Lisa Ling Admits She’s Not Ready for Second Child: ‘I Am Utterly Stressed’
Lisa Ling is not ready for her second child.
At Step Up’s 2016 Inspiration Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Friday, the 42-year-old journalist admitted to PEOPLE she’s bypassed the nesting phase.
“I am utterly stressed,” the This Is Life star said. “We are totally unprepared. I’m terrified!”
Glowing in a white silk sundress with a black blazer, Ling revealed, “I’m not one of those women who loves being pregnant. And having a toddler at home has made it a lot more difficult.”
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While Ling may not be ready, her 3-year-old daughter Jett can’t wait for her sibling to arrive.
“My daughter is really excited,” Ling said. “She’s at an age now where I think she gets it. She’s willing to share. Really, this is a gift to her, because I actually am really happy with one child.”
Ling and husband Paul Song, 50, revealed they were expecting their second child back in December. And while she may feel nervous, Ling does recognize her good fortune — especially after suffering a miscarriage in 2010.
“I do feel blessed. I was never that woman that wanted to have biological kids ever. And when I finally did decide, it was not an easy journey. But I just feel very lucky that we’ve been able to conceive two kids,” she explained.
Ling also feels excited to take some time off of her CNN show. “Overall, I feel pretty lucky. I just stopped working last week so I’ve been lucky in that regard.”
“I’m wearing high heels!” she added, “I’m wearing really high heels!”
— Danielle Garlock