This week is going to be a great baby week for us - we have the 20 week scan tomorrow, the consultant on Thursday (why we can't have them at the same time is beyond me!) and on Friday night we are going to our first twins ante-natal class!
We officially hit 20 weeks today and so far all is well. You have no idea how thrilled we are to be getting through each week at the moment!
Also Chris got to feel one of the babies (we think twin 2) kick on Friday night, and now when she kicks hard enough you can actually see my tummy move! I never got to feel this with Matthew so I'm really excited to know what it feels like.
As we are now 20 weeks, we are officially in our 5th month of pregnancy - which means only 4 to go!
In terms of their development they have established sleep patterns akin to a newborn now. Many babies even have a favourite sleep position already. Some snooze with their chins resting on their chests, while others nap with their head flung back. Many babies at this age fall into noticeable cycles of sleep and activity (don't I know it!).
From this point forward, both babies will put most of their energy into gaining weight and, not coincidentally, so will you! Right now they weigh approximately 10½ ounces and is about 6½ inches long, but we hope to find this out tomorrow!
They are a also now becoming covered in a greasy white substance called vernix caseosa which coats their entire body and protects their skin during its long submersion in amniotic fluid.
Some sites also report that their hearing is getting better and they can now react to loud external sounds!