Thursday, November 13, 2008

Positive Pregnancy Test.

No, not me!! This message is for those out there who are pregnant or know someone who is.

I had the opportunity recently to review a book called The Unexpected When You're Expecting. This is a hilarious spoof of the What To Expect books we are all so familiar with during pregnancy. It's written by parenting humorist & author Mary K. Moore, a former editor and writer for Cosmopolitan, Redbook and Marie Claire.



I laughed hysterically. I was grateful that I'm not pregnant. Haha! I was grateful that I've been blessed to experience pregnancy. I was reminded of those little details that no one likes to warn women about. It's a wonderful funny book and I know you'll enjoy it. A few of the topics covered are -

- Step away from the martini! YES, you really ARE pregnant!
- Saying “hello” to the breasts of a stripper and the bladder of a Shriner
- It’s not so bad having your kidneys used as punching bags!
- Hot celeb baby names (fruit or action verb?)
- Shower 411 (sippy cups are NOT meant to be used as flasks)
- Post-partum partying (say that 10 times fast!)
- Avoiding mommy wars (enter sound of cats hissing)
- 40 weeks of pregnancy/birth plans (your dreams = your doctor’s comic relief)

Now the fun part. I'm offering a free copy to one lucky reader!

To enter just leave a comment telling one of your (best or worst) pregnancy memories. If you haven't been pregnant, tell what you've noticed about pregnant women.
(if you'd like to share the word on your own blog, we'd love that!)
A winner will be selected at random on Friday, Nov. 21.

25 comments:

Brandon said...

Too funny!!

kpmattingly said...

Worst Pregnancy Memory: Throwing up almost EVERY single day while pregnant and being placed on bed rest.
Best Pregnancy Memory: Being able to feel my son kicking and moving around inside

Caitlin said...

That book sounds like a riot! I loved being pregnant. I think it's the best I ever felt. However, the best part was holding him right after he was born. That is the coolest feeling ever.

Blessed with Blue said...

That book sounds so good! LOL

My memory would be how strong Kasy was. I can remember sitting on the couch and him kicking up at my ribs so hard it physically threw me backwards. My husband used to laugh at me when he'd do it too but that hurts! LOL

Oh2122 said...

This is a hoot, and I can think of a dear friend who could use a laugh right now. She's VERY pregnant and has pretty much had every symptom in the book.

One of my favorite memories is from losing what little memory I had.

Hubby and I were heading out to Home Depot AGAIN for another something or other for our brand new (to us) house. I ran a check list in my head - phone, keys, gift card?

As we were standing in the checkout line, Hubby asked for the gift card. I opened my purse to dig for it only to find that I had remembered to grab the phone.

I'm pretty sure the chashier will never forget the pregnant chick holding the cordless home phone and laughing so hard she was crying.

and sew it begins... said...

I've never been pregnant but I have several friends who are, and one who is planning for it soon.

When my sister was pregnant she was so forgetful, I guess they call it Beta-brain. It was actually a little funny, though I'm pretty forgetful already so once I start a family there's no hope for me! :)

Double Dipped Sweets said...

When I was prego with my first, I worked in a Vet clinic. I was 7-8 mos along, and wearing scrub pants with an elastic waist. I was sitting at the computer, so the waist band was kind of digging into my tummy. All of a sudden the baby started pushing at the waistband! Pushing!!! I guess it was too tight!

The Perfect Trio said...

This book does sound like a HOOT!!

I don't really have a favorite moment...other than the birth itself of my three boys....but, I will say that my most favorite part of being pregnant is feeling that little someone bouncing around inside me! This baby I'm pregnant with now, McKinley, I tell you what...this kid is going to be a gymnist!!! She moves all over the place. Summersaults, back handsprings, front roll-overs....you name it, she's done it! I'm going to miss it when she's here....

Melissa
(you know where to find me!)

Cathe Holden said...

The WORST part of mine was being pregnant in the 90s. There were NO cute maternity clothes, anywhere! It was smock hell.

By the way, I'm waiting for the book with the SAME cover entitled
"What To Expect When You Look Like This and Aren’t Expecting".

Jamie said...

Haha, I have several pregnant friends right now that would love to get this book...hmmm! I may have to go buy it if I don't win. My favorite thing about being pregnant is knowing that there is a little person inside you moving around, etc...it's just amazing! Worst part is explaining to my 8 year old how babies are made and how they are born, haha.

...Tiffany... said...

