Tuesday, October 14, 2008

this.is.happening...


Yep... that's right, folks... Noodle #2 is on it's way. I'm 14 1/2 weeks pregnant and expecting the new addition the second week of April -- one day after my 30th birthday to be exact! However, if this one has any of the same ideas as big brother, i.e. "get me outta here ASAP"... it may be more like March!

We're more than thrilled and can't wait to meet the new little one. We've yet to figure out a way of how to tell big brother, but I'm sure that will all come soon enough... or he'll just have to figure it out on his own! (I'm really toying with the idea of just bringing the baby home and telling him then -- probably not the best plan, however.)

some food for thought about #2 so far... (mmm.... food!):

1. I seriously forgot how much being pregnant and me do NOT get along. My husband did remember, however, and it's been his first real "I-told-you-so" moment of our marraige.

2. You have to be very creative when explaining to a 2-year-old what vomitting is. (Noah has found me hunched over the toilet on several occasions with quite a bewildered look on his face.)

3. This baby does NOT appreciate the smell of Chinese food coming through my bedroom window from my downstairs neighbors at 3am... neither does it appreciate most of the smells of NYC streets/subway system.

4. Trying to keep up with a toddler while pregnant is just a whole different ball game. (It makes breaking up middle school fights seem like a breeze!)

5. Figuring out the logistics of adding a second baby to our life in NYC might just be harder than getting through grad school.

I'm sure there will be more to come :)

14 comments:

LeolaniNYC said...

congratulations! how great for your family! noah will be a great big brother, he just has to be trained and he'll get how awesome it is!

Christina said...

I knew it... the long spaces between blogs is always a dead giveaway...! Congrats!

JessK said...

Hooray! My #2 is due the 3rd week of April! And I TOTALLY sympathize with you on numbers 1, 2, and 4 on your list.

Amy said...

Congrats, you guys! My favorite part about pregnancy was eating guacamole all the stinkin' time. Good luck getting through the sickness, that's the worst!

Marci said...

Congratulations! You're right about things getting trickier when you try to add kids to life in NY. Knowing you though, you'll manage just great!

Ellen said...

I'm so excited for you guys. Noah will be such a fun big brother. When you feel better, post his and your thoughts.

I miss you guys!

Spence said...

Cangrats! We are so excited for you! Don't worry about telling Noah right away. We told Hudson about me, but he still thinks it's spiderman in my tummy.

Spence said...

Cangrats! We are so excited for you! Don't worry about telling Noah right away. We told Hudson about me, but he still thinks it's spiderman in my tummy.

Jessica said...

Well it's about time!!!-but that's coming from me, please keep us updated, I'm happy for youJessie!

Amber and Mike said...

Finally the blog world knows that you're pregnant! I wish we could help babysit or do your dishes or make dinner while you barf in the toilet, but alas you guys aren't in Oregon (or we're not in Wash Heights). You could be though...

Malesa said...

Congratulations Jessica! I can watch Noah sometime so that you can take a nap if you need it. Just give me a call.

Jade said...

Jess - that is amazing!!!!

Mike, Jess and Elijah said...

Wee hoo!! Congratulations! Seems to be a very good looking noodle so far!

Sheridan said...

Yay!! I'm so happy for you guys! Congrats!