"I have to tell you, this whole terrible twos thing I think is nonsense. This is my favorite age so far, and to be honest, if I could freeze him at 2½, I would," she says.

November 21, 2013 09:00 AM

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Rachel Zoe is preparing for baby No. 2, but in many ways it feels like a completely new experience.

“It’s way different. It’s all different,” the fashion stylist, 42, told PEOPLE of her second pregnancy at The Zoe Report relaunch dinner, hosted by Fiji Water, on Wednesday in Hollywood.

But at least among her friends, that’s the fashionable way to do it.

“I’ve heard that from everyone. I have a lot of pregnant friends right now, and all of their pregnancies are different — second, third whatever it is,” she says.

One thing is the same, though: Zoe — already mom to 2½-year-old son Skyler Morrison — has once again lost her taste for sweets, which is a mixed blessing.

“[I feel] lucky, but also I feel kind of gypped,” she jokes. “What happened? Same thing with Sky … what’s the deal?”

Speaking of Skyler, he’s doing fabulously. “I have to tell you, I think this whole terrible twos thing is nonsense. This is my favorite age so far, and to be honest, if I could freeze him at 2½, I would,” she says.

“He has this whole personality and a tremendous vocabulary. He says the most incredible things. We’re blown away by him every single day. He’s in preschool. It’s the cutest thing in the whole world.”

Also cute: husband Rodger Berman‘s bond with Skyler. “[He’s] very, very, very hands on,” says Zoe. “He loves being a daddy.”

Easing the balance of being pregnant and having a toddler is the couple’s almost completely stress-free marriage.

“Rodger’s the easiest thing in my life. He always has been,” she says. “We’ve been together for 22 years, been married for 15 … Everyone’s always like, ‘Isn’t marriage hard?’ And Rodger and I always laugh.”

She continues, “We don’t work at it. It just is. We’re best friends. We’re business partners. We’re madly in love with each other. We have an incredibly happy family, so I feel very blessed.”

–Tim Nudd with reporting by Mariah Haas

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