The last suppers

So I have an induction date set for this Wednesday, Aug 22nd.  We are really excited and can’t wait to meet our little guys.  This past weekend was filled with last outings since we knew we would be very busy in the coming weeks.  We went to the pool on Thursday with Becky, John, Reese, and Poppi.  Chris and John had a guys night Friday night.  Grammie and Poppi took us out to a pre-birthday celebration for the boys on Saturday.

And then Becky and I attempted to do brunch on Sunday.  I say attempt because Sunday morning brought a big storm and the rain was crazy!!!  We had planned to go to a restaurant called Relish and decided to brave the rain.  The drive was slow and we both were a little nervous being out driving in the conditions.  Well, we finally made it and sit down to have a nice little brunch.  When we sit down, Becky informs me that everyone was looking at me as we walked in.  I am so numb to the stares and whispers that I hadn’t really noticed.  I look around and there are still people looking at me and whispering and I just have to laugh.  Yes, I’m a freak show.  I’m pretty sure I’m not going to have these babies in the restaurant, but that is what I’m sure everyone is thinking.  The hostess inquires about my due date and I go through my usual routine.  The table next to us hears that I’m having twins and I swear I can see a sense of relief on all their faces and I picture their conversation…Ooooohhh…that explains it.

Once we are past the freak show entrance, we started to look at our menus.  Power flickers.  Power goes out.  We use our iPhones as flashlights to look at the menu but obviously the restaurant can’t cook anything at the moment.  So we wait maybe 10 minutes or so and then we hear that a tree has struck a power line.  We leave.  Another chance for everyone to look at the freak show as we exit.

We battle the rain and get back to the car for another yucky car ride back.  We debate just throwing in the towel and going home, but decide to go to Piper’s which is closer to home. We are determined to have our brunch!!  We make it to Piper’s and no one stares as we sit down.  No one asks about my due date.  It’s lovely.

I go to the buffet and the omelette chef politely says:
Omelette chef: I’m guessing you are due any day now?
Me: Yep.
Omelette chef: Are you having a boy or a girl?
Me: Twin boys actually
Omelette chef: I was wondering that, but didn’t want to presume anything. Congratulations!
Me: Thanks! Watch out, I might eat this whole buffet.
Omelette chef: Help yourself…we’ll make more!!

Ahhh…after all the yucky comments and stares, it was nice to have a pleasant and fun interaction for once. Thanks nice omelette chef!! And by the way…the omelette was delicious!!

We had a fun weekend and are ready to meet these little guys!  Just a few more days before life changes yet again!!

Should I be offended?

I’m having twins…I’m quite large…but really people?

29 weeks: Kanki Chef – [I get up to go to the bathroom] – “Woah!  That’s the biggest belly I’ve ever seen!”

34 weeks: Grocery Store – [I am waiting at deli and employee asks me if I have been helped.  I turn around and say yes] – “Woah.”

35 weeks: Home Depot – [I am checking out and cashier asks when I am due.  I say that I still have 3 weeks, but I’m having twins.  She calls out to another employee] – “She IS having twins!”  Other employee comes over – “I knew there had to be more than 1 in there…”

36 weeks: Grocery store parking lot – [I am putting groceries in my car and a lady asks if she can help me.  I politely decline] – “Are you having triplets?”

36 weeks, 1 day: Out to dinner with Becky, Erin, and Gwynn: [Over halfway through our dinner, this takes place:]
Waiter: I’m sorry, I just have to ask, how many are in there?
Me: I’m having twins
Waiter: When are you due?
Me: 2 more weeks
Waiter: Do you know what you are having?
Me: Yep, 2 boys!
Waiter: Oh, I’m sorry.
Me: No, we’re excited.
Waiter: I just mean one of each would have been cool.
Me: We are happy with boys.
Waiter: Do you have names?
Me: Not yet.
Waiter: Are you having a C-section?
Me: ……um, not sure.
Becky, Gwynn, Erin: [All desperately trying to suppress giggles and doing anything possible to avoid eye contact. We all bust out laughing after he leaves.]

I have to laugh…it is what it is.


Awesome Ultrasound

At 35 weeks, today was my last ultrasound.  In an earlier post, I provided details of my monthly ultrasounds and since I started having them, the babies have not been in the correct position.  One or both have always been breech.  At my appointment last week, the doc couldn’t feel a head, so needless to say, I was mentally preparing myself for a C-section because it was unlikely they were going to change positions.  Boy was I wrong!  Both babies were head down!!  HOORAY!!! I was completely shocked and super happy….potentially no C-section!  It’s still possible, but not as definite now.

Chris came to this appointment and I’m so glad he did, so that he could see the babies and share in the good news.  The ultrasound technician was really nice, I’ve had her a couple of times previously.  She let me know that the measurements get less accurate as the babies get bigger, but the numbers are a best guess.  So here were today’s stats:

35 weeks: Baby A weighing in at 5lbs 14 oz (70th %) and Baby B came in at 5lbs 13 oz (67th %).  They are measuring at a 2 % difference which is awesome!

We also got some 3D pics.  After the ultrasound tech finished measuring everything, Baby A caught her eye because his hands were up by his mouth and we could see his tongue 🙂  He was trying to suck his thumb or fingers.  She was intrigued and tried to look at him in 3D.  We got to see his face and he was trying to suck on his hand!  It was sooo cute.  She was really excited because she said that it’s so hard to get images this good when they are so far along…especially with twins!  Her enthusiasm was awesome, she clearly loves her job.  She commented on his chubby checks and full lips…it really was pretty amazing.

So the last ultrasound was awesome and I’m so happy the boys decided to change to the correct position.  They also did as they were requested and stayed in until August…thanks boys!  Hopefully they are this compliant all the time 🙂

Carter is excited to meet his little bothers, he is going to be a great big brother!