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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Jem
Jem
16 years ago

Eeeeeeeeee congratulations!!!

Jem
Jem
16 years ago

PS oo, yay, Riley will be a big brother!

Amy / Girl's Life
16 years ago

Yay for you guys! Congrats! I will look forward to reading all about raising a toddler and a newborn since I’m thinking about making that crazy leap myself soon, too. Please do share all. Like I even need to say that.

Katja
16 years ago

So cool! Congratulations! I hope the baby gets here on my birthday (Feb 17th!!!) :-)

Jamie :)
Jamie :)
16 years ago

YAY!! Congratulations!!!

Naomi
Naomi
16 years ago

Yay for you!!! (((hugs))) And on the positive side for me, I’m hoping for more fodder for my antenatal classes. BTW is it too early to start running a book on sex and weight?

Rayne
16 years ago

That is fabulous!

tracey
tracey
16 years ago

yah!

Kym
Kym
16 years ago

I know you’re probably not even reading these any more, but just HAD to de-lurk to say CONGRATS!!! I have been rooting for you for weeks to get knocked up because I so loved reading your pregnancy entries with Riley.
I thought it would be awesome if we were kind of at the same stage (does that sound stalker-ish, sorry) but alas! I am due in December so not TOO far behind. Can’t wait to read all about this one too. Hope your m/s eases soon.

jen
jen
16 years ago

OH WOW! Congratulations! I already get so excited whenever you post a new entry, and I can’t wait to see what happens these next few months!

anna
anna
16 years ago

so cool……

Em
Em
16 years ago

Awwww….Yay! Congrats to you both! I love your blog, and love staying current on your lives via cyberspace. Looking forward to seeing you and the fam over the 4th! Congrats again.

Dawn
Dawn
16 years ago

Yay!!!! Congratulations— I’m so happy for you guys!!!

stan
stan
16 years ago

I just felt like shouting WHOOPEE! when I saw the title of this entry. I’m just another stalkerish-type person wondering why I was so thrilled to read your news. I guess it’s the quality of your writing makes us want to share in your good news this way. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Daren
16 years ago

Oh my God, CONGRATULATIONS! *Happy Dance*

Chloe
16 years ago

Yay for you guys! Congratulation!
I’m sure Cat will be DELIGHTED.

wn
wn
16 years ago

FANTASTIC…YAY….so how many weeks? (this enquirind mind wants to know)

Beth
16 years ago

Outstanding! Congratulations!

Dawn
16 years ago

Congratulations!

Eric's Mommy
Eric's Mommy
16 years ago

Congrats!

thejunebug
thejunebug
16 years ago

CONGRATS LINDA & JB!!

Ohmigod, I started squeeing here at work- that’s so fabulous. :) I’m ridiculously excited to hear your ridiculously exciting news!

My husband is very excited, too. :) He wants to read your entries this time around.

That’s so wonderful. Congratulations, love.

thejunebug
thejunebug
16 years ago

Oh and also…. BELLY PICS! Starting now please. :) Show off that flat hot-mama belly!

Ter
Ter
16 years ago

Congrats!!

Claire
16 years ago

Sweet! When I found your site I had just gotten pregnant and I loved reading your archives of when you were pregnant with Riley. Uh-oh, I guess that means I have high hopes for this blog in the next 9 months! Heh heh, just kidding. Congrats!

C
C
16 years ago

That’s so awesome! Congratulations! You and JB make cute kids together.

Paula
Paula
16 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS!

Becky
Becky
16 years ago

I am so happy for you and JB and Riley!

Congratulations!

bethy
bethy
16 years ago

AHHH! Linda!!! So excited for you, JB & Riley!!! You guys are going to be great parents to two.

On a totally selfish level – I can’t wait to experience all this right along with you! I just found out that my husband and I are expecting #1, due at the end of February. SO CAN’T WAIT!! I will see delicious new baby photos from you just as I’m waiting to (gulp) deliver.

Much love!!

Kaire
Kaire
16 years ago

Way to go on getting knocked up! I’m snuggling into my chair and just anticipating future entries :) Woo hoo! Congrats!

Keri
Keri
16 years ago

Yay! Congratulations. I can’t wait to hear all the stories.

Hulda
Hulda
16 years ago

Congratulations!
I am also pregnant, due in November, and I was diagnosed with hyperemesis, emesis means vomit, you do the linguistics on that one.
So everytime anyone would congratulate me I would snap back ‘congratulations on what, vomiting six times an hour? thanx!’
Hope your nausea goes away really really quickly.

Kristin
Kristin
16 years ago

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! The second time around was easier in every way, for me.

Ruth
Ruth
16 years ago

Congratulations!

eve
eve
16 years ago

I’m delurking to say congratulations! Hopefully you don’t get tired of hearing how inspiring you are- your super-smokin’ weight loss photos have motivated me to improve my eating habits and get off my butt. Best wishes for an easy pregnancy!

Christine
Christine
16 years ago

Whooo HOOOOOOOO!!!! Congrats! I am so happy for you and JB!

Sending you healthy thoughs and happy pregancy vibes all around…

emily
emily
16 years ago

Congratualions! Yahoooo!

stephanie brown
stephanie brown
16 years ago

i am so excited to hear of the secondtopus! it was great watching the first go round and i’m certain this time around will be too! :)

Jessie
16 years ago

Congratulations! I was thinking of posting a “why not pregnant yet?” post on my own site today, and now maybe I should, since the universe likes to award me with that kind of comedic timing as well.

Anyway, that is such great news and I am very excited for you! Can’t wait to hear how telling Riley the news goes.

Jane
16 years ago

That’s great news! Well done team. I suspect this is why Riley is perfecting War Face – he’s preparing for the arrival of the competition…

Christina
16 years ago

Holy crap along with the other 359839028056 posts – Congrats!

megan
megan
16 years ago

Congratulations! Wooooooooooooooo!

Laurie
16 years ago

Ohhh! I am so happy for you all!! Best wishes! (Oh and I am on my second and everything just pops and feels tighter sooner. That is my reasoning and I am sticking to it!).

Lisa
Lisa
16 years ago

YAY!!!!

Jill
Jill
16 years ago

I got a big smile on my face when I read this title. I found you fairly recently & love reading your entries about Riley. I can relate to so many of them since my late February born daughter seems so similar to him.
A big congrats to you, JB & Riley.

Amy
Amy
16 years ago

so happy for you guys! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carrie
16 years ago

Congratulations!! A second suctopus!! Best wishes!

Robbi
Robbi
16 years ago

BIG congrats!!

diane
diane
16 years ago

such fantastic news!! Congratulations! Another little bundle of joy for Riley to teach the art of suspiciousness to!

fuzzy
16 years ago

Congrats! Welcome to the club… my waistline expanded MUCH faster this time. I was worried about twins, but there’s just one in there. Guess it’s just that everything’s already stretched out and knows what to do this time around.

So… hoping for a boy or girl? What does JB want?

M.A.
16 years ago

EXCELLENT news! I’m so happy for you and JB! Please do the tummy pics again — that will give you another comparison of your buff boss new bod! I’m sure someone has said it, but I’m too lazy to scroll — I have heard that mornging sickness is an indication of a healthy baby! I hope it passes soon, but if that’s any consolation… (Can I hope it’s a girl? Because then that would just be too perfect — Big Brother Riley and little sister… Rilette?) Please try to avoid fruit names, as tempting as Pomegranate may be…. (just sayin’) BOOYA!