Archive for September 18th, 2008

Time Passes

Karen_33_weeks A year ago tonight, my friend came and visited me in the hospital and took the last pregnancy belly shot of me that was going to be taken before I delivered my three babies.  I dragged myself out of bed and put on real clothes to get this picture.  I gave myself a demand dose of terbutaline to get me through the night because the contractions that resulted from that little bit of exertion were unbearable – but so worth it to get this last picture. 

Tomorrow at 9:43 and 9:44, my babies my babies will have been in this world for an entire year.    I just can’t believe it.   

I returned Maggie Moo today.  Maggie is my hospital-grade pump.  I’m still pumping, but not so much that I can justify the monthly fee anymore.  I never expected that returning a pump would be an emotional day for me, but it really is.  It’s moving on to a new stage of my relationship with my children, and I’m just not sure I’m ready to be done with this part of motherhood.  I worked so hard to have this – and now, with so little fanfare, I’m reaching the end of this part of mommyhood.  I’m only pumping once a day now.  Sam and Ellie nurse in the morning and right before bed, but honestly, they are nearly ready to drop both of those feedings, it’s me that’s holding on to them.  Soon this will all be a thing of the past.

Tomorrow I’ll post more about the triplets’ first birthday.  Once I figure out what to say.  For now… I’m at a total loss for words.

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