Thursday, November 10, 2011

little cryings Q&A

Why do you always call it a "little cryings?"

Here's the story behind the term "little cryings."
One night, before I was pregnant, I asked Chas to tell me a story about what a morning at our house would be like with a baby.
During the story, he said something along the lines of, "...and it's early in the morning and we start to hear little cryings coming from the second bedroom..."
And, just like that, "little cryings" was born. (pun?)

When is the official due date? 

I'm due June 2nd.
Exactly one week before my birthday. 

Will you guys find out the sex of the baby?

Although I really love the idea of waiting and having the sex of the baby be a surprise, there is no way I could have the patience for that. No way.
We actually plan on paying a little extra to find out the sex in less than 4 weeks (eek!) at a special ultrasound place that does 3D ultrasounds. 

How did you find out?

I had just gotten home from work. I realized it had been over 4 hours since I last peed and, even though Chas wasn't home, I just went for it.
So the first person to find out was me, and only me. Even though I wish Chas could have been there so I could run into the other room, screaming, waving the stick in his face,
it was actually a fun little moment that I got to have just with myself. Like suddenly there was this most wonderful secret that only I knew.

How did you tell Chas?

After the first test was positive, I quickly took another test (of a different brand), just to be sure.
Then I layed two positive tests next to each other on the bathroom counter and texted Chas the picture.
No words.
Just the picture.
He called right away and said, "Ummm...whaaaat is that??!!..."

You say "cryings" (plural) there more than one?

Nope. Just one.
But I'm sure there will be lots and lots of cryings once it gets here!

Did you feel any different before you found out for sure? Some people just "know."

I actually did have a little experience that happened a few days before I found out.
But I think I'll leave it at that because it was a pretty special moment that I'd like to keep just between Chas and I. 

What was your first pregnancy symptom?

Before I knew for sure I was pregnant, I was getting up to use the bathroom at night much more than usual.

What was your first thought when you found out?

"Holy crap."

How long did you keep it a secret that just the two of you knew?

Probably one full minute.
As soon as I got off the phone with Chas, I called my mom.
I wanted to shout it from the rooftops and telling my family and hearing their reactions was too fun to wait for.

Do you guys have names picked out?

We've got a few that we like but we'll probably keep them a secret for now.

Who was the first person you told?


I know you all had been trying for awhile. What, if anything, did you do differently the cycle you got pregnant?

I don't know if we did anything differently during that magical cycle.
I do think that I had started to feel more calm and faithful about trusting in Heavenly Father's timetable for us and being ok with however long it took.
Just an overall feeling of reassurance and peace.

And I will say this:
If you're trying for your own little cryings, look into Preseed.
I highly recommend it.
And that's all I'm gonna say about that.

And now here's my question for you: 

Have you noticed the little poll on the right?
Check one!
We wanna know what your guess is!


My Songbook said...

I was wondering where "little cryings" came from! What a cute story! And I guessed that the "little crying" is a girl. I'm a little biased :)

Annika said...

This is such an adorable little story and hands down the cutest Q&A ever! Again, congratulations, you two!!!

Erin said...

Such a sweet story! :) I am so excited for you and Chas girl! :)

Amanda Joy said...

Great story, and congratulations!

Maria said...

Awh! So so so many congratulations! I said it was a girl, but I'm sure whether you have a boy or a girl the baby will be absolutely adorable!

Jenny said...

so excited for you! :)

Elisabeth said...

congratulations! that is so exciting and i love how you told him :)


Emily Baker @ Tales for Karina Marie said...

can't wait to see lots of preggers pictures!!!


Ashley from Sloanbook said...

I'm so excited for you guys!!!! Ok looking into preseed!!! Hehe.

SaffaKate said...

WOOHOO! I love this post. And Im so jealous you guys are finding out early, I've been waiting FOREVER it seems like but we finally find out the sex of our little Llambok on Monday.

Amy @ amy day to day said...

After 2 months of negatives (I'm impatient when I want something), we started using Preseed and on the third month got a positive! That was 2.5 years ago. I recommend it to everyone!

Jenna said...

I wondered where little cryings came from. That's hilarious. We call it "beebee inside" when I'm pregnant.

WHICH I'M NOT right now.

But anyway, I think it's fun to have a code word for babies in utero.

Anonymous said...

This is just wonderful! I wish the best for you both (and baby) and I'm so excited to get to follow your pregnancy story from the beginning. :)

Samantha said...

Congrats girl!!! :) So happy for you :) Can't wait to here more ;)

BTW love the new blog layout ;)

Jessica Wray said...

Loved this Q&A. Again, I'm sooooooo happy for you!

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

I'm so happy for you!

Heather said...

SO EXCITED for you guys.
We have been married for just about 5 years and have recently decided to start trying. Trying to not get frustrated that it didn't happen right away... haha! Definitely going to look into Preseed. Thank you sooo much! xo

Amanda said...

congrats!!!!! i am so so happy for you guys! i loved reading about it.

Anonymous said...

such a cute Q&A congrats! :)

Ashley said...

aw. love hearing such touching stories! This baby already has so much love! Congrats Sam & Chas!

Alexis Kaye said...

hahaha I just looked up preseed. "Seriously fun baby making!"

I'm so excited for you guys! :)

A Jax said...

Loved this Q&A...just tried preseed this month! So excited to hear you recommend it!! I am glad it is all going well for you:-) My friend did the 3D ultrasound and just loooved it!

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Caitlin said...

I had to Google Preseed, haha! So excited to hear more about this lady, I am SO happy for you!

Mayce and Ethan said...

Still so excited for you guys! You'll have to let me know what you are having so I can make something for him/her.

Emma said...

you are going to have the cutest little babe. i can't wait. so happy for you guys sam!

Annie said...

love this! and am so Over the moon excited for you guys! :)

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Emma Frances said...

Love this! So excited for you! And I love the story of how the phrase "little cryings" was born! So cute! Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!! :]

Kylie said...

I love the "little cryings" story! Most adorable thing I've heard in a long while. Also, i am so happy that you finally had success in getting pregnant! I know several woman patiently waiting for that happy news right now, and I've been adding an extra little plea to my nightly prayers for all. Can't wait to hear what lovely names you two will surely come up with!

sarah marie said...

hurray hurray! I love this post. and I love your halloween costume post, too... we just announced our pregnancy (we are beyond excited about it!) and thought about doing it that same way, with a skeleton t-shirt costume at a halloween party with friends. we didn't end up doing that... let's just say I'm envious that you 'only' had nausea (I'm sure it doesn't feel like 'only' but compared to throwing up 15-20 times a day... seems blissful to me right now) and planning a party when you're sick is too much effort :)

congrats to you both!

jennifer a said...

Okay, I've been away from the blog world for awhile so I'm just catching up! CONGRATULATIONS! That is soooo exciting! I hope you are feeling good, and I can't wait to see your baby bump grow and then your little one! Such a fun time!

Joo Lin said...

I love the way you use your words! I am VERY excited for you :)