• http://akilahsakai.blogspot.com Akilah Sakai

    ***”HOW YOU GONNA GET THAT BABY OUT?” she said with a concern that made it sound as if she remembered the exact moment her shoulders left my womb.***

    Ugh! My ovaries twitched when I read that and had a flashback of my labor experience.

  • Alicia Atencio

    Congrats to all! My prayers for your mental & physical health. I am so excited for you. Oh and Leta! That girl just cracks me up. She is hillarious times 20!

  • http://irishgumbo.blogspot.com IrishGumbo

    Hey, congratulations! And Leta sounds like she’s all ready.

    Seriously, though, how are you gonna get that baby out? Will elves be involved? I thought it was a stork or something…

  • Mackenzie

    A heartfelt congratulations to you and Jon! I actually broke my “no dooce at work” rule to see if you had told Leta yet:-) She’ll be a wonderful big sister, but I should warn her now that it’s a thankless job…but hilarious.

  • Tara

    I am so, so happy for you!

  • http://www.lieblingdesigns.net Jess

    Congrats again! But…uhm…that “magical elves” thing is going to bite you on the ass one day!

  • Katy

    Salvation. I just found out I am seven weeks along- and in hopes of distracting myself from my impending House Arrest of Motherhood- decided it was time to check up on my favorite Blogger. You too huh?
    My due date is July 1rst, My breasts are like plastic surgery huge and if someone three blocks away eats turkey I will puke for three hours. It’s going to be a happy thanksgiving. I’m terrified, I’m excited, I’m oh so sick to my stomach- But in a weird way I no longer feel alone. This may not be joining a support group or getting coffee- but at least i’m not alone.

  • http://www.skunkstripe.wordpress.com Megan in Munich

    :-) Just wait until that little sibling starts taking toys and showing up wearing her old onesies, or worse yet, her princess… anything. Congratulations.

  • Anonymous

    That is so wonderful, Heather!! SQUEEE!

  • http://whimoffate-nothing.blogspot.com/ Chessy

    Yesterday you made me a ‘Woo’ girl. Today you made me cry. Thanks. I am sooooo looking foward to reading about what happens next.

    Sending you some Internet Love, in the non-sexual way, to you and your growing family.

  • Anonymous

    you have a fetus in your belly!!

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    I am looking forward to all the photos and stories that I’m sure you will be sharing in the coming weeks and months. Good luck for it all.

  • http://www.husbandclothes.com Husband Clothes

    My four year-old asked if it would hurt when the baby comes out of my EAR!!!

    Love those big sibling questions and theories!

  • tori

    I JUST had this conversation with my husband’s four year old cousin. I almost fell on the floor when she looked at my stomach and screamed “HOW DID YOU GET A BABY IN THERE!?!”.

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  • Oatsy

    BUNKY! I love it! That’s my word of the month!

  • Anonymous

    Eww. Yeah, I am sure that weird, special needs freak child will do great w. a baby. She can’t even handle a dog. Are you planning on ending up in the looney bin again? LOLZ

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  • http://astrangeliferevisited.blogspot.com Karen

    AWESOME!!! You Go baby makin’ mama!

  • http://www.absentmindedhousewife.com/ Becky..Absent Minded Housewife

    I’m reminded of an episode of one of those precious birthing shows on Discovery Health. Mom and Dad were going to have a family birth and were sure that having their four year old child present would amount to perfect togetherness. At one point in the show this poor little boy got a view of Mom’s bunky which prompted him to add his panicked shrieks to her birthing screeches.

    But…they’d explained over and over what was happening to Mommy…the child should have known that it was little sister being squatted into the world and not a squishy form of the boogeyman, right?

    God I’m glad I’ve had a tubal. Congrats to you Heather!

  • Tara

    I am so, so happy for you!

  • Ciara

    I just got over baby fever and now I have a sneaking suspicion it’s about to kick into high gear. So please, for those of us who are on the fence about this, give us all the gory details. I want to hear about every ache and pain and inconvenient moment when you feel like you’re gonna puke so I can climb back down on the kid free side. I love ‘em, just not ready to completely change life as I know it :-)

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  • http://thedumasfam.blogspot.com Michelle

    Heather, Jon and Leta-Congratulations! Heather I have been reading your blog for about 6 months and love everything about it! I don’t have any advice for Leta asking about where the baby comes…I will just say that everything you say to Leta (that you share) is so priceless and witty I love it! You are such a great mom in such a real way! I could go on and on! God Bless and Congrats again! Can’t wait to hear all about the pregnancy!

  • http://willikat.blogspot.com willikat

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! So so so happy for you.

  • Anonymous

    By “bunky” I assume you infantilizing stay at home moms mean “vagina”.

  • http://www.theoddduckling.blogspot.com Kendall


    I can only imagine the questions she’s going to be asking.

    And I thought it was weird when my own asks when we would give a little sister.

