Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Enlightening Book:

So obviously I've got a lot of time on my hands with not having a job, or classes to go to and whatnot. So as a way to relieve the stress of pregnancy and give me something to do during the day, I've turned to reading. Reading everything, from news articles online, to magazines, to the Trueblood series and the list goes on. However, amongst those, I've been reading several pregnancy books as well, such as one that my mother in law got me at a garage sale, that counts the process of development week by week. That one is pretty neat, but each week is only like 2-3 pages long, and about 50% of the those don't apply to me because it's discussing if you've got certain medical issues that don't concern me. Another I've been reading as each week passes is What to Expect When You're Expecting. This one is pretty decent, and again, is a little helpful. Additionally, I have several sites that I check with each week as well. However, in my search for new reading material, I came across a book by Jenny McCarthy, who I've always enjoyed her brute honesty and inappropriateness anyway. Today I picked it up from the library, and just started it about 20 minutes ago, and am through 4 or 5 chapters already, and all I can say is, WHERE WAS THIS THE WHOLE TIME? It is everything that I've been wanting and asking for. Women in general tend to lie and sugarcoat pregnancy. I am here to tell you, it sucks. Plain and simple, it's been an awful ride for me. And finally I have found a book that is not only super entertaining, albeit a little too blunt for some folks, but 100% honest. She gets down and dirty about it all, and I really appreciate it. So for any of you newly expecting mothers, I highly, highly suggest reading this for a more realistic approach to pregnancy. It's called Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth. Get it now!

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