For Deschanel, this is the role of a lifetime. We're positive she's going to be an amazing mother – here are six reasons why. The happy result of a whirlwind romance with producer Jacob Pechenik, Deschanel, 34, is "over the moon," she revealed to PEOPLE in an exclusive statement Tuesday. "We are so excited to meet our little one."
Her Sister, Emily, Will Be There to Provide Tips
Zooey isn't the only wide-eyed Deschanel with a bun in her oven. In December, sister Emily announced that she is expecting her second child with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor and writer David Hornsby. The sisters will be able to commiserate over their swollen ankles together, while Zooey's experience as an aunt to 3-year-old Henry has left her well-prepared to navigate motherhood. Not only does Deschanel sing the catchy theme to New Girl, but she's also in a band – She & Him – with singer-songwriter M. Ward. The dulcet sounds of lighthearted indie pop would make for the perfect lullabies.
On the blog she co-founded, HelloGiggles, Deschanel used to post "Crafternoon" ideas, where she would walk her readers through fun crafts. Once your child can reliably operate needle and thread, a glue gun and a pair of knitting needles, what better bonding time is there?
Her New Girl Character Is an Elementary School Teacher Reasons Why Zooey Deschanel Will be a Great Mom| Babies, New Girl, TV News, Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel (as Jessica Day) on New Girl
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While art doesn't always imitate life, her New Girl character, Jessica Day, is an elementary school teacher and genuinely loves her work. We're inclined to think there's some method acting involved, because no one is that good at pretending to love children.