13 June 2007

7 years ago today

7 years ago today, at about this hour (9 AM), I was wheeled into the operating theatre. And a theatre it was - there were 6 people in with me (not counting hubby, who had to leave when I had that general anaesthesia), and in the adjoining room, with glass walls to hours, there were 25 people eagerly watching!

Yes, delivering quads is still pretty big over here... Those who were supposed to go home after their shift just wouldn't leave... And the rest? 4 paediatricians, 4 special this-nurses, 4 special-that nurses. And 4 other doctors I can't for the life of me remember what was supposed to be doing. Keeping the incubators warm, possibly?

Anyways...

I was wheeled in. The anaesthetist told me to curve my back. You try that with four kids in your stomach... Well, I tried. And he tried the needle in my spine. 7 times. And it hurt like anything, but there wasn't a lot I could do. Finally, he was satisfied, and the doctor started his knifing... And it may have been just that I'd been awake for two days, or that I'm a big sissy, but when I started feeling what he was doing, I screamed. Or shouted, at least. And the gynaecologist immediately lifted his hands, bless him, and said "I can't work like this. Put her out". And I was blessed with sleep...

At 11:09, Thomas was out. 11:10 - Mathias, 11:11 - Anna and (you guessed it...) 11:12 Filip was out. All rushed into the adjoining room, checked, put in incubators on wheels, and then rushed through the corridor. Past my waiting hubby who just caught glimpses of his new 4 kids! I was still sound asleep until 2 PM or so...

And today? Anna is away with all the girls in her class, they stayed over in the cabin of one of them. The boys were reading & playing nintendo before they left for school. They're all so big now! Happy 4 x 7, my darling ones :o)

5 comments:

Devil Mood said...

It feels like yesterday (not that you had them but that I was saying happy 6th birthday lol, but I'm sure that the birth feels like yesterday to you!).
The true Geminis...I had forgotten about that detail. And they were born in the day of Lisbon's favourite Saint - António.
Hope you all have a lovely day and congratulations to all!

tante Hanne said...

Gratulerer med dagen,-gratulerer alle sammen egentlig!Husker det godt, både dagen og tiden etterpå: spenning, redsel, usikkerheten, glede, lykke...et mirakel hver gang noen blir født, her fire mirakler på en gang! Ha en fin kveld!Klems Drøbakgjengen

Merujo said...

I hope all the kiddos enjoyed their birthday! How lucky all your little ones are to have such a cool mom. :)

Cheers!

Julie said...

HULK!! Jeg husker det som det var i gaar! Saa bitte smaa ;) Og naa flytter de snart hjemmefra. Jeg foeler meg gammel :s
GRATULERER MED DAGEN!

blackcrag said...

Well, happy birthday to the many munchkins! 4 x 7... does that mean they are 28 today?