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  1. Well, that made me cry. Many, many congrats to you and Jason. As a newly initiated member of motherhood, I must say, it is fantastic. And you are going to be a great mom.

  2. Nancey

    wow, holy crap. Congratulations! wow. I really thought you might be pregnant with a book! If anyone could you certainly could.

    p.s. I love books but I love my Daughter more :)

  3. Megan

    Oh, Pamie! Congratulations.

    I’ve followed your website since TWOP days, and never commented, or Tweeted you, or anything (though you did answer my letter when I wrote to Sars’ Vine once), so it’s a little bit embarrassing how happy this makes me.

    Here’s to excitement, nerding out, and your child being as awesome as you.

  4. TARA ARMOV

    Man, giving birth to a book would’ve been way too icky to imagine, and that’s saying something! Glad you’re having a human baby instead! Congrats!

    I’ll drink your share of wine and coffee for you.

  5. Karen

    Congratulations! I have also be following you since the TWOP days, and I love your books, and I’m so psyched for you! I can’t wait to read your continuing adventures!

  6. Gina T.

    OMG!! Congratulations, Pamie!! I’ve been following you since Squishy and this is quite a life change!! But it sounds like you’re in love and (despite the occasional WTF!? moments) ready for it…and seriously, how awesome is that?? So happy for you guys!! :D

  7. JennyA

    Oh wow! Congratulations!!! As someone who has only recently come to the realization at the advanced age of 35 and for now at least firmly single that she would actually like children but is still absolutely terrified by the concept, I can’t imagine the emotions. But so, so many congratulations!

  8. Eliza

    HOORAY. Maybe your baby will grow up and star in a Step Up movie. I don’t know why my brain just went there, but it did. Congratulations. This is awesome.

  9. Aw, that’s so fantastic! Congratulations to both of you! I hope you’ll continue blogging through this next phase of your life. I love your take on things, and I’m sure parenting will be no different. :)

  10. Congratulations! Thrilled for you!

    My husband and I were married ten years before we had our son. I got pregnant on the first try. I also took to bed after the test showed up positive, crying my eyes out. I didn’t even have time to adjust to the idea of trying! It has been different and, at times, difficult. But oh, I love my boy. I am excited for you and Jason. I learned what a good good man I was married to after I had a baby.

  11. OMG PAMIE!!!!! Congratulations!!! I can’t type enough exclamation points!!!

    How is it that you have always – I swear for 10 years now – written about experiences that go so closely hand-in-hand with what I’m dealing with in my own personal life? With boys/cats/jobs… now the baby/whenbaby/fear thing. I haven’t taken the leap yet, but I too get the questions and the advice from my doctor. All the same stuff. Thank you so much for writing to eloquently (and funnily) about something that I’m sure many of us go through, and not enough people write about (at least, not that I’ve found).

    I’m so happy for you and Jason. Hooray!!!

  12. Lesley

    I cried when I listened to the podcast where you and your friends flew to Atlanta to see Bring It On: The Musical. That was a few months after I had a baby boy and a trip like that was something I wouldn’t be able to contemplate for a long time. The memory of that moment and that feeling has stayed with me and there are times when those feelings resurface. And while there are some things I won’t be doing now there are so many more wonderful things that have happened and will happen since my son was born – it’s truly, mind-bogglingly fantastic.

    Congratulations. You are going to be a wonderful mom.

  13. Bruce Lamesse

    Congratulations! Just remember, as you wrote in my book, “Love is a battlefield!” and I’m sure that extends to parenting, but I have no doubt you’re up for it. You were a Derby Doll, dammit!

  14. Eve

    Congratulations Pamie and Jason!!! I’ve been reading you for years, too, it’s so great to be able to follow along with the changes. And I will say my life is different after my child, but not worse, just a whole new world.

  15. so the FB page includes the picture of your pregnant-with-a-book peestick (I had never heard ‘get on the stick’ either, btw) so I had an idea what this was about before I read it, and then I read you were pregnant with a book and I was like “ooh another one already?” and then you started talking about actually trying for a human baby instead of a book baby and I was like “oh she’s just telling a funny story about how she decided to have a baby and AB Chao already named it or something” and then you said you love your life and I KNEW.