  • http://www.jennifersthoughtsandstuff.com/blog/ Jennifer

    Congratulations! What an exciting time for you! I am addicted to your site, and am reading your archives from the begining, like a treasured book. I look forward to reading and sharing all the things that are yet to come!! Your experiences and your frank honesty have helped me to realize that I too have experienced some post-pardum depression and anxiety and have come to realize it is OK to admit I too need to get some professional help. I am at the point where I need to wean my baby to get the meds I need, and remembering what you wrote and how it helped you is giving me the strength I need to do what is best for me and my family! Thanks so much & again Congratulations!

  • Julie

    Congratulations! So what kind of Doritos are you craving? Internet, get the pregnant lady a fix!

  • http://liberalmormonthatcould.blogspot.com Lisa

    I dunno what the hell is wrong with the rest of y’all, but as far as I’m concerned, my mom only became pregnant with the help of magical elves ;)


  • Kate

    Awesome News. After reading the announcement a couple days ago I was immediately wondering how in the HELL you, “I high-fived her and chest-bumped her bosom with my own” in the previous post. LOVED today’s post. My youngest baby is turning one December 3rd and he just started walking today.


  • http://kissthebaby.blogspot.com/ r0ckaby3

    So happy for all of you! We have had some similar trying for baby #2 experiences and are also expecting a little one in June; just had our appt. too. Hang in there and congratulations mama!

  • Kiley

    congratulations, Heather and Jon! I’m sure the next several months with Leta are going to be quite interesting.

  • Lori H.

    Congratulations! Watching Leta become a sister is going to be almost as cool as watching her become a little person in her own right. She’s lucky she has Chuck around to explain it all…

  • http://fromnannytomom.blogspot.com sheryl

    My 4-year-old niece asked how I got the baby in my belly. I told her that her uncle and I put it there. She was satisfied with the answer, but I was nervous.

    She also insisted that the baby was going to be a girl, but we’re having a boy! She fine with it now, but not so much at first. She keeps talking about her cousin and is excited about the baby. I’m due March 29th.

    Congrats! And good luck.

  • bohica

    Don’t kids put everything into perspective for you? CHRISTMAS. There’s plenty of time for babies later.

    She’s so damned smart. I don’t actually ENVY you having to get her used to the idea. I had all boys and they didn’t seem to really care one way or another. It was just … “ok, there’s another one” (I had three). There really does seem to be a difference. Or maybe it’s because it was 20-25 years ago and we weren’t nearly as careful about their feelings then. We subscribed to the, “deal with it!” method of parenting!

    Oh, I can’t wait to follow this, as I have followed everything else that you have shared with us since your pregnancy with Leta: excitement, fear, happiness and the occasional tears. Good luck!

  • http://www.iambossy.com/ BOSSY

    Aunt Bossy thinks Leta has her priorities totally together.

  • http://www.suburbanmatron.com/ Becky

    Bunky!!!! Thanks for the new addition to my vocabulary!

    And sorry about the boobs but HOW EXCITING! Maybe Leta will get her wish, or maybe her world will REALLY get rocked.

  • Martha

    Ok, this is sick (but you might like it Heather)
    are you going to balance doocebabynumbertwo
    on Chuck?

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  • Emily

    Leta is a character, to say the least. I wish I possessed even half her wit…or maybe she just reads witty from my adult perspective. Whatever the case, I love reading your adventures in parenthood, guaranteed laughs with every post. Thanks for sharing~Congratulations on the pregnancy!

  • http://www.eleventwentyseven.com Christine


    I just love that.

    You guys are going to have so much fun with two children. I’m so excited for you!

  • http://www.goeverson.com snooze

    Congrats! DOOCE!

    As a “Number 2″ myself. I am tickled that Leta will have a younger sister or a bro. Siblings are hell… and siblings are great.



  • http://welovethriftstores.blogspot.com Jessica

    Woo hoo! Best wishes with everything.

  • http://www.pottymouthmama.blogspot.com lexi

    Congrats cats! Such great news. Leta always makes me laugh.

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  • http://www.Beverly-useyourwords.blogspot.com Beverly

    let me be the 297th congratulation scream. I cannot believe I am so happy for you three. It’s not like I will ever see you, or maybe I will. Kidding aside, so excited for you.

  • http://www.mylifewithlucas.blogspot.com Anna

    Leta, I’m excited about Christmas, too!

    And congrats on the new baby sister! ;-)

  • Erica

    Not to get too personal here, but are you going to post a picture of your ultrasound? I love those, they really bring it home for me :-) Congrats again!

  • babyhavinbabies

    congrats on your new addition. to avoid all the awkward questions i had my babies 12 months, a week and a day apart. so i didn’t do it on purpose, per se, but i guess that’s one of the benefits of having them superclose. some advice: wear long socks to avoid psycho middle of the night leg cramps aka. baby trying to jump ship through your calves. mine were worse with my second baby…