Since my husband and I have been trying to have a baby I've received so many words of wisdom and books! My sister-in-law is extremely excited for us. They already have two beautiful little girls. Their first just turned three and their second is not yet one. My sister-in-law has tons of great, current, stories and advice to pass on. She also has MANY books! The other night she handed me a stack of books that I could barely carry!
These books ranged in topic from comic relief pregnancy books, how to get your baby to sleep and a couple of the what to expect when you are expecting series. Even before the beginning of our adventure into trying, I was curious about the Jenny McCarthy pregnancy books. Years ago, when she was on Singled Out, that great...but ever so cheesy MTV dating show, she made me laugh. I was tickled when I saw that Jenny's two pregnancy books were included in this stack.
I began reading the first one, Belly Laughs, on Saturday night and finished on Sunday night. A very easy read. I wouldn't say this is a must-read book for preparing for pregnancy....well actually....if you are totally stressed and in needed of a girl friend's perspective and a good chuckle then yes, you should read this book.
Jenny talks candidly about her experience (what else would you expect from Jenny). From those first feelings of nausea to feeling those first flutters of movement she brings you in and makes you feel excited and sometimes a bit scared to experience the miracle of pregnancy and birth. I think this book is great to read before reading all those sometimes stuffy and very clinical books that you will at one point find yourself reading. Just like a great talk with a friend, through her reading she lightens the mood and helps you let go and accept the many changes that will happen to your body and your moods!
Tonight I begin reading Baby Laughs!