Gratitude.
April 12, 2012

Before I begin waxing on and on about pregnancy (because you know I will) (and also, because I have the single most disgusting morning sickness story and crap like that just can’t be contained), I wanted to take a moment to share a fun little conversation with Charlotte from a few days ago…and to say thank you.

    -  What do you want to be when you grow up?
    -  A big sister.
    -  A big sister, huh?  Are you going to be a big sister to the baby in my belly?
    -  The baby is not in your belly, Momma!  THAT IS SO SILLY!  It is in your uterus.
    -  Okay.  Do you want the baby in my uterus to be a boy or a girl?
    -  It should be a baby brother, yes.  (pauses, thinks)  Momma?
    -  Yes, darling?
    -  Is the baby not in your uterus?
    -  Yes, the baby is in my uterus.
    -  Did Daddy’s sperm not make the baby?
    -  Yes, Daddy’s sperm helped make the baby.
    -  Are Daddy’s sperm not living with the baby in your uterus?
    -  Hmmm.  Well.  Daddy’s sperm fertilized my egg and the sperm and the egg together turned into the baby.  Sort of like how caterpillars turn into butterflies.  You don’t see the egg or the sperm individually again after that; the single cell just slowly grew and transformed into the baby.
    -  Oh.  Okay.  And it should be a baby brother.  And I will name him George.

THANK YOU to each and every one of you who smiled or cried or commented or e-mailed or sent warm wishes or gave us a thumbs up or prayed or…well, just thank you.  It means so much to our family.  This baby is already so lucky to be so welcomed and loved by so many people.

On that note, Lauren (who has the most adorable daughter Violet OH MY GOODNESS) at With Two Cats is putting up a casual q/a with me at some point in the day; I’m not sure when.  The part where I mentioned the community forged by blog readers?  I mean every word of that.  If you ever doubt whether or not blogs create a community capable of great things, go to a post that announces something important: a birth or a death, a pregnancy or a miscarriage, a birthday or an engagement, a wedding or a divorce, a success or a failure.  I guarantee that it it is in these posts that the comments tell you that this world is composed of good-hearted people.  People who care, people who are worth listening to, people who share ideas and thoughts, people who can change the landscape of a blogger’s life, and people who will help you out without ever having met you face to face.

Again and always: thank you.

** Charlotte is two years and eight months old.  I am ten weeks pregnant.


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  1. By Clare on April 12, 2012

    Awesome conversation. I can’t wait til my little girl is as smart and vocal as yours.

  2. By on April 12, 2012

    I’ve told you this before, but what I love about your blog is the honesty behind your posts.  Whether a good day or bad, you always seem to find the moments worth cherishing.  And, you always have the best pregnancy stories ;)  Look forward to reading about your journey with this new baby!

  3. By bethany on April 12, 2012

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the name George. But, I am partial ;)

  4. By Amber on April 12, 2012

    We love you Sarah <3

  5. By on April 12, 2012

    I share your stories with my husband all the time and I cried when I told him that you were pregnant!  He is also so happy for you & yours.  We adore Charlotte and are so appreciative for you sharing her with the blogging community.  I cannot wait to read all about your pregnancy, Charlotte as a big sister, and the new baby.  I’m almost 22 weeks along and my mostly easy pregnancy is getting more difficult (what do you mean there’s a belly in my way & my abs are separating??).  I totally agree with Lauren’s comment.  All the best!  ~Bee

  6. By on April 12, 2012

    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!! I am so happy for you all.  My fingers and toes are crossed, and you will all be in my thoughts. Jude is rooting for another girl because “Charlotte is a pretty, so pretty l’il girl…“ :)

    Charlotte seems to have a very good handle on the situation. And I MUST hear this morning sickness story.

  7. By elizabeth Mackey on April 12, 2012

    As soon as I read your post the other day with the fantastic news, I thought it would be a Boy. So I think Charlotte is right, and of course so very bright!

  8. By Molly @ Little Stories Everywhere on April 12, 2012

    I’m so impressed that you have taught Charlotte all about your reproductive system! Granted my sweetheart is younger than yours, but still we call her “girl parts” her bottom. Ha! I think we have work to do!

  9. By Maricris @ SittingAround on April 15, 2012

    Charlotte is really a smart kid! Isn’t she just 3 yrs?

  10. By Thrifty Vintage Kitten on April 16, 2012

    Happy happy congraulations!!! High five!

  11. By carolina on April 17, 2012

    I was curious how long you and Donald waited to tell Charlotte? :)


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