Two years ago yesterday I began having serious contractions. Of course I had a lot of contractions through out the pregnancy but these were the kind I couldn't ignore although I really, really wanted to! It had been a long day - I had even left the house (I know while on home bed rest) to go to a baby shower at Kirk's office but I really, really wanted to go. I had a good afternoon but I think it was just too much for my body and the contractions just wouldn't go away either by lying down or sitting down or walking. They were always there and I felt horrible.
So, after a few hours I broke down and called the doctor. She said, "Remind me why you're high risk."
I said, "I'm carrying triplets."
She said, "Get to the hospital now. Do not wait, do not stop for anything. Get here now."
Her urgency made me a tad nervous. I didn't think these were labor contractions but still continuous contractions in a triplet pregnancy could lead to real ones at any time. So, Joanna came over to watch the kids and Kirk rushed me to the hospital. I remember having contractions the whole way there. I remember going in by wheelchair into the hospital and the front desk looking at me like, "oh, you're in labor, you need to sign in - get in that line over there." Meaning the line for the registration to be allowed in to the hospital.
I looked at the lady behind the desk and said, "I'm 29 weeks pregnant with triplets and I shouldn't be having contractions."
She said, "Oh, head right up the elevator to triage."
And I never left the hospital pregnant again. It was the most long and grueling six weeks of my life. Time slowed down and I really didn't think I would see the light of day again!
But somehow that is now two years ago. I can't even fathom how quickly time has gone by since that moment. A moment burned in my brain that seems just like yesterday but moves further and further away all the time.
Now it is once again October and I am in those last six weeks once again but this time my babies will be turning 2 and I just can't believe it....
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