I have never been more done with anything in my life. I am so ready to evict these little creatures in my body and hold them in my arms, instead. I can’t wait to smell their baby smell and hold them close. I can’t wait to see how they interact with each other and who they look like. I can’t wait to hear their little cries (actually, I CAN wait for that), see their baby yawns, and watch their little butts scrunch when I pick them up. (The Butt Scrunch – you know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever picked a baby up by its torso.) I’m sure that I will take this whole paragraph back at some (or many points) along the way as I will be incredibly sleep-deprived and drained, but I am just miserable and ready to be finished. My massage therapist and a chiropractor, along with daily massages from Dovy, are all that have kept me going through these last few weeks. It has been rough, but I am hanging in there with help from those around us.
Elli had her end-of-summer performance with Miss Kim. (Basically, we see what they’ve been learning, and they do both a jazz and tap dance for us to watch.) It was super cute. We were all able to go see her. No one at the studio could believe that I was still pregnant and walking around. (I can’t, either, actually.) Turns out, Miss Kim was a birth coach and had eight kids of her own, so it made me feel a little better to have her there. Haha
Oh, we also bought a new camera. We are trying to sell our old Nikon D80, so if you know of anyone who’s interested, let us know! Dovy felt that we needed a better camera to usher in these new little lives. It didn’t take too much convincing for me to agree with him. (We actually broke our main lens and that was our deciding factor; the new camera came with the same lens, unbroken, of course.)
I have now had labor stopped twice. :( However, I’ve been told I can stop taking the Evil Drug of Doom (Nifedipine) and that the doctor won’t stop me if I go into labor now. Any day! I’m still dilated to a 3 and 60% effaced, so even though I have a lot of contractions, nothing has really changed since my first hospital visit yet. I’ve basically consigned myself to having August babies. Which wouldn’t be so bad. Only a few more days and we’ll be there, then our kids’ birthdays will be August, September, October, and November. Hehe