    Congratulations, Pamie and Jason, and I expect your little one to be in skates and kneepads before 12 months is up! ;)

  16. Clare

    Cheers to you and your family, Pamie! Have you explained to your books that there’s a new person joining the family, but that doesn’t mean that you love them any less?

  17. How wonderful and amazing it’s going to be (and already is).

    We had a baby in August and a baby in December and I remember both of those Christmases, just the quiet perfect moments where we could feel the new life was filling our home and our hearts.

    Of course, now it’s mostly noisy toys and high-pitched squeals instead of quiet, swaddled babies, but it’s still awesome.

    Love the moments that are coming.

  18. Kristen

    How awesome is it that you were pregnant with a book? It seems so appropriate! I got married in May 2 months before my 39th birthday. We started trying right away, since I knew it would take months, if we even could. BOOM, it happened immediately, and the baby is due in February! Perhaps my baby will someday read your baby’s recaps and novels (just like his mommy!).

  19. brandi

    Whoa! I did not see this coming!

    Congratulations, Pamie. We were together ten years before we had our first (almost a year ago). I had absolutely no idea what I was in for (still don’t), but it was been way more awesome than I imagined. I used to see it only in terms of what it would take away from my life. I was not prepared for how much that baby girl would bring to the table. I miss the freedom, for sure, but life as a family of three has been overwhelmingly sweet.

  20. Meg

    I’m another of the “have been reading your website for years and yeah, own all your books, too, but haven’t ever even commented on anything” club, but I had to this time. Congratulations! I hope that you’re feeling as well as can be expected (I’m pregnant with my first and am just settling into this wonder called the second trimester…it’s amazing to be able to eat without battling nausea).

    This is really, really great news.

  21. Krista

    Congratulations, Pamie!!

    I was just visiting an old friend I recently reconnected with and her new two month-old this afternoon. She asked me if I’d read any good books lately, and I said I thought the last thing I’d read was “a book by this woman who’s blog I’ve been following for years after I read her recaps of t.v. shows.” Turns out my friend read all your Gilmore Girls recaps too. :-)

  22. AH! Congratulations Pamie!! I’m so happy for you!

    My mom and I were reading your post at the same time and were both in suspense getting to the bottom to confirm. Your posts always make me smile and laugh out loud but this one was particularly exciting to read. You’re gonna do great!

  23. Valeri

    AHHH! Pam, congratulations! I have never been so happy and excited for the inner-workings of a virtual strangers reproductive system before! I, too, was relying on the whole, “It will take 6 months to a year and you’re not getting any younger, so…” method of birth control. I got pregnant the first month. I’m due in December, too.

    I hope you tell lots of pregnancy stories in the next few months and I hope they aren’t all of the “this is the most magical and meaningful time in my life” variety because, as far as I’m concerned, being pregnant sucks.

  24. Christine

    thanks for that….. I hear you loud and clear and I would have to think that most women if they are honest feel the way you do.

    xxoo

    congrats!

  25. Nichol

    Congrats to you both! I suspect that giving birth to a baby will be far less pointy than trying to shoot a book out of your lady parts.

  26. You are indeed going to be a great mom. Please don’t stop writing about anything, like, you know, Asian spas, or why you don’t need an agent, or Mom on the Orient Express. Just take the baby on the new adventures.

  27. Sheron

    Hi Pamie! I’m a longtime reader, living in Houston (I came to your Katy Books book-signing and took the picture of you and your sweet Mom) and I just wanted to send my warmest and best congratulations to you and Jason. I know you’ll be amazing parents!

  28. Pamie, I am so excited for you! SO, SO, SO excited. With all of your words of wisdom, and your outstanding sense of humor, you’re going to make a great mother. Congratulations!

  29. I just read and recommended your book to all my friends a couple weeks ago and this post makes me even happier for you! Congrats – you are right, everything is about to change, it’s amazing!

  30. Kimberly

    Congratulations! I’ve got two boys and was absolutely terrified of what I had got myself into both times – and it is hard, dont’ get me wrong – but the amount of play and laughter and just all around family-ness they have brought to my life is incalculable.

