Twelve weeks ago today, I was in a hospital counting. I counted from when the start of the contraction hurt to the end, just to have something to focus on. In between, and there was less and less in between as time went on, I counted how many hours this could possibly go on.
Chris was reading to me from the newspaper, also to have something to focus on. I told him that he could ask things, but that i was not going to answer because I was focussing on getting through the contractions. He remained calm and did a good job of helping me through.
Now, I am counting the days until I return to work. And I am counting the ounces I feed her, and how long between her naps.
She will not be 3 months old for a few more days so I am counting those.