insanity, round two

I feel like such a HUGE! ANNOUNCEMENT! should have some big build-up, some sentimental prose, rambling on and on to give the event the treatment it deserves. But alas, I’m also EXHAUSTED BEYOND ALL COMPREHENSION, and a little queasy, and the energy it would take to compose such a paragraph would probably KILL ME. So I’m just gonna say it:

I’m pregnant!

So. There ya go! A bit anticlimactic but maybe it’s just me becausezzzzzzzzz…

Baby #2 should be arriving sometime in late September, which puts me at around 6 weeks at the moment. Yeah, I know it’s early and most people wait to share the new with the World, but I can’t keep a secret, you guys. I’ve been keeping this in for 2 weeks and I can’t TAKE IT ANYMORE! (I suck at keeping my own secrets.) I went to the doctor this morning, everything looks good so far. We’ll get to hear the woosh-woosh of the little bun’s heartbeat in a few more weeks.

Even with all the nausea and mind-numbing tiredness, we are obviously beyond thrilled. And seeing my daughter talk to my belly (“HI SISTER!” or “HI BRUDDER!”) is pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.


  1. Sarah

    February 3, 2010 1:48 pm


  2. Burgh Baby

    February 3, 2010 1:49 pm

    .-= Burgh Baby’s last blog post: It’s the Little Things That Make Me Happy =-.

  3. Jim Bainbridge

    February 3, 2010 1:50 pm

    So happy for the three of you!

  4. Beth in SF

    February 3, 2010 1:50 pm

    .-= Beth in SF’s last blog post: Full Contact Parenthood =-.

  5. Karen

    February 3, 2010 1:51 pm

    Oh my word! CONGRATS!

  6. TTG

    February 3, 2010 1:51 pm

    This is awesome news!!! Congrats!!! I’m so happy for you!!!

  7. AndreAnna

    February 3, 2010 1:53 pm

    .-= AndreAnna’s last blog post: iPhone Camera Gets Some Pay =-.

  8. Crystal

    February 3, 2010 1:53 pm

    YAY! Congratulations!!

  9. C @ Kid Things

    February 3, 2010 1:54 pm

    .-= C @ Kid Things’s last blog post: About Last Night =-.

  10. Beth910

    February 3, 2010 1:58 pm

    Oh! I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait for my own, but for now I get to play with and spoil everyone else’s :-D

  11. Kelly

    February 3, 2010 1:59 pm

    And *applause* for keeping the secret for 2 weeks! :)

  12. Laura

    February 3, 2010 2:00 pm

    Congratulations, Jen!! Yay! This is so much fun. :D
    .-= Laura’s last blog post: name that movie! =-.

  13. Hollee

    February 3, 2010 2:00 pm

    Congratulations! I always found it hard to keep the secret, too.

  14. Keely

    February 3, 2010 2:00 pm

    I just commented on fb, but I wanted to come over here and do it again. Great news! Congrats to all of you! Your little one is going to love being a big sister. And I could never keep a secret either, I spilled the beans as soon as I found out about Zoe and Finn. :)
    .-= Keely’s last blog post: Health Update =-.

  15. Andrea

    February 3, 2010 2:03 pm

    I’ll say it again, YAY! YAY! YAY! Congratulations! SO HAPPY for you guys! Good timing, too- pregnant, but not huge during the summer, enough time to recover before the holidays… You ARE a planner! :)
    .-= Andrea’s last blog post: B-isms =-.

  16. Cass

    February 3, 2010 2:10 pm

    That’s such exciting news!!!

  17. Athena

    February 3, 2010 2:12 pm

    Congratulations! Summer will be rough this year! August will be terrible! But September will be so wonderful! So happy for you guys!

  18. Stefanie

    February 3, 2010 2:12 pm

    Yeehaw! :) Conrats to you and Dan and of course Maggie! That’s so exciting.
    .-= Stefanie’s last blog post: Losing it: Week 5 =-.

  19. samantha jo campen

    February 3, 2010 2:14 pm

    I know it’s supposed to be about YOU right now, but I’m just glad I can finally talk about it! So thank you for spilling the beans :-)

    Congrats again a million times over!


  20. Randi

    February 3, 2010 2:15 pm

    Mazel Tov! That is wonderful news

  21. Caroline

    February 3, 2010 2:17 pm

    Congrats!! I’m so happy for you, that’s GREAT news!!
    .-= Caroline’s last blog post: mirime_tinuviel: Can’t believe it’s already been a month since I started this job! =-.