  31. Bethany

    Pamie,
    I’m another long-time lurker/admirer of you and AB, since way back in the Cute Dean days of the year 2000. Major, major congratulations and best wishes to you. This was a really lovely post.

  32. Leigh

    That is such wonderful news!! Almost 15 years ago I took a pregnancy test after nine months of trying and wanting and praying and begging God to PLEASE LET ME BE PREGNANT THIS TIME, and when I saw those two lines I still panicked and said the exact same thing you did: Holy Shit, what have we done?!

    Long story short: it’s been awesome, and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. It’s scary now, but it will be worth it.

    (In the interest of full disclosure, I should add that it will be worth it MOST OF THE TIME. Other times you will look at your 14-year-old and wonder if you can give her back.)

  33. Carrie Ann

    I’m due in four weeks, and probably should stop reading about baby stuff because this made me cry. I know you guys are over the moon about this now, but I can understand your initial reaction as well. My journey was a longer, sadder route, and I am so glad you didn’t have to go through that. Really excited to see what this baby does to your world and your writing! Congrats to you both.

  34. Meg

    Pamie! I am so excited for y’all! Another whole world full of “It’s not that scary” entries (I hope) (you know, I realized you haven’t done those in a while, but I miss them . . . ).

    As a mid-December baby, I strongly suggest keeping the holidays and the birthday as separate as possible.

  35. Lorraine

    I was eating dinner last night while catching up on news and happenings via my iPad. My husband looked up from his sports scores and asked with alarm, “Why are you crying?!” “Because Pamie is going to have a baby!” He was puzzled, but there is no way to explain my close relationship with Pamie of Pamie.com. The humor, wit and incisive observations over the years have been a delight to follow. Somehow, following Pamie.com doesn’t feel like a one-way communication. A baby! I’m so happy for you! The woman who is in touch with her Little Pam and who wrote ‘You Take It From Here’ is a going to make a great mom!

  36. i love all the comments. you are radiant and i can’t WAIT to read all the shit you fuck up, do wrong, do right, love, hate, enjoy and freak out about.

    i can’t wait to see the pic of your baby being held by your momma.

    i said it in person & i’m so happy i can say it publicly- CONGA-RATS!!!!! CONGRATS!! i’m so fucking excited for you. because even tho’ i never want kids, i think it’s awesome you are willing to jump into that pool for the rest of us. xoxo

  37. Heidi

    Congratulations and best wishes to you both and Cal! I love the part about not properly saying goodbye to liquor and sushi. Whatever are Hoda and Kathie Lee doing without you?

  38. Congratulations, of course. I look forward to reading how the mystery, madness and miracle all play out for you over the coming years, but I’d also like to thank you for breath stopping humor of this post in general and of the “Perhaps you’ve never been…” paragraph in particular.

    I found myself clawing my way through a giggling apoplexy reading each word of each sentence out loud to my wife.

    “Dear, God! Just hand me the phone. And stop wheezing like Ernie.”

    I really can’t say how much I appreciate what you’ve written here. Thanks.

  39. Elizabeth Kiker

    I go away for a couple of weeks and BAM the best most exciting most thrilling most scary most awesome news ever!! I know you are going to be a great mom and I am so excited for you two (and the great life, the perfect one, will be back before you know it — your best friend’s kid is almost ALL GROWN, and how long did that take? Like 1 week, right?!). Anyway. CONGRATS!

  40. Stacy @bklynstacy

    Who doesn’t love a good woah-I’m-pregnant story? And of course you just nailed it. And nailed him — or he nailed you? Just what is the correct subject-verb relationship to the verb “to nail” when speaking of sex?? And holy shit, the pregnant with a book thing is hilarious. I smell a totally awesome meme coming on. I think I’m pregnant with a bad fucking attitude. Trying to think what they icon for that would be. Middle finger? In any case, WOW HOLY SHIT HOW FUCKING GREAT! Enjoy the ride. The day you first feel your baby move around in your belly? For me, it was the closest I ever felt to infinity. (Guess that’s what the weird baby thing meant at the end of the movie 2001?) HUGS!

  41. My life — the one that really matters, that’s worth something, that I cherish and would defend at any cost and at any sacrifice — began the day I held my first born child. Everything that came before — all the wild tales and silly adventures and laughter and plausible deniability — is like barely remembered previews before what becomes your favorite movie.

