Nana and Auntie Sissy

by jessicaturner on July 14, 2008

My mom and sister drove down from Wisconsin Sunday to meet Elias. I am exhausted right now (it’s 5 am Monday and Elias just had a feeding), but wanted to at least post pics from when they first got here. So sweet.

And here’s a pic to prove how tired I am…(look at my sleepy eyes… they aren’t much better than Eli’s). I can’t wait to go home today. It will be nice to not have nurses constantly in and out taking my temperature, asking about my urine output, etc. lol. I have never stayed in the hospital before, so it has been quite the experience. :)

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Mallory July 14, 2008 at 10:43 am

Precious! Family is bound to be an added comfort during the craziness. :)

I sent an email to your gmail account. I hope you read it soon, though I understand it may be a few days.

Much love — Mal


Anonymous July 14, 2008 at 10:47 am

You still look great even when you’re tired! Have fun with the fam!


Cindi July 14, 2008 at 12:23 pm

I think you look amazing! I’m so glad your family is there to help as well! LET THEM! :O) Have a wonderful day going home!

Cindi Ellison


Karen July 14, 2008 at 12:59 pm

so sweet. looks like being a mom agrees with you. wishing you all the happiness….take care.


the rye family July 14, 2008 at 1:00 pm

i followed your labor/delivery after linking through angie’s blog! :) CONGRATULATIONS!! my oldest daughter turned 14 on july 12, so we were EXCITED!! :) CONGRATULATIONS again – he’s such a cutie – and you are awesome – what a LONG labor & delivery :( but it’s over and you have your precious little boy in your arms – GOD IS GOOD!!
p.s. LOVE your sister’s PACKER hat! :)


Michele July 14, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Good morning!!!
How precious is the picture of Elias and his nana. How absolutely beautiful.
I was glad to hear you are going home today- I figured as much.
I know when you are home it is wonderful after having been bothered every 10 minutes with nurses, visitors etc.
Let you family help you with EVERYTHING!! Do not try to be super mom. You are to rest and let others help. Sleep when you can too.
That helps you store up your energy for in the middle of the night.
I think you look beautiful.
You are a new momma and are to look tired. If you did not I would be concerned. :)
God Bless
HAppy First Day Home!!!!!
Love Michele


Gina July 14, 2008 at 1:15 pm

You look like a woman in love.


Therese July 14, 2008 at 1:47 pm

What beautiful pictures! I can’t believe my cousin is a Nana, and that you are a Mommy…enjoy your first day home!


Mamajeh July 14, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Praying for you from an encouraged reader of your blog and Angie Smith’s. She is so lucky to have a friend like you.

Best wishes for you and your gorgeous son. He’s beautiful and I love his name!

Jessica Hanson
Billings, MT

Checkout my blog if you get a mintue


Colleen July 14, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Aw how cute. Love the new pics.

And yes i remember so well staying in the hospital…after three times though you get used to the nurses asking you such personal questions.


Simplyliz July 14, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Jessica, I found you from Angie’s blog, and I’m a fellow believer and scrapbooking addict.

Congratulations on the healthy arrival of Elias, and that photo of the two of you will be so special as the years go by, sleepy eyes and all. Beautiful!


Heather July 14, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Hi Jessica,

Popped over here from Angie’s blog.

CONGRATULATIONS! God was really showing off when He made Elias. What a punkin!

I’m wishing you and your family many blessings!

Love and Hugs!


Anonymous July 14, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Two things inquiring minds want to know:

1) Did you ever get the Mint Chapstick? It was so nice when that commenter offered to go get some and your dad thanked him. So sweet, it brought tears to my eyes.

2) Please show us a picture of Elias in the outfit that Angie thinks is too big for him? You know, the outfit y’all were talking about in one of those hilarious videos.

Thanks! :)


Joy July 14, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Doesn’t it just feel so great to be home?!?! I was ready to leave the hospital after giving birth, and I LIKE hospitals.

Anyway, he is a doll and those pictures you got of your mom and sister are TOO TOO TOO precious! You’re a fantastic photographer!!!


Bevy July 14, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Sleep whenever he does – let everyone else DO everything else – until they leave! :)
God bless – you’re doing a GREAT job with him. 😉 Happy Mom!


The Kahler Family July 14, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Congratulations Jessica! I have followed your pregnancy a bit through Angie’s blog, and I’m a scrapbook lover… added bonus!
Elias is stunning, he is so beautiful!
You look as if you are filled with joy, and that is more evident than how tired you are! Those early morning feedings were the worst for me, I would fall asleep no matter where I was!
Let your mom and sister help you so that you can get your rest (and maybe let them do your laundry, clean, grocery shop), you’ll be so glad that you did! :)


Tiffany July 14, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Your son is beautiful! Great job Jessica! I am so glad it all worked out. Congratulations!


Allmykids123 July 14, 2008 at 5:44 pm

I’ve been keeping up with you guys through Angie’s blog. I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes at how beautiful your family is. Brought back lots of memories of the births of my 3 kids. (I had the massive migraine from the epidural too)!! What a special time this is for you guys. Don’t take a minute for goes by too quickly. Congrats on your beautiful son. My prayers are with you guys.


