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!