Birth Day?

Well, we kept telling the universe “Just Let Us Make It To Aquarius.” Damn, that universe listens and is timely.

My blood levels are deteriorating and going in the direction of HELLP.

Induction will start within….an hour or so? I’m scared to death of the induction because I’ve just not heard too many encouraging stories of being induced while still not dilated and having the vaginal birth outcome successful.

Nevertheless, these twins are vertex/vertex for a reason so I am going to give it my best shot.
I have the option to say STOP and go to a C-section anytime I want.

Someone’s coming to give me an IV now and move me to Labor and Delivery. It’s been quite the morning.

I’m in SHOCK. Chicken is on her way here. We are having babies….today? Soon!

I need to go find my ZEN place, it seems to have disappeared.

Almost Mama Pufferfish
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  • Reply amy January 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    good luck!! my partner was induced when not dilated at all and had an amazing vaginal birth. i had an amazing c-section birth (scheduled well in advance). either way you go, those babies safe arrival at the end will make the process of them getting here seem totally insignificant. sending you lots of peace and strength on this final leg of your journey to meet your babes!!

  • Reply Schroedinger January 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Oh my goodness! Good luck! It’ll be however it needs to be to get those babies out happy & healthy. Soon you’ll be holding those little fishies in your arms, not your belly!

  • Reply Rachel January 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Can’t wait till you post that the babies have arrived. I hope the induction goes well, but it really won’t matter either way once you have 2 sweet, snugly babies in your arms.

  • Reply Expectant Duck January 21, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Good luck! hope the induction goes smoothly!

  • Reply anofferingoflove January 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Wow!! Good luck! Can’t wait for the birth announcement! :-)

  • Reply Gayby Rabies January 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Holy crap! You weren’t kidding when you said that things could change at any moment. I hope the delivery is as smooth and uncomplicated as can be expected.

  • Reply Gia January 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm


  • Reply Mommy and Mamita January 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Wow!!! Good luck with the induction. We will be thinking of you.

  • Reply jessie January 21, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Good luck! Can’t wait to find out what you have and see pics. So excited that you’re trying a vaginal delivery. It’s time!!!!

  • Reply Melissa January 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Good luck!! Will be thinking of you today. You have done such a good job carrying those little ones.

  • Reply metalstork January 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    ahhh, so exciting! i’ll be thinking of you today!

  • Reply vee January 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Oh my! Good luck! Happy days!

  • Reply Trinity January 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I’m so excited for you! Its all going to go just fine. Can’t wait to see some pics

  • Reply K January 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Good luck! You will do great. Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  • Reply Dani January 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I have been following your blog since you were 18 weeks pregnant! Although I haven’t commented yet, I just wanted to let you know that I am very excited for you both, and I am ready to see those little fishies!

  • Reply poppycat.wordpress.com January 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Ok, you and Bree have turned me to a puddle of happy tears this morning!

    Puffer, I will be thinking positive thoughts for you all day today. I wish you and the babes the best birth possible.

    Many hugs and kisses. Oh, and congrats!!! I can’t wait to meet them!

  • Reply insertmetaphor January 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    This is so exciting! Good luck, Puffer! I can’t wait to meet those babes.

  • Reply Sunny January 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Oh WOW!! Wishing you a beautiful delivery and two healthy chicklets. I will be thinking of you today and anxiously awaiting the next update.

    PS I am an Aquarius too. 😀

  • Reply AdventuresInBabyMaking January 21, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Oh my goodness! Well today is V’s birthday, and I can confidently saw that Jan 21 babies are amazing! Will be thinking about you today! :)

  • Reply Libberal January 21, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Holy Hell! Good luck and we’re (obviously) all thinking of you and Chicken and the twins!

  • Reply Anonymous January 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Good luck Puffer! We’re cheering you on! -tbean

  • Reply reproducinggenius January 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Sending you lots of good labor toughts today. I am so excited that you get to meet the little fishes. What a beautiful day this will be! xo

  • Reply Anonymous January 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Whew!!! Lots of good labour vibes! This is exciting!My thought are with you!! Thanks for keeping us up with the news! You go, mamas! xo, Moniika

  • Reply N January 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    *hugs lots*

    Not that you’ll get this in time, but though I knew we were doing the right thing, I was so nervous whentold we were inducing pre-term. But (I haven’t written it out yet) it went amazingly. I hope that right now you are having the same experience, and I can’t wait to meet the fishies!

  • Reply Laurie January 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Oh my goodness!!!!

    I will be thinking of the four of you today!!! I can’t wait to see these babies!! Be strong!

  • Reply Mina January 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Wow, I’m so excited for you! Good luck!!! Can’t wait to meet them!

