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Monday, March 12, 2012

The 3:30 A.M. Call

I swore I would start sleeping by my phone on February 1st.  February 1st came and I decided that was really just a little too early.  We still had about two months until the twins were coming.  February 15th would be better.

February 15th approached and I thought to myself, "We're still weeks away from the adjusted due date for twins.  I don't really have to sleep with my phone.  I'll start later."

As March 1st drew closer and closer I decided it was time.  The April 11th due date wasn't going to happen for sure.  The March 28th (which became March 30th) induction date was a good date to hope for, but since twins are born on average at 37 weeks that put us at March 21st.  Then I remembered it was that twins were born on average at 37 weeks.  If I remember my 3rd grade math correctly an average means that there is a 50% chance that the twins would be born after March 21st but also a 50% chance that the twins would be born BEFORE March 21st. 

OK...time to start sleeping with my phone.

I, like many people, get emails sent to me all night every night.  I didn't want my phone beeping and buzzing all night just to tell me that Groupon has a great deal on socks or Netflix recommends I put some obscure Bulgarian movie in my queue.  I found out that I could set my phone to be silent except for phone calls.

Problem solved.

Or so I thought.

I forgot to take into account that people call me in the middle of the night.  I work for a hospital and I freelance for several agencies too.  As much as I'd love for no deaf person to ever need an interpreter from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. to ensure I get my beauty rest, that clearly is only a dream. 

Early this morning I think I was half awake...or maybe I wasn''s hard to know at that time of night.  I was having a nice dream about visiting a friend who had just bought a beautful house.  He was showing me all the rooms he had.  The carpeting was plush and he had plenty of --


"This is it," I thought.  "Chloe is calling." 

I didn't know if I should be excited or scared.  I picked up the phone as Derek started to wake up.  There it was on my caller boss???

Well, long story short, the hospital needed an interpreter and here I am at 6:30 a.m. trying to stay awake until I'm finish my regularly scheduled shift at 6 p.m.  Wish me luck making it through this day.  At least I know I'll be able to wake up if Chloe's call does come in the middle of the night.


  1. Oh you! I thought we were going to get BIG news.

    I hope you have caffeine well within reach today.

  2. Darn! My heart skipped a little beat when I read the title! You're right, that was a nice little trial run. Next middle of the night call = the real thing!

  3. Yep, that title had my brow furrowed for a few moments until I read my way to the end. Glad the babies are staying put for time being.

  4. Ummm, yeah.. I got butterflies reading the title, not cool! LOL.. But atleast those little ones are still baking for a bit longer, can't wait for the REAL post, so exciting!!! This journey has been SO amazing to follow, seems like just yesterday I found your blog and now you are about to be a Daddy! YAY!!! :)

  5. I'm with everyone else!!! No fair, I thought the twins had made the grand entrance! They will be here before you know it and then there is no sleeping through the night for months!

  6. ditto above. but love that they are still staying put!

  7. Same feeling here....but more time is never a bad thing :). Can't wait for the real call!! So exciting!

  8. So excited for you guys that babies have stayed put for this long!! I can imagine the excitement and anticipation is building!! :D