Friday, October 13, 2006

Labor: Bring it On! I'm Ready!

I've been trying all kinds of things to get Abby Kate OUT! Here are the numbers...

2 - times I've had my membranes stripped (Don't worry, I won't explain this procedure)

100 - squats I've done today

8 - miles I've walked in the last few days

6 - cups of disgusting raspberry leaf tea I've consumed, blech!

3 - hospital bags we have packed ready to go (one for baby, one for me, one for Mike)

1 - phone # of the air traffic controller I carry with me to get Mike out of the sky and home to me (just in case)

1 - centimeters I'm dilated as of Wednesday

1,000,000 - thoughts I've had about labor

10,000,000 - thoughts I've had about our daughter

39.5 - weeks I've been pregnant

276 - days I've been pregnant

4 - days until my due date

0 - real contractions I've had

...but it won't be much longer. If I go past my due date, Dr. Branton will induce at 41 weeks. So we're looking at 1.5 weeks at the most until she'll be here! We're so excited. I'll continue to keep you updated on our progress over the next few days.


Kim said...

Casey, I'm sorry I built up the tea in your mind. I wish it had done the trick for you. You know there is one other thing you might try but it requiring Mike being home! :) I'm sure it's last on your mind these days. Just joking really as I can't even remember if we tried that or not by the point you are now at. I had Philip four days past due date so I've been where you are. Love, Kim

Anonymous said...

I am so anxious and excited for you!! Abby Kate will be one of the most loved babies in the world!
Carrie Taylor

missy said...

this is the first time i've tried to send a comment, so i hope you get it. don't worry, abbykate will come when she is ready. your mom and dad are very execited about her arrival. they are coming for dinner tomorrow night, if they don't get a call from you. your in my thoughts and prayers. all love to you, mike and abbykate missy

Sara said...

strip the huh???

Do you have butterflies at all times...thinking..."Tonight might be the night..."??

I think I would be a bundle of nerves.
1.5 weeks at the most....a very short time, really....but I am sure it seems like a lifetime to you.

We are praying for you!

Carolyn Schroder said...

i thought this was going to be a priceless commercial. praying for ya!

Chad and Sommer Tucker said...

Wait, you forgot something. How many times have you and mind haha
Hang in there!!!

Lyndsay said...

Hang in there Case, you are in the final countdown. I keep watching my phone, waiting to get the word any minute. You are gonna do great. I can't wait to see Abby Kate's beautiful (Mike look a like) face! Her Aunt Lyndsay loves her to death already!
Love you,

whitney said...

thinking about you this week. praying everything goes smoothly. can't wait to see the first pictures.