well, another prayer has been answered. we have made it to 36 weeks (the deadline considered to be full-term for twins). if the babies come now, they will not be classified as premature...phew. what a relief. last monday, we had another growth estimate done at our ultrasound & baby girl was estimated to be 5 1/2 lbs and baby boy was pushing close to 6 lbs. they should continue to gain 1/2 lb a week each from here out...so my guess is that now they are both 6 lbs +. i am now measuring an incredible 48 inches around my waist...yes, that is 4 feet! :) wow. no wonder my skin is itching like crazy and none of my pants fit. i have been having some great warm up contractions for the past week or more. on sunday, they were coming every 10 minutes for over 7 hours. i started to think we might be dealing with real labor, but i took a bath & everything came to a screeching halt. oh well, it's probably better anyway because my midwife & monitrice were both out of town this weekend for a midwifery conference. now that everyone is back in town & zoe is comfortable staying alone with aunt gretchen, we are all anxious to get this party started!!! hopefully our healthy, happy babies will be arriving shortly. we'll be sure to let you all know when that moment comes! in the meantime, thanks again for your love, prayers, & support!