Finally it looks as though there is an end in sight to all this on again, off again with the babies. Dr. Melillo has now said at least 3 times (so I feel confident it will actually happen) that he will deliver Charlie and Liv around week 34. Today he told me we will schedule the c-section that first week in December. That means we only have about 3 more weeks to go. I just can't imagine carrying them to term at this point. I would have six more weeks to go after what is going to be their actual birth date! It feels like we have been waiting for so long now. But thankfully, 34 weeks is the safety point. Most likely they will still be in the NICU for awhile, but there is a small chance we could take them home. Or at least one of them. The requirements: they must be 5 lbs, and be able to eat and breath on their own. Sounds simple enough, but it just isn't with preemies. So we'll still have to wait and see on that one.
Also, Eli and I have tickets to go see "Grease" at the Ohio Theater on December 19th. They were given to us for my birthday from Dad and Laura. Call me crazy (because I just might be), but I am hoping to schedule the c-section on a day that will insure my relase from the hospital by the 19th. Melillo shook his head and said there was no way I'd feel like going. But I WILL! We'll find a little wheelchair and off we will go. I'm just not going to miss it if I'm home by that point. I figure we deserve it. And it will be a "last hurrah", so to speak. Of course, I will keep you all updated as to the actual delivery date and as to whether or not we make it to the show!
I am also getting a little bit worried about having the necessary (and immediately so) supplies for these little ones. A dent has barely been made in our registry. And though we have a lot of bigger clothes (aka pajamas, not really clothes), we dont have anything for right away. They are probably going to be tiny babies! We are also lacking recieving blankets and other feeding and diapering necessities. Talk about stressing me out! Somehow we have to get the basics, I'm just not sure how we'll do it. I guess if you're planning on buying us or the babies any Christmas gifts, I'd suggest refering to BabiesRUs registry. :) Our gifts to Charlie and Olivia will definitely be coming from that sacred document!