’re all celebrating the arrival of your little Elias Jude!

:)

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Michelle July 12, 2008 at 3:01 pm

what a beauty!!!

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Jill July 12, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Yeah!!! So glad that everything turned out perfectly. Enjoy him…and get some sleep while you’re in the hospital…He’s beautiful!

All of your hard work definitely paid off!

Happy Birthday Elias Jude!

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Keri July 12, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Thank you Lord for answered prayers! He is beautiful!

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staceyfike July 12, 2008 at 3:27 pm

YAY!!!!! he’s beautiful!!! congrats mommy and daddy!!!!

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KeesMomi July 12, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Congratulations! He is just beautiful. Enjoy your babymoon and get some rest.

God is good! :)

~ Joy in Denver

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tab July 12, 2008 at 3:43 pm

I so love that he says “hi” in his own littler unique way- a big yawn/smile. He is beautiful! Congratulations. Savor every minute as they grow and change so quickly.

(I’m just a fellow Christ follower that linked to your blog through Angie’s.)

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Anonymous July 12, 2008 at 3:55 pm

He is here!!!!!!!!! Elias looks absolutely adorable and I love that yawn he threw in at the end of the video….. I even had a dream that I was in the hospital visiting you both last night. :) Post more, soon!!! xoxoxo. Roommate.

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anglswngs July 12, 2008 at 4:50 pm

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!

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Marissa July 12, 2008 at 5:24 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! He is beautiful. Praise the Lord for Elias!

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Honea Household July 12, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Congratulations! He is beautiful! You did a great job and I hope you have a very fast recovery!

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Molly July 12, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Congratulations Turners!!! I am praying and thinking about you and the new baby!! He is precious and adorable. Keep the videos and pictures coming :)
Love you lots. Hugs from St. Paul~Molly Leverty

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A 5 time mom July 12, 2008 at 6:03 pm

What a cutie and love the little smile he gave at the end.

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Gina July 12, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Happy Birthday Elias!!!
You are beautiful!
Congratulations to mom and dad!
Good luck with him….you are so blessed.
I have been checking in on you Jessica since I found your link on Angie’s blog. I am so happy for you. Glad everything turned out well. Get plenty of rest and recover quickly.
God Bless your new family.
Love,
Gina (mom of 4)

PS I love the names you chose for him.

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Alysa July 12, 2008 at 6:40 pm

I came over here from Angie’s blog. Congratulations! Elias is soooo cute! I am glad that you two are healthy. I know how hard it is to have a high BP labor and delivery (I had one too). Congrats again!

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Michele July 12, 2008 at 6:50 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ELIAS!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TURNER FAMILY- YOU ARE NOW OFFICIALLY A FAMILY!!!!

I WAS PRAYING FOR YOU ALL NIGHT LONG AND EVEN DREAMT ABOUT YOU.
GLAD TO HEAR ALL WENT WELL AND YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB.

WAY TO GO ANGIE FOR BEING THERE FOR YOUR FRIEND- SHE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT. WHAT COURAGE IT TAKES TO BE SELFLESS AND PUT OTHER’S BEFORE YOUR SELF.
GOD SMILED ON ALL OF YOU AT 5TSKEA

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Rachel July 12, 2008 at 6:50 pm

Jess, Dave & I are sooooo thrilled for you and Matthew! What a gorgeous addition to your family. I can’t wait to meet Elias in person. We love you.
Rachel

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Michele July 12, 2008 at 6:52 pm

SORRY I HIT SEND BEFORE I SPELLED CHECKED AND WAS FINISHED- SORRY.
ANYWAY I WAS TYPING 5:04 AM TODAY.
AGAIN GOD BLESS TO YOU ALL!!
LOVE
MICHELE STEWART

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Daniel & Heidi Schatz July 12, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Hey “jess” can I call you that?? I don’t know you but I read Angie’s blog and I just wanted to say that I prayed for you last night before I went to bed, and I’m soooo glad everything went good!! Elias Jude (looooove the name by the way) is sooooo stinkin’ cute, he is just a sweetpea!!! As one mommy to another, congratulations and may it be the sweetest time of your lives!!! God bless! ~heidi Knox,TN

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Karen July 12, 2008 at 9:12 pm

congrats! he is so very beautiful!!!

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Melody July 12, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Congratulations Jessica & Matthew!! What a beautiful baby boy!

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my name is kristy mae July 12, 2008 at 9:25 pm

How exciting! I am so glad mother and baby are both healthy and happy. He is ADORABLE!

(I’m a stranger friend from Angie’s blog and haven’t commented in a few weeks)

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michelle July 12, 2008 at 10:45 pm

Woohoo!!!! I’m sooo happy for you and I couldn’t help but bust out laughing at all of the Matt/Angie videos…are you sure that you didn’t slip them some drugs? LOL. Great job on the delivery. Aren’t epidurals great when you need them? Anyway, congrats and I’m so happy for you. He is a beautiful little one. I think that he looks a bit like Matthew though…sorry, Jess.

Update soon!

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Jenn A. July 12, 2008 at 11:54 pm

Seeing Elias with his Daddy is just so precious. Congratulations to both of you, and I am so glad he is healthy and you are ok, too. I wish you much rest in the coming days. Still praying for you as you recover…
Jenn A.

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Just a simple gal July 13, 2008 at 12:05 am

How precious is he?!? Been praying for you and so happy to see that all is well. Hope you’re rested ad feeling better by now too!

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Meag July 13, 2008 at 1:29 am

Just popped over from Angie’s blog! He’s beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

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Kyra July 13, 2008 at 2:19 am

Happy Birthday Elias! Wow!He is awesome and of course looks like the ultrasound pictures. Can’t wait to see the hair. Love the little smile at the end! What a joy to finally see him. I prayed last night for all of you and G-parents to have safe travels. God sure has blessed us today!

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Disney Scrapper July 13, 2008 at 2:36 am

Oh he is so beautiful. Congratulations.

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Mary Lou July 13, 2008 at 4:04 am

Matt & Jessica, I have loved sharing this exciting time with you both! Congratulations!!! He is beautiful! Hope to see him next time I come to Nashville! Love you’s!

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The Kirkpatrick Family July 13, 2008 at 4:51 am

Congratulations! What a precious Baby!

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Beckycain6 July 13, 2008 at 5:22 am

Wow, awesome! He’s so cute! Congrats!! Now you get to tell you labor story on long road trips and when you are stuck on elevators and stuff! Welcome to the Mommy World!!!!

Praying for you and Matthew and you new little man!

With love and praise to the Lord,
Becky

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Beckycain6 July 13, 2008 at 5:23 am

Uhhh, errr, by the way….my “r” key must be stuck or missing or something. Dern computers!!

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Bethany July 13, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Congratulations on your sweet, healthy baby boy! I have three boys….they are such a blessing :) Your labor sounds like the one I had with Samuel…I was SO exhausted by the time he was born, I wanted someone to knock me out! But you made it! And I’m sure that you will feel (if you don’t already) that Elias was well worth it :)
Best to you!!
Bethany in Michigan
(BTW–I’m an avid blog reader of Angie’s! That’s how I knew!)

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queenoftheclick July 15, 2008 at 4:08 am

Elias is so beautiful.

At the end of the video, I know he was yawning…..but it almost looked like he was smiling…..too cute.

Prayers for the new parents – that you get some rest and enjoy your first month as parents!!

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Jen July 15, 2008 at 6:22 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! blessings to you and your sweet new boy and family!!

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