Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wonderful Book!

I have been having a really hard time finding a pregnancy book I like.

I tried “What to Expect”, but it felt medical and intimidating. I only referred to that one if I am looking up a particular topic. I couldn’t really see myself reading it cover to cover.

I tried “Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy”. While I didn’t read the whole thing, I looked up a couple topics and hated everything I read. For example, I was trying to research how to choose an OB, and the author spent the majority of the section talking about how she chose a man because ‘she wasn’t feeling very sexy and thought at least it would be nice to have some man interested in her down there’ (or something like that). The book tries to be funny, but I found it wasn't my thing.

I had just about given up on finding a book, when I got a huge surprise one morning. Ryan noticed a package on our doorstep with that unmistakable “Amazon” smile on the side. I was confused because I didn’t remember ordering anything recently. Inside was this book:

It was from a new friend I met only a couple months ago. She loved this book during her pregnancy and thought I might like it as well. She was right; I LOVE it.

It is beautiful… wonderful pictures, valuable information, and set-up so that each day you get to learn about that specific time in your pregnancy. It is respectful, and it values pregnancy as the miracle it is. One of the best parts of my evening is looking at that day’s entry to see what is going on with little Beanie.

Thank you Gina for such a treasured gift. It came at the perfect time and was just what I needed!


Savannah said...

Sounds like a great book. I love how you described the box. I LOVE :)

Luna said...

I will have to look into that book. I love pregnancy books! Probably because one of my secret (not so secret now) is to be a doula or midwife. Anyway, I also like the Pregnancy Journal.

lmc5004 said...

We have this book too, I love it!!!!

A said...

wonderful recommendation! i actually thought the what to expect was one of the less intimidating (medically speaking) ones i picked up. there is one at target whose glut of info almost made me pass out. i am going to see about ordering this one, too!

Jessica said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy Michelle! Sounds like a great book. If you'd be interested in a new, faith-based pregnancy guide, I'd love to send you one. We're wanting to find out what Christian moms-to-be think of it. Especially those who have struggled with infertility and miscarriage. Check out our website and send me a message if you are interested.

Blessings to you for a perfect pregnancy!

Jessica @