    This is the feature attraction.

    Hugest congrats, MOM.

    B

  42. dgm

    Yay for you all! Way to get on the stick!

    Kids provide some great comedic material, so long as you’re willing to not take their bad moments personally. Parenting for me has been, hands down, da bomb (and one of mine is even a teenager).

    I wish I could pee on a stick and discover I’m having a book.

  43. I never, ever comment. But I’ve been reading you for many a moons. I’m just dropping by to say that I’m so very happy for you…and congratulations!

  44. Jessica Schilling

    Congrats, Pamie! I love that you were pregnant with a book first, so appropriate. And I’m excited for the adorable derby onesies that I’m sure you’ll get as baby shower gifts :)

  45. Damn it, I cam here to tell you you made me cry (actually to find your email so I can tell you in private, because I can’t find it in my files, so I think it’s on my old computer, which is not even remotely helpful), and you made me cry AGAIN. Congratulations, Pam. :) Both for your pregnancy and because I haven’t been out of my own head in about a million years and am also just now finding out about Jason. I know – I KNOW – that you will be an excellent mom. And that life will be very, very different. But that you won’t trade the new one for this one for anything in the world. xoxoxo

  46. Elissa

    Congratulations! Babies are awesome and amazing and exhausting and hilarious. You will have the best time. Hope you are feeling well as you expand!

  47. Vladimir Estragon

    I don’t believe it.

    How can a professional writer and pop culture princess with four published novels never have heard the expression “get on the stick?”

  48. Tracey

    Oh my gosh,Pam! This is so wonderful, congratulations! I went from too busy with an ill stepchild to too old to have a baby in what seemed like the blink of an eye, so kudos to you for knowing what you wanted and getting on the stick for it! I am so happy for you!

  49. Lisa D

    WOW! I am so happy for you and Jason. I am a long time reader and have been rooting for you the whole time :) I have often though about how much I love my life exactly how it is (w/o kids). I am not sure that will ever change, but you never know :) Congrats again!!

  50. Terry

    Best news ever! A thousand congratulations! I’m a new mom, and this has been an (albeit sleepless) amazing ride so far. Virtual baby shower? VIRTUAL BABY SHOWER!!

  51. jLo

    Many congratulations! I’m so happy for you and hope you’re feeling well.

    I could have written a story so similar to yours – we began blithely, expecting it to take years – and life as we knew it was over in an instant. If it helps, my son is now three months old and he’s really, really awesome. I do miss my old life but my new life is pretty freaking great.

  52. I remember reading your blog ages ago. Specifically, I remember me and a friend laughing until we peed over a story about paying a pizza guy with a tiny hand. But at some point I stopped reading Pamie and I don’t remember why; I probably got busy. I’M SORRY, PAMIE.

    Aaaaanyway, HERE IS THE REASON I’M HERE — I came back because of a Tumblr post about rolling around in semen. But the important part was this thought: “Holy shit, Pamie’s pregnant!” Because, holy shit, I’m pregnant, too! And yes, I was told the same damn thing, “Oh, well, advanced maternal age, blah blah blah, come see us if you’re not pregnant in 6 months.”

    We started trying in April. I was pregnant in May. Then I had a miscarriage in July and then I was pregnant AGAIN in August. And I am still pregnant. Heading into week 17.

    Which is just like what the hell? What about advanced maternal age? I was certain I’d be able to drink more through this process, but noooo, I got knocked up right away.

    At least I now know the birth control’s been working all along. Otherwise I would have probably had about ten kids in a row.

    Anyway, I’m happy for you and your family, and happy you’re entering the final stages, and best of luck and all that. I am now subscribed to your tumblr feed. Thank you for making me laugh.

  53. StephD

    Wow! Just wow!! I’ve been reading your blog for more than a decade now and although I’ve only commented once I feel as though I know you personally! Lately I’ve been checking in a couple of times a year to get caught up on all things Pamie. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am for you. It’s a scary, strange, exciting and fun time. You will fall in love harder than you ever thought possible. Enjoy the experience. I’m looking forward to reading your updates.

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