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Category Archives: Triple Impressions

Triple Impressions is a column by Shefali Vaidya for MothersDelight.com, where she shares her tumultuous journey as a mother from the point of discovery that she is pregnant with triplets all the way through to being a proud mother of six year olds.

  • Triple Impressions 1 – by Shefali Vaidya

    Triple Impressions is a column by Shefali Vaidya for MothersDelight.com, where she shares her tumultuous journey as a mother from the point of discovery that she is pregnant with triplets all the way through to being a proud mother of six year olds. ‘I can hear three heartbeats. I think you have triplets’, our doctor uttered these momentous words with a smile. It was my first ultrasound screening since the pregnancy was confirmed. Our doctor Continue Reading

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  • Triple Impressions – 2 by Shefali Vaidya

    It was a cold, rainy afternoon in January. The streets of Dallas still twinkled with fairy lights from the holiday celebrations. I had just entered the 25th week of pregnancy. The first trimester upheavals were behind us and I could finally relax and enjoy my pregnancy. That chiefly consisted of asking my poor husband to rustle up outrageous food stuff that I remembered from my childhood. That particular afternoon, I craved for conversation in my Continue Reading

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  • Triple Impressions – 3 by Shefali Vaidya

    The slowest night of my life trickled slowly into a turbid, grey, airless dawn. I was still on Mag, weaving in and out of periods of lucidity and hallucinations. As I was practically paralyzed from neck down, any movement was out of question. Ganesh had spent the night crouched uncomfortably in a hard iron folding chair. Twelve slow hours had passed since the steroid injections. Thirty-six more to go before the steroids had their full Continue Reading

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  • Triple Impressions – 4 by Shefali Vaidya

    One whole week had crawled by, excruciatingly slowly since I was admitted to the hospital with premature contractions. I was still on Mag. I was still paralyzed neck down, I was still lying in a little windowless room decorated in ten different shades of grey and I was still hallucinating like a hobo on crack! But I was still pregnant and that meant my babies STILL had a chance! The minutes ticked away. When you Continue Reading

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  • Triple Impressions – 5 by Shefali Vaidya

    The days passed. The hospital stay had become the new normal. I was now the longest staying resident of the pre-natal wing, on first-name basis with all the nurses, helpers, the pathology technicians, the lady who delivered food from the cafeteria, even the guy who came to maintain the AC! I did not know it then, but a lot of people were silently rooting for our babies. I would have an ultrasound every alternate day to monitor the heart-rate of Continue Reading

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