And on August 18, 2011 ...

I can't even remember what I did for the bulk of the day. My husband and I were just waiting until 8 p.m., the time my doctor had said to check into the hospital.

I remember trying to make sure I had everything ready to go, but everything else before we walked out the door is a blur.

When the time finally came, we got in the car and drove first to Dollar General to get Twix ice cream bars because that would be the last thing I'd be allowed to eat until after the baby was delivered.

Once I was checked in, in a hospital gown and munching on ice chips, my husband turned the TV to "Project Runway: All Stars" for me.

Around 10 p.m., I got my first dose of medicine.

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