Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Warning

If you have ever been my roommate (and I've had 52 of them in my life), you may be at risk for having twins.

Probably identical twins.

Probably boys.

Most of you have heard about Brooke, my BFF who was due a week before me and found out at her 20 week ultrasound that she was having identical twin boys. And then the next week I found out at my 20 week ultrasound that I was having identical twin boys. That was nuts.

This is even nuttier.

Meet lovely Aimee. (The bride. And yes, that's me on the left with dark hair. Remember the post-baby distract from the mid-section stunt?) Anyhow, she was the next roommate that we had for the longest time. Just last week she found out that she is now pregnant with identical twin boys. Now mind you, identical twins isn't something you can fertilize. They think it's basically just a fluke. And of all twinning, identical boys are the least common. Go figure.

So I've called my mind back to the BYU years, 1998-1999, I believe. We lived in The Colony (which was an amusing place itself - people would always sneak signs in between "The" and "Colony" that said things like "nudist," for example). We had a freaky weird roommate. She was mail-order mania. Nearly every single day there were mail-order packages on our doorstep (and this was before online shopping was common). It was weird. And where did she get the money? We were all broke college students. And I think her dad was like a forest ranger or something.

And then there was the ballroom dancing. She was obsessive. We overheard a phone conversation one night where she was discussing other ballroom dancers on the team who apparently did not meet her standard of obsession. "....don't they realize it's our life??????"

And then there were the psychotic books. I remember looking over at her during church one time and seeing that she had her scriptures open... and inside of her scriptures she was concealing the novel "Blood Debt," apparently a companion to "The Laughing Corpse" and other books I'd seen on her bookshelf.

She was a real piece of work. So much so that we could no longer stand aside and let poor Aimee share a room with her. Oh yeah, and I think she was really stinky. So, anyway, we moved Aimee into the bedroom with Brooke and me. And really, weird roommate didn't mind. Then there was more room for her thigh-masters and whatever the heck else she was getting in the mail. Now, let me tell you, these were not large rooms by any means. In fact, the beds had to be overlapping to fit all three of our beds in the one room. It took many cinder blocks and a lot of creativity to make it happen. It really was hilarious. Good thing I was such a good sleeper back then.

Anyhow - I think I've finally hit on my theory. You know how often a whole apartment of girls are in such close proximity that they all start to get their cycles together? I think we just somehow took that to some whacked out extreme. So here we are. With three sets of identical twin boys.

And I blame it all on the overlapping beds.

19 comments:

Melanie said...

Unbelievable. Any chance I can move to Flordia and be your roomate for awhile? Twin boys would be great right about now!

Jenilee said...

Holy Cow! That is crazy. Well at least now you can all support and understand each other on one more level. WOW!!

Laura B. said...

That's crazy. What I love more is your crazy roommate.
So, I lived in the Colony too...from 98-2000. The last year I had the WEIREST roommate ever. Did you take my spot when I moved out?? :)

Jen I said...

Crazy - we lived in the Colony at the same time? We were on the east side.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is that Virginia had better watch out. Darling girls, all!

xoxoCarolyn

Anonymous said...

P.S. You do know my theory, don't you? That Duane is up in heaven recommending who can handle such a project to the powers-that-be. I told that to someone about you and Brooke and she said it just gave her the chills. He would be well acquainted with you and your friends and totally willing to recommend your names. In fact, that is the second question I intend to ask him when next I see him after, "So, since the whole family was in St. George, did you say, 'Oh, good! They are gone. I will exercise an extra half hour today.'" (causing the heart attack that took him).

xoxocyhunsaker

SuburbiaMom said...

That is pretty crazy weird. I'm glad I was just a friend and never a roommate!

Gavin and Shawna McEwan said...

Maybe we can criss cross some beds...and I can get twin girlies?!! What a crazy fluke?? So...how do you explain the singlet first then the twin factor??

Jorgenson Clan said...

Crazy! Just stay away from me =) I'm glad I wasn't the ONLY one to not find out I was having twins until 20 weeks...hello? check for 2heartbeats people.

Kimi said...

Jen, I am a little jealous right now that you live in Miami. Do you realize that you live in the world's capital for cruise ship departures. I just got emailed yet another cruise line deal. 4 nights in the bahamas for $109. If I lived by you I would just go on cruise after cruise and rent a storage space for the in between times. It would probably work out cheaper than renting. And I would rotate which baby I took with my so you could have a little break just dealing with two kids. Maybe sometimes we could go together. I'll start working on that.

Aimee said...

Love it, Jen! The thing I remember most about that room with the triple decker beds is that if one of us came in late when the others were asleep, we had to hoist ourselves so carefully into bed so as not to disturb the others, since any movement on one of the beds created a ripple effect that shook the other two beds. Didn't you even have to jump onto your bed? You were nice to take the tallest bed! Good times.

Laurie Jones said...

That is crazy!! I am just hearing of some many twins lately in general.

Did she find out earlier than her 20 week ultrasound?

Tania said...

All I can say is I'm sure glad I wasn't your friend in college!

Ty and Trista Swartzlander said...

Remind me not to overlap beds with you. :)

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

That really is crazy. And my favorite part, also, is the crazy roommate part. I just love it, especially that she snuck her book into church and hid it in her scriptures. :)

Whitey and Amy said...

So love the safari idea! And I had no Idea they made a triple jogger. When I get another kid I say we chop off cash's side and I attach it to sammie's single jogger.

The Spendloves said...

See, I like to think it's all about being roommates with me, now that Tennille has twins too... :)

Chadlee said...

Freaky! I think Steve lived in the Colony at one time, too. Hope we're not in for anything out of the ordinary.

Rendell said...

so, being one of those 50 something roommates, and as crazy as this sounds, I'm actually hoping the boy, thing, and maybe even the twin thing happens to me at some point. That would mean I could have the two boys Rendell is dying to have in one shot. Of course, I'm not sure how the three girls or thier mother would handle it.

PS - Saw a woman at the library the other day with a toddler (well, 10 month old) and she was obviously pregnant. When we got to talking turns out she is having twin boys in February. I told her about you and told her you're alive and blogging about it. She was hopefull... You're an inspiration to us ALL!!! HUGS!