Anonymous July 14, 2008 at 7:48 pm

He’s beautiful! I’m so glad the family got down there to see you! Congrats family. and Debbie – I would work for you anyday at a time like this! Congratulations again! :)

Mary D.


my name is kristy mae July 14, 2008 at 8:04 pm

They wake you up in hospitals just to ask if you are sleeping well!

You still look adorable and Elias is pretty cute too. I love the first pic, I love those cute baby cheeks :)


Jody July 14, 2008 at 8:29 pm

I hope the transition to being home and adjusting to a newborn goes well. I hope that you soak up every precious minute…because even though they are exhausting, they will go by much too quickly! Thanks for all the updates and I pray you all will just fall in love with each other more and more each day. Take care! {And take lots of pictures too!} =)


Caroline July 14, 2008 at 8:47 pm

I’ve been following your blog for a while and just wanted to say how happy I am for you and Matthew. Elias is beautiful. You have many fun and challenging days ahead – more fun than challenging thankfully. Savor every moment, but get some rest!


Anonymous July 14, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Hi Turner family —
Congratulations to all of you! Jessica you look terrific. The baby is adorable. I love the picture of Elias and your mom!

Best of everything.


jackie July 14, 2008 at 9:42 pm

You look beautiful. You are beaming through those tired eyes !
Thank you to you & Matthew for all the updates through the blogs via typing entries, posting pictures and the videos !
It has been so fun to hear your “live” voices and see you interacting.
Elias is so adorable. He has the cutest cheeks & chin.
I hope you are feeling much better by now & no more headache.
I look forward to keeping updated on your precious family.
Love & Prayers,
Jackie Carl
(Marion, IN)


Colette July 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm

Aw lol at his tubby little tummy!


Tom U July 14, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Congratulations! There is a special newborn portrait session waiting for Elias at the studio.


Amber July 15, 2008 at 1:23 am

You guys are Way TOO cute! I loved the videos and yes, you look TERRIFIC! New life is so completely fabulous!!!! I am so completely happy for you guys….much love and happy thoughts coming your way!!!


Lissette July 15, 2008 at 2:10 am

Congratulations! So happy for you! Elias is beautiful! Love his name! And you look great! You are a Mommy! How exciting!


queenoftheclick July 15, 2008 at 4:01 am

Congratulations on having such a beautiful son!

I came to your blog from Angie’s.


kara July 15, 2008 at 6:16 am

I’ve been reading about you on Angie’s site and just wanted to stop by and admire your beautiful baby boy! He is just gorgeous! I pray that the Lord blesses you and your new little family. Congratulations!


kristen July 15, 2008 at 11:17 am

I’m new to your blog but it was great to read.
Little boys are great aren’t they.
I have 4.


Stephanie July 15, 2008 at 11:22 am

I wish that I looked that good when I was tired! Congratulations on your sweet boy. All three of you are in my thoughts and prayers!


Kelley July 15, 2008 at 3:06 pm

What precious pictures! Thanks for sharing them. I am so glad that Elias is healthy. He is so cute. Try to rest when he rests. It is easier said than done.

Kelley in Arkansas


Kris July 15, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Here from Angie’s blog and just wanted to say ~

Congrats on your PRECIOUS little pumpkin! He’s perfect! =)


The Cox Family July 15, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Congrats on your baby boy! Wish you all the best!


Teach Me to Be Still July 15, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Congrats on the new baby!! He is so sweet–just love those cute cheeks! :-)

I had to laugh when I saw your video after your husband went home for sleep. You seemed a bit disgruntled :-) I was the same way with my first one, insisted my husband stay each and every moment because that was what he was suppose to do–I needed his help! Boy, was that a disaster. I, too, had long stressful delivery and was WAY exhausted. My husband did his best to stay with me but then we ended with two exhausted parents who sniped and grumped at each other. Neither of us knew how to breastfeed (even after I made him go to the class with me *wink*) and we were both completely overwhelmed and unable to remember any details. *sigh* DH then got sick from being so tired and was completley out of commission for several days. It was a long first month!

Fast forward to my second baby (only 18 mos after first), I sent that man HOME after I delivered and told him to get his rest because when he came back, he was “on duty” so I could get some rest! This worked much better–tag teaming the whole sleep thing. Once rested, he was able to help me remember all those nitty gritty details about breastfeeding when my sweet but tongue tied second son could not latch on. He also handled the line of guests at the door, the cooking, the cleaning, etc. I was still overwhelmed but at least I knew he was rested and raring to go! Everything was much more pleasant the second time around when we had at least one parent relatively rested.

Anyway, hang in there! Babies are such a blessing.

Laurie in CA


Amy Call July 16, 2008 at 3:58 pm


You are an inspiration!! My little one is not so little anymore. She is 5. Going to kindergarten in the fall.

I wanted to comment on how amazing I think your blog is. Do you mind if I out a link to it on my page?

Also, have to say…that picture of you and Elias in the hospital is just beautiful!!

I need to start video taping for my blog. I am awful at updating, you and Angie are an inspiration though.

Check it out if you want…I LOVE comments!!


mamachristina July 16, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Beautiful baby and a beautiful name that you have chosen for your son. unfortunately you had to expierience the pit (or wicked juice as I call it) but you have a very beautiful family of three now. God Bless.


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