  22. Lizzie

    February 3, 2010 2:17 pm

    OMG Jen, huge congratulations!! Aaah how exciting!! Can’t wait to read all of your pregnancy posts :D

  23. red pen mama

    February 3, 2010 2:19 pm

    Congratulations! That is thrilling news.

    Two is, er, different. In very very good ways, and in some not so hot ways. Good luck!
    .-= red pen mama’s last blog post: Lost: LAX =-.

  24. JenniferC

    February 3, 2010 2:22 pm

    Whooohooo! Congratulations to you.

  25. Melissa

    February 3, 2010 2:26 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this so I could tell you again: CONGRATULATIONS!!! :)
    The double amount of insanity will be totally worth it. (Usually… lol.) We’re so very very happy for you, Dan, & Maggie! Lots of hugs! :)
    .-= Melissa’s last blog post: familiar surroundings =-.

  26. janet

    February 3, 2010 2:26 pm

    I know I just commented on fb but I wanted to come here to say Congrats! Very, very exciting (minus the sickness). And can you send some baby dust my way, seems like you have a good amount up there! haha
    .-= janet’s last blog post: love & hate friday, it’s back baby! =-.

  27. Allison

    February 3, 2010 2:33 pm

    Big, huge, congrats to you, Dan, and Maggie!

    And I totally had a sneaking suspicion last weekend ;)

    .-= Allison’s last blog post: The Darndest Things =-.

  28. Jenn

    February 3, 2010 2:54 pm

    .-= Jenn’s last blog post: What I’ve been up to (pictures) =-.

  29. Gina

    February 3, 2010 2:56 pm

    WHAT?! Oh my, Congrats!!!!! :-)
    .-= Gina’s last blog post: Calories & Me =-.

  30. Korinna

    February 3, 2010 2:56 pm

    .-= Korinna’s last blog post: In the A.M. =-.

  31. Jenn

    February 3, 2010 2:57 pm

    YAY!!! Two is twice the …fun! :)

  32. ClumberKim

    February 3, 2010 2:59 pm

    Yay!!! Two is hard, and amazing. I remember the mind-numbing tiredness of the first tri-mester with #2. It really does pass.
    .-= ClumberKim’s last blog post: we have a winner =-.

  33. Woy

    February 3, 2010 3:02 pm

    Congratulations to you and Dan! Wonderful news!
    .-= Woy’s last blog post: “God Love Him” =-.

  34. Julie

    February 3, 2010 3:09 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you! Enjoy every minute because it goes really fast the second time around! :)

  35. Sunshine

    February 3, 2010 3:15 pm

    Again, seriously excited for you! Congratulations!

  36. kate

    February 3, 2010 3:36 pm

    Congrats!! That is awesome news!

  37. Becky

    February 3, 2010 3:38 pm

    .-= Becky’s last blog post: All about the cat =-.

  38. Kris

    February 3, 2010 3:43 pm

    Wonderful news. Congratulations to you, Dan and Maggie! :) now go have a nap.

  39. Erika

    February 3, 2010 3:45 pm

    Yay! Congrats! : )

  40. SoMi's Nilsa

    February 3, 2010 3:45 pm

    Very exciting step your family is taking. Congrats!
    .-= SoMi’s Nilsa’s last blog post: Controversy =-.

  41. Katie

    February 3, 2010 4:19 pm

    Yay! Another adorable baby on the way! Congrats!! I can’t wait to read about your journey. :)

  42. Pocklock

    February 3, 2010 4:55 pm

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! I’m so excited for you! HOORAY! I can’t wait to read along.

    .-= Pocklock’s last blog post: The Christmas Post =-.

  43. the ambitious mrs

    February 3, 2010 5:01 pm

    Congratulations – the more the merrier!
    .-= the ambitious mrs’s last blog post: April Is… =-.

  44. Mel

    February 3, 2010 5:02 pm

    awesome awesome awesome! :D
    .-= Mel’s last blog post: Putting on the brakes…. =-.

  45. Dee

    February 3, 2010 5:29 pm

    Yay! Congratulations!
    .-= Dee’s last blog post: Little Reminders =-.

  46. Karen

    February 3, 2010 6:02 pm

    Congrats! How exciting. All the best for your pregnancy!
    .-= Karen’s last blog post: Give a little =-.

