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Sep 30, 2008

Wait for it...

Don't get too excited, but we may have a Turnip coming.

I started having contractions this morning about 2:30. We went in to the hospital at 6am and were sent home at 9am to eat and rest with the expectation to be back again later today. This morning my contractions were 2 minutes apart but short. Now they are farther apart, 4-5 minutes, but way, WAY stronger and longer. We'll see!

Regardless, keep me in your thoughts. This labor stuff is not for the weak of heart, and I'm feeling a little lighthearted today...

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Carrie said...

Um. Holy cow. I'm HOPING for your sake he's a'comin'!!!!!!!!!!!

spika said...

We'll be waiting :) Hope everything goes ok :)

The Scrivener said...

Exciting!

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

EEEEEEE!! I'm so excited for you!!!

Alykat said...

You can do it, Katie!!!!! I am thinking of you!!!!

marymartha said...

Yeah Katie!!! Yeah Patrick!!! Yeah Turnip!
Can't wait for Turnip to turn up!!!!
PUSH PUSH PUSH
BREATHE BREATHE BREATHE!
GODSPEED, Y'ALL!!!

Sarah said...

Thinking of you!! Looking forward to meeting Mortimer.

Kate Renda said...

You probably won't read this but I'm thinking about you!! How exciting!!! Can't wait to get an update!

Dragonfly said...

Am thinking and praying. "Nice wide open thoughts".

barrie said...

I was SO excited when I got the voicemail from you mom I rushed right inside to check the site to see if the turnip is in evidence yet. C'mon turnip!

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

I know it makes absolutely no sense that I'm checking your blog every hour. Obviously when the turnip actually arrives you'll be a wee bit occupied!

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I'm wishing lots of good good things for you and Patrick and the Turnip. You go girl!! :)

marymartha said...

C'mon Turnip...
the world awaits your arrival!

Don't keep us in suspense!!!

barrie said...

Who else feels like we're all standing at a craps table? C'mon Turnip...c'mon 11! ;-)

Dragonfly said...

Yay!! So glad I'm not the only one checking constantly. Just remembering what births are like that I have been at, and calming self down knowing that a watched kettle never boils. Come on out Turnip!

Rach said...

Soooo??? Do we have something? Someone???

The Shrink said...

Best of luck with it all!

Apryl with a "y" said...

Yeah for the McHughs!! Now that it's been 27 hours since this began I hope for your sake you have a sweet baby in your arms! Can't wait to hear the official news :)

Kate said...

Very excited! I'll be joining the ranks of those checking every hour! Thinking good thoughts of all of you!

marymartha said...

ARGGGHHHHH


I am glad everyone else is checking too!!! Maybe Mortimer Turnip is here and resting w/ super duper mom????

tracy said...

Thinking of you, brave Katie...hope the little Muffin is here by now and all is well.

hugs, tracy

barrie said...

I'm really hoping you're too busy basking in motherhood to update!

Alykat said...

Turnipus Maximus, have you been born yet??? I'm on PINS AND NEEDLES!!! And I have my whole day off to sit here and wait for PICTURES OF THE CUTENESS!!!!!

Time to go to the grocery store for distraction.

Love you and hope all is well!

Alykat said...

Very dissappointed by your baby widget... I thought for sure that at zero days, he'd bust out of that little bubble and start break dancing!

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

How pathetic is it that I'm leaving my third comment in 24 hours...

My compulsive blog checking has gone up from hourly to every 20 minutes, I'm going to need to cut myself off from the internet soon.

Still thinking of you!! Come on Turnip, come on Katie, rah rah siss boom bah, you can do it, go team!

Long Family Chronicles said...

I hope that no post yesterday means that Turnip came to pay his mom and dad a visit!!!

Tiffany said...

Yes, no, maybe??? Can't wait to hear!

Amy & Jay said...

Woo-Hoo!! I've been lurking through your pregnancy and waiting for your special day! I'm going to be checking your blog every two seconds!

Dragonfly said...

Ooh the baby counter is now at one. Does it go the other way once it has reached zero?
And the Turnip-Watch continues.

Kate said...

The suspense! I'm checking someone's blog at 3 am; I feel like a stalker! I hope you are all sleeping or enjoying the company of turnip/Mortimer/Benedict/Horus... sounds like a law firm. Really must get some sleep so I can gush intelligently once the announcement of the turnip's arrival has been made!

barrie said...

Ok the suspense is just killing me and now I'm getting worried. Katie, Katie's family, someone? Anyone! Bueller??? Please tell us that Katie and The Turnip are okay!

Anonymous said...

Everyone is fine! Nobody worry. Not going to end the suspense though, that's for Katie or Patrick to do.

barrie said...

Um, so, The Turnip is posting himself now??? ;-)

Xavier! said...

Thanks anonymous for letting us know! We're happy to wait for Katie to make the announcement herself, we just wanted to be sure that everyone's alright.

:)

Rach said...

OMG.... Waiting... Waiting... Waiting... Going to get some chocolate ice cream because waiting without ice cream is just brutal.

The Turnip said...

I'm holding my mom's computer hostage, since I did not get ice cream right when I got out, LIKE SHE PROMISED!!!!! WAAAAAAH! WAAAAH!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!