i have to agree with leikela. i like to be told how it is too and i dont view what to expect when ur expecting harsh either. its to the point and just lays it out on the line for you. my best friend gave it to me and im very thankful for it
Lol, Perhaps harsh was the wrong word. Bland? It just lacked something for me. I prefer not to pull out and read the encyclopedia, and that's how it felt. I'll agree it's to the point and nothing more, but the other books dont sugarcoat things either, they just had a different way of describing and I found them a bit more up to date withnew information.
I still pull out that one sometimes but it hasn't answered a thing my others ones haven't.
I read "What to Expect" with my son and I have it with this one too (my OB office gives it out with their Pregnancy packages). I have a book my SIL gave me that is from the Mayo Clinic. It is good, it kind of skims through each month but then goes into detail on specific questions people have/ problems you may encounter. It is more of a reference guide than a book to read cover to cover.
I haven't read any pregnancy books this time around for some reason. Uh oh, second baby is already getting the shaft. I should read some again b/c I'm definitely not all knowing and can't remember much from the first time around.
On a good note, I have felt a few little movements that I think are the baby lately. Just a couple here and there, feels like someone flicking my stomach lightly. Can't wait until I know for sure and feel them more often. That was my favorite part with DS (along with the hiccuping for a time) Has anyone else started feeling the movements?
CharlieKeys you don't have to leave unless you want to! By the time we all have our babies there will be babies born in September, October and November!!! Please stay (unless we smell )
Annabelle I've been feeling flutterings for a couple of weeks now, only if I am lying still and paying attention but definitely baby moving in there!!! It's starting to become real for me, I've been a bit in denial given the small age gap we're going to have.
As for baby book reading I've not read anything this time. My favourite books last time was Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth and Marie Mongan's Hypnobirthing book. Current fave parenting book is Mayim Bialik's Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way . Not really mainstream reading
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