  • Reply Farmer Femme January 21, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    How thrilling! I hope all goes very well and just how you like. xoxo

  • Reply laura w January 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    So HAppy to be hearing things are happening for you! Good birth vibes coming your way!!!

  • Reply nutella January 21, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Sending healthy baby and mama vibes and good birth vibes your way!

  • Reply loveinventsus January 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Sending all of the good healthy vibes I’ve got your way. Go Puffer go!!!!

  • Reply Carey January 21, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Good luck to all 4 of you!! :)

  • Reply indigoscot January 21, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    good luck!!! can’t believe your twins are going to be here before our wee man!! dp is 40+4 today. just stay calm. pitocin is very evil, so you need to keep focused. you can do it. :)

  • Reply Two Moms, Two Monkeys January 21, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Find your Zen and do your best, that’s all you can do. Babies will make their way into your world on their own terms!

    I’m sure you are scared and nervous (I know I was when it all happened so quickly) just stay strong and know that once its over, you will have two wrinkled lil babies to complete your family.

    I’m so excited for you… I’m wishing you all the best and will be thinking of you as you make your way into motherhood.

  • Reply Mommy D January 21, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Good Luck, Good Luck! All will be great! You are gonna be a mommy very shortly!!!!!

  • Reply Ruby at Breathedragon January 21, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Oh my goodness! Good luck! Those are two lucky babies. I can’t wait for the next update!

  • Reply 2 Chicks 1 Hatchling January 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Yay! It’s time! It’s time! Good luck! Time to bring those babies into the world!

  • Reply chips January 22, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Happy BIRTH day! Here’s to the smoothest outcomes and so much fun and love when they are earthside! Good Luck xx

  • Reply boombababy January 22, 2010 at 1:34 am


  • Reply babypants January 22, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Happy birth – day. I am thinking of the 4 of you!!!

  • Reply tireegal68 January 22, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Oh happy unexpected birthday to your boys! I just read about it on eat poop love and came straight over. I hope you’re all doing beautifully! Yay!!!!

  • Reply Two Moms, Two Monkeys January 22, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Boys are great if I may say so myself! Congratulations to you both! I’m so so happy for you all!

  • Reply Pomegranate January 22, 2010 at 5:11 am

    OMG! I hope it all went as smoothly as you could possibly have imagined. Can’t wait to see pictures of the babies.

  • Reply Anonymous January 22, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Oh My Goodness… Best of luck honey!!! I am delurking here as grandma of 4 beautiful grandchildren I am pulling for you and chicken and those wonderful babies. I will be waiting for a update when you are able to give us wonderful birth news.Jean

  • Reply Baby Smiling In Back Seat January 22, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I kept telling the universe to let us make it to October, and with a lot of intervention my twins made it there plus two extra days, born at 33w4d.

    Good luck with labor, delivery, and everything else! It’s quite the life to have newborn twins.

  • Reply Yaya January 22, 2010 at 11:33 am


  • Reply existere January 22, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I tell you, whenever and however those babies end up coming out, THEY WILL BE HERE SOON. Holding two babies is a supreme, unbelievable joy. Good luck for today – and for the next two months. If you get through them, you can get through anything!!!

  • Reply Bionic Baby Mama January 22, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    let’s hear it for aquarians!

  • Reply Lez January 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Oh Happy Day!!! I just read that you had two boys! Congrats to Puffer and Chicken! Post pics as soon as you can! Can’t wait to see them!

  • Reply luckylittle13 January 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    So much for all of those long leisurely phone calls we planned on having! I cannot wait to hear all of the news. I am just so excited for you girls and for your babes! Lots of love

  • Reply areyoukiddingme January 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm


  • Reply Michelle January 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    double congrats!! Hope all went well and easy!

  • Reply amazingk8 January 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Yay for babies! I hope they are doing well and I hope you are doing well and that delivery resolves any health issues that were cropping up.

    What an exciting place to be. Congratulations!

  • Reply Aris January 22, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I’m thinking of you and Chicken, hoping to hear the good news soon. I’m 25 weeks pregnant with twins and have been following your story closely. Your moment is here!

  • Reply K J and the kids January 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Congratulations on the beginning of an amazing journey.

  • Reply Next in Line January 23, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I am seriously blog stalking you and wait to here how it is going. I am hoping that you and chicken are staring and madly in love right now with two babies!

  • Reply Gabby January 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Dying for an update here!

    Photos, stories, anything!

    So happy for you and Chicken. can’t wait to hear more!

  • Reply Coffeegrl January 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Here from LFCA and hoping that you have good news to share soon!

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