  47. Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for children

    February 3, 2010 6:34 pm

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

  48. bluzdude

    February 3, 2010 6:36 pm

    Congratulations, dear Jen!
    Maggie is going to be so happy to have a little sib!
    .-= bluzdude’s last blog post: Homeless Thoughts =-.

  49. sparkyd

    February 3, 2010 7:12 pm

    Yay! That is awesome and exciting! I don’t believe in waiting to share. Except at work. Or at least at my work. But you work for you, so cat’s out of the bag!

    Congrats again. Looking forward to reading all about it!

  50. TwinMamaTeb

    February 3, 2010 7:12 pm

    Whohoo! Congrats to you and your family!

  51. Winsome Lily

    February 3, 2010 7:35 pm

    Congratulations OMG! And I’m impressed…no way could I have held it in for 2 weeks. Yay!
    .-= Winsome Lily’s last blog post: A Calling =-.

  52. Lea

    February 3, 2010 8:34 pm

    Congrats to you!!!
    .-= Lea’s last blog post: Sometimes 2 Isn’t All Bad… =-.

  53. Sarah Wells

    February 3, 2010 9:02 pm

    So glad!! Congratulations! Can’t wait to find out if it’s a boy or girl!! Hope you feel better soon!
    .-= Sarah Wells’s last blog post: Good Question =-.

  54. Judi

    February 3, 2010 9:52 pm

    WHOOHOO!!! Hope you don’t get the same reaction Patty said about me when Sooz brought me home. “You can take her back now.”

  55. Jenn

    February 3, 2010 9:59 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I’m super excited for you!

  56. Jenn

    February 3, 2010 10:13 pm

    Congratulations! I’m super excited for you!

  57. becca

    February 3, 2010 11:31 pm

    I know I spammed your Facebook with excited nonsense, but I wanted to pop on here too and spam more. EXCITED NONSENSE!!! ANOTHER BABY!!! CAPS! CAPS! CAPS!
    Love to you all and the new addition. Such a blessing, such an awesome family.

  58. Amanda

    February 4, 2010 2:04 am

    .-= Amanda’s last blog post: Low Carbing =-.

  59. Amanda

    February 4, 2010 2:04 am

    PS. your new header is so delicious! SO DELICIOUS!
    .-= Amanda’s last blog post: Low Carbing =-.

  60. Barb - Scentsy Girl

    February 4, 2010 11:53 am

    Wowzers… Congrats girl!!!

    I’m pregnant with our 3rd right now… :)

  61. Candace

    February 4, 2010 2:31 pm

    Jen!!! I am sooo excited for you guys. Congratulations!! I am so bummed that I didn’t get on my computer last night to hear the news when it first came out lol
    .-= Candace’s last blog post: Diaper Change Torture – The Epic Battle =-.

  62. Dave

    February 4, 2010 4:01 pm

    Congrats again! It’s so tough to keep that secret when you’re so excited about it! We managed to hold it in for a bit before telling people about Zach, but I can’t remember how long. Rachel would probably remember. 4 weeks? 6 weeks? It felt like forever, but I know it wasn’t too long.

    Isn’t it fabulous, watching Maggie’s thoughts & reactions & behavior about it all? Abby was a doll, and she definitely loves her little brother now, too. We didn’t notice any regressions in her behavior, nor any jealousy or anything. (We are truly blessed. I hope you guys are, too!)

    One thing we did keep secret until after the birth was Zach’s name. We did that with Abby, too. The harder part with Zach was not saying it out loud around Abby, b/c you KNOW she would spill the beans if she knew it! :-)
    .-= Dave’s last blog post: The Cool House =-.

  63. Sara @ Belle Plaine

    February 4, 2010 4:27 pm

    Woot woot! Congrats to you!

  64. Camera Sleuth

    February 4, 2010 8:34 pm

    Congratulations on your second pregnancy! I’m sure Maggie will adjust beautifully to being an older sister. Make sure to take plenty of photos as your pregnancy progresses! :)

  65. Kate

    February 4, 2010 9:20 pm

    Congrats! That’s so exciting!

  66. Amanda

    February 4, 2010 11:29 pm

    Congrats! Life is always more fun with a sibling. Maggie is a lucky little girl :)

  67. Jen

    February 5, 2010 1:22 pm

    GIANT congratulations to you Jayesel!!!


  68. megan

    February 5, 2010 6:27 pm

    congratulations jen & dan!

  69. Steph

    February 11, 2010 2:21 am


    Congrats!!! I am TOTALLY IN THE HAPPY ZONE FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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