Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Oh, yeah, by the way, I'm pregnant.


 I realized somewhere along the way that I've neglected to do a post about baby #2. And obviously after around 13 weeks it wasn't because it was a secret. And now I'm sure everyone reading this already knows. So it was just pure laziness. But here it goes!

We are (or, let's be honest, I am) 16 weeks pregnant with baby #2. I was pretty sure that I was pregnant so the morning that I took the test, I had a shirt for Jack all ready. "Soon to be Big Brother" Jack awoke at his normal ridiculous 5:30am time and I got him up and threw the shirt on him. Then we killed some time on the counter as usual until it was time to wake up daddy.

Jack bounded into the bedroom and climbed up on the bed and asked John to read him a book. John, not wearing his glasses, was completely oblivious to the shirt.


Like, seriously, oblivious.  He thought he was just having a nice read with his son.

But I gently nudged him to get his glasses and then he figured it out.  He was pretty darn surprised.  But Jack wouldn't let him stop reading.

I have to say that my immediate reaction to the positive test was quite a spectrum of emotion.  First shock, then happiness, then sadness that Jack's entire existence was gonna change, and then just complete fear about having a newborn and a toddler.  And going back to no sleep.  And spit up.  And bouncing on a ball.  Sigh.  But, I eventually bounced back to being excited.  

So far this pregnancy has been a bit different than with Jack.  I mean, the basic fact is that I have to take care of a toddler during the day so obviously I don't get to sit at a desk all day like last time and have snacks at my disposal and sleep in.  But I did feel like I was more sick.  But maybe that's just because memory fades over time.  The shock of having my belly pop up at like EIGHT weeks hasn't worn off though.  With Jack, I didn't switch to maternity pants until 20 weeks.  Didn't even tell anyone at work until then.  Wow.  It couldn't be more opposite this time.  I had to switch to maternity pants at like 10 weeks and, currently, at 16 weeks I would gather I look the same as I did at 26 weeks last time.  Oh well.  I guess that's how these things work out.  Looking forward to being as big as a whale in the 100 degree Burbank summer.  

And did I mention we're having another boy?  I'm excited for Jack to have a brother even though he told us he wanted a sister.  Sorry Jack, you can't always get what you want.  Let this be a life lesson for you.  It does make it easier since we have all the boy clothes, and boy toys, and sort of know what to do with a boy.  

So, there it is.  We are due November 19th.  Right before Thanksgiving.  Definitely something to be thankful for.  :)


  1. HOORAY!!!

    I love everything about this post! The story about waking John up with the shirt is so great :)

    As you know, I don't think memory fades over time. Not like that, anyway. I've definitely felt objectively worse with each pregnancy. And when did I start wearing maternity pants? 5 weeks. Why not? All pants should have an elastic waist. You've been looking great, Lisa! I'm so excited for all of you!

  2. Congrats! ME too! I'm 11 weeks. I had to wear maternity WAY earlier this time too. So exciting. Best of luck on your pregnancy.

  3. How exciting! Congrats, Lisa!!! :)

  4. i love this post too! so happy for you all. and big agree that all pants should have an elastic waist! i just googled "victorian maternity clothes" (can you imagine?) and came up with this, W T F.


  5. "Maternity corset" - EGADS. Mia's dress from Rosemary's Baby is very cute, though.

  6. Congrats, Lisa! Two boys are great and it is a lot easier to already have the same clothes and toys. I was WAY more sick with little guy #2. Enough so that I still can't believe I made it through those 16 weeks! I look forward to watching both your boys grow here.

  7. How on earth did I not see this very important post title in my reader?? Ahhh I am so sorry I have not gotten over here to say congratulations to you!! You must think I had forgotten about you :( I am so ecstatic for you guys, you make cute babies so it was about time you had another one!!! Lol
    It is funny how everything can be so very different with each pregnancy, but I am sure you look beautiful as always... xoxo