Friday, August 28, 2009

It's Raining, It's Pouring...

This weekend is our shower! It's unbelievable how time flies... we are looking forward to seeing our family & friends. S. was kind enough to offer up her house to our ridiculous shower guest list of TWENTY-EIGHT people. Twenty-eight people in a Manhattan apartment... G-d bless her. K. headed up all the planning and organizing and cooking, and other friends are also cooking. How nice are our friends?

Zazie had her 32 week check-up yesterday. They got a great shot of Baby B... she was sleeping, but her face was pointed directly at the camera. This is the first time we've been able to get a good look at her lovely little face. Poor Baby A is just in a much more difficult to see postion, so we never get good pictures of her. Zazie was supposed to send the pictures so I could post them, but she's been too busy doing actual work (G-d forbid!) to email them.

The problem with being on "modified bedrest" and working from home is that it seems that working never really stops. The computer's right there, we can connect quickly... while on the Internet, why not check the work email? Why not answer the boss's email at 10:30pm? It's a slippery slope, people.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Crib Update

Yes, I'm sure everyone's on the edge(s?) of their seat(s?) waiting to hear our decision. Haha.

After talking with a friend last night who pointed out that they're not making as many cribs with drop-downs because of safety concerns, we're just going to wait until October and get the crib we want sans drop-down. We've got 2 co-sleepers, thanks to my cousin and Zazie's cousin, and we'll be using those for the first few months anyway, so we'll have plenty of time.

Aah! That counter at the top of the page makes my stomach flip! We will get to meet them so soon!!! Zazie goes to the doctor this afternoon... hopefully, we'll get pictures of both of them & I can post them.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Crib Drama

Zazie's dad's baby present was going to be cribs for the girls. Zazie just got a call from the manufacturer. Apparently, there were 2 cribs in white left in stock, but when they opened the boxes, they were both water-damaged. They won't be back in stock until October, and even then, the new version of the crib won't have a drop-down side! If we want this style, we'll have to get either cherry or oak. Yuck.

Cherry? Oak? Or another crib entirely? I just want to have things settled.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

They're Gonna Put Me in the Movies...

Zazie and I did an interview with a documentary film crew a few weeks ago. They're coming back for more footage and interview tomorrow night because apparently, the director liked us (he was not at the initial interview).

We're dragging our feet on this one. We were nervous the first time, but now we're dreading it. The documentary is supposed to be about love in the big city, but they seemed to focus a lot on our donor and how we picked him during the first interview, resulting in some funny (read: embarrassing) quotes from me that I'm sure they're going to use. We were pretty unhappy with the focus... I can only assume that the two (young-ish) straight girls doing the interview were oblivious and not familiar with our type of baby-making situation. We also were filmed in our old apartment, which was in shambles after weeks of packing in preparation for our move, in front of a bunch of boxes.

Tomorrow, they want to film us for TWO hours doing house stuff, then do an interview. The apartment is STILL a wreck because we've been trying to paint and unpack with Lauren unable to do much at all because she's on modified bedrest. Plus, our new place, while much better than the old, doesn't have nearly the nooks and crannies to shove the stuff we don't want filmed.

We'd scrap the whole thing, but we've already signed a release for the other footage, so they'll probably use it anyway. We're hoping to redeem ourselves with tomorrow's shoot. We'll see.

UPDATE: I just spoke with the director. In addition to the stuff around the house and the interview, they also want to film us getting ready for bed. Ahahahahahahaha. Zazie's going to looooove that.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

So Much to Do, So Little Time

We moved into our new place this past week. It is fantastic, even more so now that the air conditioners were installed. Zazie started working from home this week & working from home, 7 1/2 month pregnant, with no a/c in an east-facing apartment on the 12th floor was too much for her, as were sleeping and also just existing.

We had our first meeting with our attorney about our wills and the second-parent adoption. We realize that the originals of documents like birth certificates and domestic partnership are currently missing, either because they're in a box somewhere or just gone. Hopefully, they're misplaced.

We have a lot of work ahead of us, between getting our documentation together and unpacking and painting. And then there's getting the girls' room ready! AAAAAhhhh!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Follow Along, Friends

After a months and months long hiatus, I'm (that's me, Zeebah) going to start writing again. But since we're now expecting two sweet girls in a few months, I'm adding Zazie as an author so we can write about them once they're here (and write about what's happening now)!

A little about us, in case you're just tuning in: we're a 30-something lesbian couple in Brooklyn, NYC. We've been together 14 years in September. We were married in Connecticut last May. We conceived twin girls via an anonymous donor. They're due in late October, but we're expecting their arrival anytime after the end of September since twins are usually early.