Little Bit Bit: Week 20

12 Apr

Before I get into the 20 week facts and goodness, I’ve had some questions about Bit Bit’s gender reveal video we put together, so I want to say a few things.

1. Yes, we told everyone the sonogram wasn’t until Thursday, April 5. Yes, I lied. Please forgive me. Here’s why…our sonogram was actually scheduled for last Thursday (March 29). Our appointment was in the morning, but that afternoon Brandon would be jumping on a plane to head to San Fran. We decided that we weren’t going to tell anyone until he got back home. Realizing that I wouldn’t be able to keep mum while all by myself, I told everyone our appointment wasn’t until after Brandon returned that way I wouldn’t have to worry about the masses of people asking me. Am I forgiven? Pwetty pwease?

2. We didn’t find out the sex during our sonogram. While seeing Bit Bit was an amazing moment, I wanted something a little more personal for when/how we found out. Our wonderful sonogram technician put the results and the pictures in a card I had made, sealed the envelope, and sent our happy little family on our way. We decided to open the card together, the three of us, while having a picnic at a park before dropping Brandon off at the airport. So to be clear, the video is of us finding out.

3. We put the first part of the video together a few days ago. I saw the idea on the internets, but we tweaked it to make it our own.

4. The song is by Frances England. We have hopes that it’ll be special for Lakyn and Bit Bit as their relationship grows.

5. I’m still in shock with how well Lakyn did in the video. We didn’t plan/practice anything, as most of you know you can’t do with a toddler. Everything she says/does is of her own doing.

Now that I’ve kept you waiting long enough, here’s the video in case you missed it the first time. Or in case you just want to watch it again. Go ahead. I know you do!

I should have known that Bit Bit was a girl. Should have known. Everything was so similar to my pregnancy with Lakyn: the nausea, the skin, the cravings. AND, Lakyn told us all along it was a girl. DUH!

We couldn’t be happier! We’re so excited to introduce Lakyn to her sister. To have two beautiful little girls running around the house. To hear whispering and giggling as they play together. To watch their sisterly bond develop and grow.

I am not looking forward to the cat fights. But that comes with every sibling relationship, right? That’s what I’m going to tell myself.

Regardless, we’re all excited and can’t wait to meet “Little Sister” as Lakyn lovingly calls her!

You ever look at a picture of yourself and go, “Whoa!” I feel like I look so much bigger in this picture than I really am. Maybe it’s the shirt. Maybe it’s that I just ate dinner. Maybe it’s the hand placement. Maybe it’s the shadow. Maybe I just have no idea what I really look like!

How far along? 20 Weeks, 5 Days. Can’t wait to finally start getting some shape to my belly. I still just look fat to people.
Total weight gain/loss: +4 pounds total
Stretch marks? Not yet
Sleep: Still so hard to sleep on my side. Much harder with Bit Bit than it ever was with Lakyn.
Best moment this week: Seeing and finding out that Bit Bit is a girl & hearing that all is healthy and good!
Miss Anything? Wine…………………….
Movement: Bit Bit is a mover & a shaker. At 11 o’clock at night. I love it.
Food cravings: Every sweet imaginable. Eating them makes me nauseous, though. Bummer.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Too many sweets
Gender: Girl!!!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, although I’m running on a short fuse these days. Poor Brandon.
Looking forward to:  Picking out a name and planning her nursery!

 

One Response to “Little Bit Bit: Week 20”

  1. Terri April 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    I LOVE that video! Seriously, so creative! And you look amazing. Only 4# so far? Lucky girl!

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