The wait was worth it, though, as Dr. Thomas turns out to be friendly, funny, and frank. What's more: she's thrilled with "our numbers"--a euphemism for the battery of tests to which Lidia must be subjected to rule out a variety of potential "difficulties"--and suggested that Lidia cancel her scheduled amniocentesis(which, among other things, increases the risk of miscarriage).
She also declared that there's no way our babies are going to wait until January (specifically, the revised delivery date of January 4th, 2009, according to the friendly nurse who first saw us and worked it all out with some unusual, Nostradamus-y, wheel-y chart/thing) to bound out onto the world stage, and that we should plan for a much earlier arrival.
Our next appointment with Dr. Thomas is July 30. And our next look at the youngsters is August 15th, four days before my birthday!