24 Weeks (Viability)

How far along? 24 Weeks – IT’S V DAY!! (Viability Day)

My babies are the size of: They’re as long as an ear of corn?

Net weight gain:  Still hanging at the 4lb mark

Maternity clothes: Yes

Sleep: My hips have actually eased up the past week, still hurt but not as bad. I do pee at least 1x an hour though…

Best Moment this week: Spending time with D’s side of the family – we are absolutely in love with baby Kimball.

Miss Anything: Beer!

Movement: Yes, more and more every day. If I move certain ways we see a big bulge and I can’t help but crack up!

Food Cravings: I don’t really crave food often…nothing weird at least.

Anything making you queasy or sick: I’ve had a few waves of nausea but nothing too extreme…but the HEARTBURN has been insane. I ran out of tums and had to eat bread yesterday to ease it…these babies are going to have a lot of hair!

Gender:  B&G

Labor Signs: Nope, just the Braxton hicks and our doc says that is OK and normal as long as I am not in any pain!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, almost all the time!

Weekly Wisdom: Be happy!

Looking forward to: Ordering and mailing out the baby shower invites!

Today Elliott & Harper are viable. They officially have a 70% chance of survival if they were born TODAY, by 26 weeks this goes up to 90% and by 28 weeks almost 100%. I don’t plan on them being here any earlier than 36 weeks, but knowing that they could survive outside of my womb makes me so happy.

We met with our landlord on Sunday and were disappointed. I feel like it was a huge waste of time to even meet with him because all he had for us was “I need to set up some estimates” nothing more…number one – why are we meeting for you to tell us that? You couldn’t have said that over the phone? Number two, it’s been like 3 weeks, you haven’t already done this? We are on a strict time crunch wanting all of this to be DONE by October 25th, so we can set up the babies’ room after their shower. He said he spoke with someone from Home Depot and they quoted him at 17K to do our entire house…I just stared at him blankly…really? 17K? There is NO WAY that is correct, and if it is Home Depot is a shesity company and won’t be getting my business. Our rent is going to increase based off of what he does…basically however much he spends he will take divided by 36 months and that is how much our rent will increase – I put a cap at $150.00 because hello, were having twins here. Sometimes I think it would be easier to move, but we’ve been there for almost 5 years and just painted the nursery, I would really like to hang out for a few more years and really don’t want to add moving to my list of shit to do before the babies are born. We might have to just do all carpet throughout the house – I guess the tile is what costs the big bucks. As long as my babies aren’t crawling around on 15 year old carpet I could honestly care less, it isn’t my house at the end of the day so I don’t have to live with the decision forever – however, if all he does is replace the carpet, I don’t want to go as high as $150.00 for a rent increase, even if he does spend $5000.00 to replace – our house is very outdated and needs A LOT of work, things are falling apart all over the place – we just found out there are TERMITES! We can easily find a house a little farther southeast for the same rent that we’d be paying after the increase that has updated appliances, cabinets, flooring etc. I think he is very aware of that fact though, so I’m guessing he will work with us. If we were to move out before a lot of this work is done he’d have to do it between renters and would lose out on the money, I can’t imagine someone moving into that house with what currently needs to be done. I’m making it sound like a trash pit, it really isn’t that bad – just ware and tare, the floors, closets, all the doors, all the fans, cabinets, appliances, all of that – they need updating. SO, the point of all of this rambling was to tell you that I texted him and told him I would set up estimates because I don’t have time for procrastination and if it really is going to cost an arm and a leg to get what needs to be done for my babies to be in a safe & clean environment done then were moving out! Since that text I have set up four in home estimates…it hasn’t even been 24 hours. Why he couldn’t do that in the 3 weeks, I have no idea. I just hope he realizes that October 25th is coming QUICK and that if it is not done by then I’m going to be very upset!

We changed our date for maternity pictures to 28 weeks instead of 24 weeks (we were going to do it Saturday) I don’t feel like I’m big enough for the pictures yet, while you can tell I’m pregnant I don’t think I’m maternity picture ready. We leave for our baby moon in TWO WEEKS, I cannot wait! There is a lot going on right now that might ruin this though…mainly with Devan’s financial aid for school, for some reason they move at a snail’s pace so we’ve been paying out of pocket for her tuition & books … I am in touch with the director of financial aid now and hoping she can get things moving along (we started her process in JUNE GUYS) if we don’t, we will probably have to eat the money we already spent on our Disneyland tickets and not go…we would have to buy 2 more books and pay her remaining tuition if something doesn’t happen SOON.  Like before the end of next week soon – so keep us in your thoughts guys, I really don’t want to put our vacation aside to pay for something that should have been taken care of A LONG time ago. We are doing everything in our power to prevent this from happening because we have been looking forward to spending time with our friends and doing this for a while now.

Besides all of the house and school BS life has been great. I am enjoying pregnancy, and soaking in every minute of it, realizing every day that they’re going to be here SOON. I can’t believe that I am already 2/3 of the way done with my pregnancy, it went by so fast! I was thinking about Christmas this year, and how Devan and I will be toting our newborn twins to our families to celebrate. I’m so excited. I am ready for them to be here, I want to see what they look like!!

24 week baby bump

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I think that is it for today, Happy Friday Eve!

Ashley ❤

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