June 26, 2007

I have no idea how I’m expected to keep it a secret for ONE SECOND LONGER that I am pregnant. Seriously. My god, I’m not a machine, people! I can’t possibly wait for weeks on end in order to hit some “it’s okay to tell” milestone because I have to tell you right this goddamned minute or I am going to EXPLODE.

There. Whew. That’s better.

You know what’s kind of funny, in a ‘boy, I sure am a dumbass’ kind of way? I was actually pregnant when I wrote this entry. I mean, barely pregnant, but still. Next up: hubris-filled entries about having—just now!—officially dropped the extra pounds, complete with photos to document my shrinkage! Ha ha haaaaa! Hot damn, my comedic timing knows no limits.

At least one internet calculator thingie predicts a Valentine’s Day due date, so that’s the general timeframe. I’m about seven weeks along. Morning sickness is a much bigger issue this time around, for some mysterious and sucktastic reason. My pants already feel too clingy in the waistline. Yesterday I crumbled graham crackers into a glass of milk and drank the resulting sludge, and it was SO. DAMN. GOOD.

(Yes, I realize the last two items may have something to do with one another.)

Anyway, that’s my news. I have been ridiculously excited to tell you.

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eileen
eileen
16 years ago

Oh, CONGRATS!!!!! Here’s to a healthy, happy pregnancy – and a healthy, happy new sibling for dear Riley!!!

eileen

Liz
Liz
16 years ago

Yay!yay!yay!

Lesley
Lesley
16 years ago

Congrats! Look forward to seeing the next suspicious member of the Sundry family.

Rumblelizard
Rumblelizard
16 years ago

Hooray!!! And re: your in-shapeness, I’ve read that the better shape you’re in, the faster you recover from childbirth. So double hooray! :D

erica
erica
16 years ago

Huzzah!!

heidi
heidi
16 years ago

maybe you’re having more morning sickness because this time it’s a girl? that’s what happened to my mom, anyway…

AndreAnna
16 years ago

I echo it all. Congrats!!

lizshaw
16 years ago

Eleventy-million-zillion-trillion congratulations to you and yours!!!!!

lisa
16 years ago

YAY!!!

Sara
Sara
16 years ago

Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Holy crap! CONGRATULATIONS! OMG, why am I so excited? I DON’T EVEN KNOW YOU! Well, sorta. Ugh, creepy. Anyway! Horray!

Amie
16 years ago

Congratulations!!

warcrygirl
16 years ago

Congrats!!!!

Lisa V
16 years ago

Woohoo! Congratulations Linda! Old wives tales would say you are sicker because it’s a girl. More estrogen, more morning sickness.

jen
jen
16 years ago

yay! congrats!

i used to eat graham crackers and milk as a form of cereal. hahaha.

Kathi
Kathi
16 years ago

Congratulations!! You have a lot to be happy about these days!

Pickles & Dimes
16 years ago

Yay! Congrats to you and JB!

Erin
16 years ago

Glad you didn’t wait one more second to tell us! I’m very excited for you, CONGRATS! I hope it’s a great 9 months for you.

Riley as a big brother! Awesome.

Liz in Australia
Liz in Australia
16 years ago

Woohoo! Congratulations to you and JB, and to Riley on his impending Big Brotherness!

Michelle in Maryland
16 years ago

That is fantastic news! I am so excited for you!!

renmen
renmen
16 years ago

Yay!! I’m sooooooo happy for you! Be insanely happy you got into shape *before*, because trust me (says she who is 38 weeks and counting), those pounds you won’t have to lose afterwards or carry around during? Freaking priceless.

Anonymous
Anonymous
16 years ago

aaaaaaaaahh! i’m SO happy and excited for you, linda. i actually have a big ol’ cheesy tear in my eye. congratulations!

SJ
SJ
16 years ago

Yay! BIG congratulations to you and JB, and Riley too of course. I’m totally excited for you guys!

lisa
lisa
16 years ago

HOORAY!!!! That is awesome news!!!!! I only have seven weeks to go before #2 and let me tell you, it will FLY by!!! Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it!!!!!

And definitely keep up with the workouts for as long as you can —with modifications of course. It will make you feel better and make everything easier, including losing the baby weight.

Just my two cents. Again, CONGRATS!!!!!

