Monday, August 25, 2008

Ready or Not, Here Come the Tykes!

Just a few more hours until we head to the Hopsital for surgery to welcome the tykes to the Esq. family. I thought I'd take a moment and say how thankful I am that this has been a healthy pregnancy and all I hope is that the kids are healthy after the 9 months plus they've been gestating. These last two "disability" weeks off work have been great - it has helped calm me down and feel somewhat organized (if that is possible). I also appreciate all your comments and interest as I've posted about the pregnancy, my job and my family (of only 2!) life. I have a feeling family life with 4 will be a lot more interesting.

I think Husband is getting nervous - he was in "household" mode yesterday which never happens. Probably his coping mechanism. In case you were wondering, after my initial thoughts that Husband should work this week we concede to the weight of public opinion and he'll be hanging out at the hospital with me and the kids. My dad (who is a surgeon) is also going to come with my mom - just to be on hand in case Husband is too nervous or God forbid we need any help in making decisions.

I did get up at 5 am for a whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter plus gatorade since I won't be able to eat or drink for 8 hours before the surgery - breakfast of champions! Speaking of sports, I watched the closing ceremonies of the Olympics last night with a few friends (anyone else agree they went on for far too long?). Our own Olympics are just beginning. First up - surgery followed by learning to care for newborns with a special emphasis on breastfeeding - coming to you live from the Hospital.

As soon as we can we'll update the site with photos and information. We are excited for the babies to be born and can't even begin to imagine what life will be like with them.

13 comments:

Nancy said...

SO EXCITING!!!! I'm guessing that you probably won't read this before they come (put that blackberry down!!), so HI MOMMY!!!

Can't wait to hear all about them :)

G. said...

Oh, I want to cry I'm so excited for you two and the new little ones who'll soon be joining you. Can't wait to meet them!

Donna said...

Good luck!

Donna

Alyson said...

Good luck!! I'll be thinking of you all day!!

Goddess in Progress said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!!
:-D

What A Card said...

Good luck! Can't wait to see the pictures!

Nicole said...

Thinking of you!!! Can't wait for your next - and most anxiously awaited - blog update!

SMNYC said...

tick...tick...tick...

Einat said...

Much love from the West Coast!

a crapshack in nova said...

Can't wait for news and photos...

Rebecca said...

Very exciting!! Hope all went well.

Anonymous said...

For those who are still waiting for news:

Edmund (Ned) Lewin was born at 2:12am weighing 5 lbs, 5 ounces and 20 inches long. Penelope Susan was born at 2:14 pm weighing 5 lbs, 11 ounces and also 20 inches.

Congrats Mommy!

Husband said...

Just to clarify Anonymous 8:11's post--the kids were born 2 minutes apart, at 2:12 pm and 2:14 pm. I am very glad the c-section didn't last 12 hours.