Friday, February 12, 2010

Two years ago today

Two years ago today I was sitting in a hospital bed after a traumatic night that finished my resolve to hold those triplets inside me until 36 weeks. I met with the doctor and told him my last ounce of strength was gone and if he wanted them out I was ready.

Two years ago today I took pictures of my gigantic belly, not even realizing how gigantic it was, but documenting for all time the strains and stresses my body went through to make those gigantic triplets of mine.

Two years ago today I had no idea what kind of adventure I was embarking upon but I thought I could still be a stay at home mom without a nanny. I thought I could handle it by myself since I would have no job other than mom to handle.

Two years ago today I knew I wanted to be a mom desperately, I knew I wanted a large family, and I knew I wanted to be 'only' a mom, the working world wasn't my game long term.

Two years ago today I went into surgery and came out a changed woman, having survived a terrifying cesarean and blood transfusions and complications unexpected. I didn't even get to see or meet those triplets of mine until the next day.

Two years ago today I saw a side of my husband I'd never seen before. The guy who can handle me being incapacitated and seemingly take control and reassure me and never act as scared as he felt. The guy who put it all aside to stand by me during a surgery wherein people cut me open and reached up inside me within his visual range, while surgical fluids coursed through a tube right in front of him, then 7 hours of a scary recovery, watching his wife struggle to come back to the strong, healthy, take charge woman that she usually is while desperately wanting to meet his own children who had been whisked away to the NICU in their premature state. I fell more in love with him that day.

Two years ago today I popped out the coolest, funniest, best looking set of triplets anyone has ever seen. Sure, they were pretty strange looking at first, being all old looking and hairy:

But they have sure turned into some good looking children with fantastic attitudes, interesting personalities and stubborn independence that bodes well for success in this crazy world. Wouldn't be our children if they weren't pains in the butt.

Yeah, I know this isn't a birthday pic. Give me a day at least people. 

Congratulations to the best triplets in the world on making it through 2 years with me in charge!


  1. I am rarely astounded that kids get to live through their toddlerhood. Little ones are fun.

    It remains to be seen whether they will be allowed to survive their teen years. Keep us posted.

  2. Congrats to you too, mama! Those are some fine lookin' babies.

  3. happy birthday to the "crew"!!! All adorable!! wow, you were "huge"! I bet you were super uncomfortable

    so glad all came through with (relatively) flying colors; sounds like it was touch and go at times though

    you do like the month of February, though, for giving birth; that's good, if you have this little one this month, you can proclaim February birthday month and get it all out of the way in one (fatal) swoop


  4. Wow, your tummy was adorable! Mine was weird looking...Happy Birthday to your sweet LO's!

  5. Wow TWO years!? Gosh does time fly by....
    Good job momma!! I hope YOU survive their teen years!!
    Oh and when is that other ONE coming?!!?

  6. I can't believe you were that big! Oh my goodness! It is a great photo though and priceless. Isn't it wonderful that you were able to carry and help three (not one, not two, but threeeeee) children? Such a wonderful blessing. And, they are so cute!!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    A special note for you...

  7. Wow, Mira, I can't believe they are already 2! Yikes! Time sure does fly by! Wish them a Happy Happy Birthday for me and I can't wait to meet the new lil guy. You're doing a fabulous job! :)