“We are going to be surprised. It’s more fun, you know? Make it into a game,” she joked Thursday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! However, the actress and fiancé Jacob Pechenik have found the biggest challenge is getting other people — like their ultrasound techs — to keep the secret.
“You’re like, ‘Don’t tell me, don’t tell me!’ The last time the technician [said], ‘Just so you know, I always use the pronoun he — it’s just my habit.’ She set it up because we were paranoid. Most people want to find out!”
Deschanel said it’s fun sharing this experience with the Bones star, but that pregnancy does have a few food-related downsides.
“You can’t have sushi. You can’t have cheese that tastes good,” she told host Jimmy Kimmel. “You can have a little bit [of coffee] but I would have four cups a day and now I can have half a cup, which is a joke. It’s a total joke! No alcohol, I miss that – I like wine.”
— Kelli Bender