At 9am we still hadn't heard from the hospital. I called Labour and Delivery to ask what time we should arrive.
"I don't think it's going to happen today," the nurse says. I sat at my kitchen table shocked and upset. I'm ready, we're ready. I had a good night. I'm prepared to do this today, mentally, physically, organizationally. My husband is off work.
"The NICU is full. I'll talk to the Dr and see if we can book you in for another non-stress test today," she said.
11:00 non-stress test was booked. We sat around, totally deflated, watching TV till it was time to go.
At the hospital the babies were not cooperative for the test. What usually takes 20 minutes took over an hour to accomplish. In the end though, both babies were still looking good.
The doctor on call came by to explain the NICU has 3 new preemies born in the last 12 hours. It would be best to wait until tomorrow when they'd be more ready to handle our little ones should they need assistance. We'll book another non-stress tomorrow to keep an eye on the babies. That said, if we go into labour, we'll head right back.
So maybe Oct 13? Maybe 14? Maybe when all the other pregnant women in Victoria have had their babies? See at this 37 week point with twins it's like I'm 1 week overdue. And more time doesn't necessarily mean stronger babies, in fact it can mean higher risk.
Today I'm eating pizza and chips and chocolate and whatever the heck else I want to eat. It's time for a good hormonal cry.