When my sister got pregnant with my oldest niece, she was still living at home, so I got to witness all of her fun pregnant adventures. I was 10, and I was always “why are you throwing up so much, sissy?” and “why does your tummy look different, sissy?” and “why are you such a ball of irritable hormones, sissy?” For whatever reason, no one told me she was pregnant until she was pretty far along, so when I did find out, I felt like I had a lot of catching up to do if we were going to raise this baby right. My sister had gotten all of these books, the What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and all that, and I read them all. Every single one of them. Some of it didn’t really stick, because I was 10, but I got the gist of it all, and when my beautiful niece was born, I was like “hey baby, don’t you worry, because I got this.”
“I don’t even feel pregnant really,” Snooki, 24, told me earlier today while promoting the release of Gorilla Beach, her second—yes, second!—novel (out May 15) and her upcoming reality TV spinoff, Snooki & JWoww. “I’m just tired but pretty much it’s like I’m just growing a stomach.”
No weird cravings either. “My appetite’s not even like crazy,” Snooki said. “It’s still the same. I need to force myself to eat because sometimes I’m not hungry, but you have to feed the baby, too.”
Snooki announced in early March that she was not only pregnant with her first child with boyfriendJionni LaValle, 25, but the two were engaged to be married.
“We’re not even thinking about the wedding,” Snooki revealed. “We’re just trying to do one thing at a time. A wedding is very sacred and it’s time I’m going to get married and I want it to be special—why not have our baby in the wedding?”
The couple will find out the sex of the little one “very soon.”
“I’m probably going to have two baby showers,” Snooki said. “One will be a fun one for friends with mimosas so they can have fun and then another more private family baby shower.”
And then there’s the self-help book she’s hoping to publish. “I want to do a pregnancy book to talk to other girls, what they’re going to experience and all that,” she said. (What to Expect When You’re Expecting & GTL-ing, anyone?)
Will cameras be rolling on the actual birth? “Me and Jionni haven’t discussed it,” Snooki said. “It’s up to him too, so I’m not sure yet.”
Oh, wow. A self-help book from Snooki would be amazing enough all by itself, but footage of Snooki actually giving birth? I didn’t even think that was a possibility. Is the world ready for this? Can we even handle it?