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by jessicaturner on July 11, 2008

Well we are at Vanderbilt right now, and I stole the computer from Matthew, since who knows when I will next feel like/be able to update. We are sitting in the waiting room, as they are backed up and have no rooms. Let the fun begin…

Okay, so the details as to what we are doing here, as I am not experiencing contractions, my water hasn’t broke, etc.

I had to do another 24-hour urine sample (totally gross) yesterday to test my urine to see if protein was showing up (a sign of preeclampsia). I had to do one of these a couple weeks ago and some protein was present, but not enough to be concerned. However, my lab results today showed A LOT of protein. A LOT. My blood pressure though is not very high, so I am “asymptomatic pre-eclamptic” and they want to induce delivery to be sure things don’t get worse.

My midwife, Emma, says that we do not need to panic, everything else looked good, that inducing is to prevent things from getting worse. (So don’t panic Mom and Dad!)

Emma is on tonight, which is great. Matthew and I love her. However, she said I likely won’t deliver until tomorrow, so another midwife will probably deliver Elias.

Angie is on stand-by to come to the hospital at a moment’s notice, which will be great to have her here. I think my family is going to drive down from Wisconsin tomorrow night, which I am also excited about.

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers!

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Joy July 11, 2008 at 1:22 am

OH WOW!!! I’m going to be checking back often to see the updates!!!


Kim and the boys July 11, 2008 at 1:26 am


Been reading your blog for a while (from Angie’s). I just had to comment on the 24 hour urine test – I have had to do those myself and you have it right…GROSS. Trying explaining it to a very curious 2 year old, who asks if he can have some juice from the big jug…

Best of luck for a smooth delivery – know that you have been in my prayers (especially since reading about the BP issues) and will be so tonight.


Cindy July 11, 2008 at 1:49 am

Just a note from a sister in the Lord. I will be praying for and Matthew and of course Elias, your midwife and other team members tonight. Blessings to all of you for a safe delivery.
Cindy ~ Phoenix


Rosemary July 11, 2008 at 1:55 am

Woo hoo!! Lyla is so excited that “Eli’s coming!!!”

Please call if we can help with anything. We’ll take care of the screen door – do not even think about it!!

God bless you – get some rest!

Rosemary, Wayne and Lyla


Lisa July 11, 2008 at 2:24 am

I’ve been reading your blog for a while now as well (also from Angie’s). I don’t know either of you but I pray for you often. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your beautiful baby boy.

Praying for you,


staceyfike July 11, 2008 at 4:00 am

yay!!! i’ll be sending you lots of “easy labor” vibes tomorrow!!

so happy for you!!


Anonymous July 11, 2008 at 4:30 am

I’m soooo excited can’t wait to hear Eli is here and ready to play…praying for you and Matthew ! love you both mom


Amy July 11, 2008 at 1:07 pm

so excited for you!! your little miracle will be here so soon. praying everything goes smoothly for you.


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