How far along: 26 weeks. So happy to have gotten beyond the viability mark.
Size of babies: Both in 50% percentile for twins. At our last ultrasound they weighed in at almost 2lbs.
Weight gain for mama: Wow, baby is all I can say! I have been steadily packing on the pounds and am up around 30 lbs. Yep, as much as would be required for a singleton at full term. With twins, I'm allowed to gain up to 56 lbs by week 38. Maternity jeans have been my best friend since week 11.
Movement: Yes and it is amazing. Earlier on I couldn't tell if I was feeling flutters or not. I mean, what is a flutter and what is just your body? Finally on April 14th, I felt definitive movement inside and out after eating a strawberry tart from a French bakery. On the morning of the 16th, the husband also felt them for the first time. Since then we've even been able to capture their movements on video. I feel like space is running out so I have no idea how they are still able to flip around.
Sleep: I'm lucky if I can clock in 4-5 hours per night. Being forced to sleep on my side is doing a number on my hips and I wake up in pain. This is normally followed by a dance party in my belly. They are clearly preparing me for the sleepless nights ahead.
Symptoms: Early in pregnancy I was lucky to escape nausea and just suffered from pure exhaustion and a constant hunger. Back then, I lovingly referred to them as my little parasites. Now, we've moved onto backaches and a feeling of fullness, pressure, and heaviness in my belly when standing or walking for long periods of time. And maybe some braxton hicks. I can't really tell, but the doctor sent me to the premature clinic in addition to all my other appointments. I also developed a horrible condition where I have inflammation in my chest cartilage so the 2nd trimester hasn't been fun.