Louise
Louise
16 years ago

I had terrible morning sickness, and then discovered I was carrying…twins! hmmmmmmmm Congratulations to all of you..

Nona
Nona
16 years ago

I’m damn happy for you. Zofram (?) is something you might ask your doc about if the morning sickness gets too bad…but WOOT for you! May I be the 73rd person to say congrats? !!!

backwaterblog
16 years ago

Alrighty then! Proud to have read your words for so long, and glad to hear this good news. Nice, Linda.

oregoncoastgirl
oregoncoastgirl
16 years ago

HOORAY! Congratulations!

Laura
16 years ago

YAY! Congratulations!

Jenny
Jenny
16 years ago

Congratulations! No, CONGRATULATIONSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

Jenny
16 years ago

Woo yay!

Maureen
Maureen
16 years ago

Huzzah! Such great news! I’m so happy for you, JB, and Riley.

Danell
16 years ago

ooooohhhhhsoooohappyforyou!!!! biggest internet style hugs! lots of those big foil balloons covered in duckies and pacifiers and a whole collection of big fluffy teddy bears with congratulations embroidered onto them for all of you! (and yessss…just when I was getting really jealous of your flat tummy! heh! )

honeybecke
honeybecke
16 years ago

AWESOME!
I am so happy for you and your happy family.
We had our second baby boy (Trevor!) last week and it’s wonderful all over again. Crazy, sleepy wonderful. :)
I can’t wait to read about your second pregnancy. I enjoyed every bit of mine and already miss it.

Haley
Haley
16 years ago

I’m SO EXCITED for you!!! …….a total stranger. I think even more excited about your baby than I was for my cousins baby. Congratulations to your expanding family!!! Can’t wait to read more.

Sara
16 years ago

Congratulations! So exciting.

Melissa
16 years ago

Much happiness to you & the growing family… YAY!

deanna
16 years ago

wonderful news. congrats!

laughing mommy
16 years ago

Oh Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

I simply cannot wait to read all the funny things I”m sure you will say about being pregnant while looking after a toddler, and also what you will have to say when you have two little ones at home.

Having two kids is so great. My 5 year old and 18 month old are just now starting to really enjoy playing together and it is the best thing ever. Wait until you hear Riley laugh with his little sibling for the first time. It will make all the hard work worth it.

Yay! Best wishes for a happy healthy pregnancy!

Jacqueline
16 years ago

Congrats!

Heather B.
16 years ago

Yay! Awesome and all that good stuff.

Mama Ritchie
16 years ago

Congrats! I heard on Oprah & Friends that lemons help morning sickness. It was from this cleverly titled book “Dr. Robert Greene’s Perfect Hormone Balance for Pregnancy: A Groundbreaking Plan for Having a Healthy Baby and Feeling Great”. Snappy title, eh? Anyway – congratulation – what wonderful news!

JMH
JMH
16 years ago

Congrats! Babies are lovely. Same thing happened to me with weight loss. When Baby #1 was about 18 months old, I lost a ton of weight, got in great shape and only got to enjoy it for .0007 seconds before I got pregnant with Baby #2. (I guess I looked really good..wink wink) Does Rielly know he is going to be a big brother? I’ll bet he looked suspicious when you told him :)

JMH
JMH
16 years ago

Sorry, I meant Riley. Can’t spell today!!

Meagan
Meagan
16 years ago

OMG! You’re not going to believe this, but I’m due on Valentine’s Day, too! I had been hoping one of the blogger’s I read regularly would get pregnant so I could follow them along during my own pregnancy. I hope I don’t sound like some stalker, crazy lady. Anyway, congratulations!

Jo
Jo
16 years ago

Yay! That’s awesome news, thanks for sharing :D

Alice
Alice
16 years ago

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie (The Yap)
16 years ago

Oh goody!!! We will get to read more Jimmy Leg entries! Hooray! Those were my favorite of all time!

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

sooboo
sooboo
16 years ago

Yay! Congratulations!

biodtl
16 years ago

Congratulations! I happy for you (and even a bit envious, though we don’t have plans for another). I had morning sickness so much worse with my second. If it gets too bad, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor. Toughing it out gets you nowhere. I’m excited to get to share your experiences again.

Trina
Trina
16 years ago

This is fabulous news! Congratulations!