Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Every once in awhile, at this stage, I feel a need to post just to say: Still here. Still in one piece. Still waiting.

We are also waiting to see if the ducklings are going to come down with the chicken pox. (Two weeks ago, Cicero had an outbreak of shingles right after babysitting them.) It would certainly be better to get that over with before the babies arrive. This situation has precedent, as DOB and his siblings began erupting just as their mother went into labor with B5.

One of the carseat covers is clean. The other does not seem to detach from the seat. That has got to be the stupidest idea ever--a non-washable infant car seat?--or else we are all just missing something obvious.

I have crossed the point of true desperation--where labor sounds like more fun than still being pregnant. Wondergirl sent ahead some matching outfits for coming home, both in newborn (5-8 lb.) and 0-3 m. sizes. If I snip the tags off the newborn size clothes and wash them right away the babies will wait until 41 weeks and be 8.5 lbs each.

The weather has cooled off enough to permit long walks and Wondergirl arrives tomorrow afternoon. Some people say fresh pineapple helps--it couldn't hurt to try.


CappuccinoLife said...

Ha, I just came to see if you'd had the babies yet. :)

Never a dull moment in your house, huh? Even when you're waiting on babies.

My Boaz's Ruth said...

Which car seat do you have?

You might head over to http://www.car-seat.org/ --> they can probably tell you if, and if so, how to get the cover off the car seat. Those people are REALLY knowledgeable about car seats!

Melissa said...

hang in there! I had read that raspberry tea leaves helped to start labor...I tried it, but wasn't sure if that was helping or not! :)

Julie said...

I came across your blog the other day after not reading for quite awhile. What a surprise to read about your new babies! Congratulations! It was good to talk to "Wondergirl" on Saturday at a friend's baby shower. Brought back so many memories from your wedding and many other occasions spent with your family. (We still use the carrot recipe from the Passover dinner every other week or so.) I am glad to hear you and your family are doing well. I hope that someday we get to visit in person again!

Kari Underwood said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy with TWINS!!!! Somehow I missed your email back in April, and saw your site in an email reply from David Gettis. I'm so happy for you.

Our twins are 21 months old in a couple days. Time sure does fly (but not when you're 39 weeks preggo and still waiting, trust me, I know the feeling!!!).