My wife is soooo pregnant...

I'm a slacker.  This I know.  It's been a very long time since I last published an update about Jill and the twins.  In my defense, I have been on the phone to many friends and family.  But, it's past time... So, let's start with some numbers:
  • Today is 35.2 - That means that today is the second day of the 36th week of this pregnancy.
  • On average, twins are born after 36 weeks gestation (of 36.0).  That would be next Wednesday (3/5).
  • Full term for twins is considered 37 weeks gestation, which would be a week from next Wednesday (3/12).
  • And, if labor hasn't started by about 38 and a half weeks, it is usually induced.  That would be the first day of Spring, Friday, 3/21.
  • For reference, a full-term singleton pregnancy is 40 weeks, which is why our official due date is actually 4/2.
Jill says she's shooting for the first day of Spring!  And, you know what?  She might actually make it! She's doing great!  She's still working (some - from bed, mostly).  And, she's still able to do things around the house (despite my repeated requests to let me do it).  In fact, all of the medical professionals we talk to are astounded at how well she is doing, especially considering that there is now about 12 pounds of baby in her!  That's right - 12 pounds!  We learned today that baby A (the boy) is about 5 pounds, 2 ounces.  And, baby B (the girl) is a whopping 6 pounds, 13 ounces!  Though, Phil (our ultrasound guy) said that the measurements are probably a bit low for him and a bit high for her. This was our last "growth" ultrasound before the twins are born.  The next time we know their weight, they'll be on a scale in the delivery room.  It seems so far off, still.  But, it's just around the corner.  It could happen any time.  So, the bag is packed.  We're on pins and needles...