Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday!

2 years ago today, at this very moment (1pm my time), we were settling in to an L&D room. They couldn't exactly figure out why were were there so early until I told them I was pregnant w/ triplets & since I had not had anything to eat or drink all day, it was best that I came early, per Dr. A's instructions, to get an IV to stay hydrated. If you know anything about triplet pregnancies, you know how important water & staying hydrated is. Without, I would end up having contractions & possibly go in to labor on my own.

Not a good idea since I had 2 cerclages (cervix is stitched shut) & we wouldn't want to tear through them. Needless to say, the wait was long. Very, very long. There ended up being an emergency c-section that took my 6pm slot. And then another. Hmft.

BUT, let me tell you, when Dr. A came in & said it was time to go, she wasn't playing. I actually got to walk down the hall, to the OR room. My last walk carrying my babies. Feeling them move inside me. For ever.

By the time the spinal/epi was in, they were ready to get cutting when everyone realized Todd wasn't there yet. Just as she was breaking Sofi out, Todd came in. PHEW! Then Gabi & Ian followed in the same minute. Yes, 7:20 pm on March 31 st will forever be etched in our minds. 3 beautiful cries followed their entrance in to the world.

And now look at them. They are all big. Seriously big. Not just big b/c they are 2 but big for their age. Next Friday we will know exactly how big but I have a feeling Miss Gabi will be put on a diet (ok, maybe not. what 2 yr old is put on a diet?).

I promise to post loads of pics tomorrow. Until then, I have to run to Target. My freshly made cupcakes need a tray to sit on.

10 comments:

Family of 5 said...

*sniff* amazing, isn't it? happy 2nd birthday babes! :) and happy anniversary of becoming a mother Astrid!

Andrea said...

Gosh I love birth stories...even more so now after Jude. I start crying harder than a newborn every time I hear one of them belt out that first scream on any kind of show or movie. It's such a beautiful thing. Even more beautiful though is to watch them grow into REAL people. You and Todd have done a fine job with your 3 "little" miracles. Big day for the trio...big day. Happy birthday Sofi, Gabi & Ian!! Lots of love from us all. See you on Saturday!!! =)

Susan said...

Happy birthday Sofi, Gabi & Ian!!! We'll see you Saturday!

Angela said...

I hope they have a wonderful birthday!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday to your 3 cuties. Love reading your blog - originally found you when trying to learn more about RSV and Synagis before my preemie's first RSV/flu season...but now I'm a loyal reader!
Sweet birth story :)

Brittanie said...

Happy birthday Sofi, Gabi, and Ian! You're probably in bed already, but it's still on your birthday! I can't wait to see party pictures!

JO said...

Happy Birthday. I rememeber when you were pregnant on TC - time flies - enjoy!
JO

mpannek said...

Happy Birthday Gabi, Sofi, & Ian!!!

Brandy said...

Happy 2nd Birthday, Gabi, Sofi & Ian.

Norina said...

Happy birthday precious ones.