When we got to the hospital, they put her right into a room. She had to give them a urine sample and get into a nifty hospital gown. Our nurse looked familiar to me... After running through some of our information she looked at me and said "I know you from somewhere, did your friend give birth here?" I DID have a friend give birth there 3 years before and this was her nurse! She then went on to remind me that she had been a client at my job a while back. I totally remembered her and we chatted for a moment. Small world. Trina's mouth was hung open. She said "Oh my god, you're a freak like her! How do you people remember this shit?" Trina never remembers anyone or anything and I remember the teeniest details from useless interactions that happened years ago. It was fun to run into someone like me. It was even more fun to watch my wife get so flabbergasted. :)
After Nurse S and I caught up, she undertook the tedious task of trying to get 3 fetal monitors on Trina's big belly. It took a while, but we finally managed to get what looked like 3 individual heartbeats registered. Everyone looked good and started kicking the crap out of the sensors. Then she used a test strip to check the pH of the fluid on Trina's perineum. It appeared to be negative for amniotic fluid so she did a second test. This involved sticking a swab inside Trina's vagina for 60 seconds then swishing it in a fluid for another 60 seconds, then putting a test strip in the fluid for 5 minutes. Luckily, that test also came back negative. Trina was feeling silly for "wasting everyone's time" by this point, but the nurse and I kept telling her it was better to get checked and have it come back negative than to not get checked and put the boys in danger. Our nurse gave the on-call doc our test results and boys' heart rates and we were released. :)
I'm SO glad this was just a test run. I want our boys to bake for a few more weeks. I'm also happy with how smoothly everything went. Our hospital bag has been in the car since Tues so we had everything we needed "just in case", I didn't have any freak out moments and now I have a faster way to get to the hospital from work. All in all it went very well.