What a fantastic milestone!! The wonderful 40 weeks. . . what a gift for you and your new babies. Congratulations.
Although my twins arrived at 39wk 4days, all my singletons were over. Longest was 41 weeks 4 days.
I just kept trying to pretend that I could possibly have another MONTH of pregnancy left - made it seem like I might be pleasantly "surprised" when labour kicked in. I always found, too, that it helped to think of what a long life the baby will have and all the events that will happen in that life. Made a couple of days or weeks of waiting appropriately insignificant.
Going out is great if you don't live in a small town. Who could possibly stand to hear one more "What!? You STILL haven't had those babies!?"
. . . Unless of course it really tickles your fancy to prove to people that twins can go past 40 weeks. In that case, I guess starting all those tongues wagging can be fun.
I'll be checking back frequently for your birth story.