Thursday, September 17, 2009

That's It!

When Zazie went to the doctor this afternoon, both of our darlings were breech. Argh! That means Baby B, who's always been transverse since the beginning, has moved, but not in the way that we'd like. Stubborn baby! There's no external version option with twins and moxibustion seems unpleasant, so I guess we're going to be crossing our fingers for them to do a 180 between now and....

October 9th!!!

Our girls, if they don't decide to show up on their own before then, will be born by c-section on October 9th. How crazy & frightening & awesome!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Lovely Weekend

Everyone we know with children has been urging us to get out and do things before we no longer have the chance. This weekend we were very busy!

Saturday, we went to [bigSwedishboxstore] to get a dresser and bookshelf for the girls' room. In an ideal world, we would get an antique/vintage real wood dresser, but we are running out of time and there's no good (read:cheap) antiquing here in the City. Last night I began putting together the dresser. I stopped when I realized that I had assembled a drawer the wrong way and couldn't pull the pieces apart to reassemble it the right way (stupid plastic screws!). When I get tired, I get ridiculously frustrated and when I get frustrated, I stop thinking clearly, so it's better to finish assembling later this week.

My dresser assembly attempts thwarted, I stayed up way too late sorting all of their clothes and blankets and towels and washclothes so we can wash them. Seriously, all those little onesies and pants were killing me! I can't believe we will meet them so soon.

We also hung out with a lovely lesbian couple and their boy/girl twins on Saturday night. You know it's good when you can spend 5+ hours with people you've just met! Bonus, they live within walking distance (or short bus ride) from us. Our girls will need to be around other families like ours and it's a bonus that we like this family so much!

Yesterday, we had a very New York day. We saw Bye Bye Birdie on Broadway (short review: headliners need to work on singing, Kim & other cast good, sets & costumes great), then followed up with dinner at Ben's, a kosher deli. I had matzoh ball soup & corned beef on rye, Zazie had mushroom-barley soup & brisket. We left stuffed and happy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Happy fourteenth anniversary!

Can you believe our luck? We have each other and we have not one, but two, sweet baby girls on the way...

I love you, honey. May we have fifteen million more!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Latest Doc Visit

Today is 33 weeks!! We can't believe it. Yesterday, someone pointed out that if full-term for twins is 36 (that's up for debate, as far as I can tell, we're only 3 weeks away! Talk about spurring us into action... we're getting the girls' room ready, but we have yet to get our hospital bags ready. I just printed out a list for Zazie and a list for me. Nursing bras are ordered, other supplies have been purchased, and the only thing left is to gather and pack what we already have. I've unilaterally decided that we're going to take care of the bag this weekend. That'll be a load off my mind.

At Zazie's checkup this week, we found out that the girls are measuring 4 lbs. 3 oz. and 4 lbs. 1 oz.! We're very pleased that they're on track, even for singletons. Zazie read a book early on called When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads that recommended, in addition to just eating normally, that you add specfic types of foods at different times of your pregnancy. They really emphasize eating protein (especially beef and pork). We've been eating a ton of those things lately. The transition from mostly beans/veg/white meat to red meat and eggs has been rough for us, but the girls seem to be doing well so far, so why mess with a good thing?

Zazie's blood pressure, sugars, etc. are normal. The girls are breech. Baby B's always hung out sideways under Zazie's ribs, Baby A shifts every week, it seems, though she has yet to be head-down (the optimal position for labor) for even one doctor's visit. What a stinker! They still have time to shift so Zazie can have a va.ginal birth. Cross your fingers for us.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

This is a picture Zazie took this afternoon in the girls' room. Our cat, Idgie, is hanging out peacefully while our angry dolls look on. Once we get the room completed, I'll post pictures.

The shoot/interview went really, really well. I don't know if they're going to use any of the footage that we were so embarrassed by. We are very pleased at how it went...

Tonight Tonight.

Tonight's the night that the film crew comes. I think somehow we passed their test with the first interview we had. Last time they filmed, it was just the producer and a camera person, but this time, it'll be the producer, the director, and at least one camera person. They'll be arriving at our house at 5:30 (before I get home), so I've been told to text as I'm heading home so they can attach a microphone pack on me before I go up to the apartment.

Last night, the producer came over to take pictures of the apartment so they could plan the set-up and lighting. Zazie said they even took a picture of the cat box. They like the idea that we're in "transition"- ie, we just moved to a new apartment & we're expecting our lovely girls. They asked us to keep a few boxes aside so we can unpack. As girls who never let anyone into our apartment unless we've cleaned, this is a difficult situation. They want to show us in transition, but we don't want to give a permanent impression that we're anything less than put together!

We'll make dinner, we'll put together the bookshelf for the girls' room, and then, I don't know what we'll do... they want to film us "doing our thing" for two hours. What the heck are we going to talk about? It goes against the purpose of a documentary if I come up with a list of topics to talk about, right?

I'll have plenty more to tell you tomorrow, I'm sure. I'll take pictures of the girls' room- it's really starting to take shape and look nice. I'll also take pictures of the crew... turnabout's fair play.