Best part? Feeling my baby move for the first time.
Worst part? Feeling her jab me in the ribs every 4 minutes for the next 5 months.

SweetLollipopShop said...

I loved being pregnant, that is after the initial few months ...

I remember being pregnant with my eldest daughter, wow that's like so long ago now (*whispers* she's 18). I had horrendous morning sickness that was there one second and gone the next ...

One morning I thought it would be a wonderful idea to give in to the craving for a pot noodle - curry flavor ...

Bad bad idea ... no sooner was it down the shoot it came right back up ... all the way from the bedroom in a trail all the way through 3 rooms to the tiny little bathroom off the kitchen, where I freaked out showering the walls, floors, sink and everything in sight with regurgitated curried noodles ...

Don't you wish you'd never asked now?? ;)

Rosebud Collection said...

Just to let you know, I put my Fingerprint up..I laughed about this blog..My first girl, I craved T-bone steaks..It got so, when my husband walked into the grocery store, the butcher had a steak waiting for him.
She did weigh 9lbs..I swear it was all the protein I ate..

Christopher And Tia said...

This is a super fun giveaway!!

Ok, well since I'm 33 weeks pregnant right now, I've got about a billion best and worst moments floating to the top of my head, haha. Lately, the weirdest thing about pregnancy, is whenever my baby moves around, he causes my ribs to snap and pop. Its so loud that my husband and 2 year old daughter can hear it. It sounds like knuckles popping, in my stomach, and about 50 times a day. So gross, haha.

Caroline said...

Where do I begin? I'm still pregnant, so all my memories are quite fresh. :P

The best moments... that first positive test, hearing her heartbeat, feeling her squirming around, and seeing the joy on her daddy's face every time she kicks him. :)

The worst moments... random loss of bladder control (I'm told it doesn't get better), the first trimester nausea and exhaustion, feeling like a beached whale any time I try to do something as strenuous as turn over in bed...

Thankfully the best moments outweigh the worst by far.

miznyc said...

Best moment I can recall is one of those ultrasounds. It was the first time we saw our son move. First he turned his head and then he flipped from his back to his stomach. It was awesome. It was when the little life inside of me became more tangible.

My sister is pregnant and would probably enjoy this book. :D

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Gotta love a book with a sense of humor.

Love me some stripper boobs. Too bad they don't stick around...

Maiya Becker said...

My best pregnancy moment was when we saw the ultrasound. It became real at that point. I saw him sucking his thumb, he turned to look at us... it was amazing. Shortly there after I felt him move for the first time.

The worst pregnancy moment was have my sciatic nerve out of whack! I could hardly walk. It was sooo painful. Then one day, it just went away as if it never happened.

Aimee said...

Best pregnancy moment: having a waterbirth at home...very very empowering!

Worst pregnancy moment: constant reflux and burping!!

CB said...

My best pregnancy story:
8 months pregnant and the cable guy (who looks 16 yrs) comes to the house takes one look at me "Wow, your not going to go into labor are you?" "No! Install my 24 hours of Law & Order so I have something to do on best rest." Well 4 hours later the cable guy is still there and my water breaks. I casually go down and tell him he needs to leave. He freaks! "Don't worry lady, my sister just had a baby I know what to do." Me still trying to be calm "No, you just need to leave so I can go to the hospital." "But, all my stuff is out, I'm not suppose to leave a sight with out it hooked up." An hour later and a conversation (not so calmly) with his boss the young man left. Three hours later my daughter arrived at the hospital with her Dad, Grandmother and Grandfather there (no cable guy).

ThriftyDecorChick said...

I loooooved being pregnant, even though the bugger had me in labor for the last 12 weeks of pregnancy!! I just had to comment because I SO HATED the what to expect book. I read it for about 15 minutes, put it back on the shelf and never looked back. HATED it. I think it should be called What will go wrong and what to freak out about when you are expecting. Seriously.

Julie said...

my worst memory was having y water broken and my son getting stuck on my left side thus forcing me to have a c-section, but it wasn't as bad as everyone said and I recovered well, so that was a plus!

DaisyToad said...

My worst pregnancy memory would have to be with my first child I was a young mom and VERY tiny to begin with, I gained 65lbs and was 2 weeks overdue. At the grocery store on my due date I was buying some yogurt and a young stocker said 'oh wow when are you due?', I told him I was due that day, he continued by saying 'are you having twins?' when I said 'no', he continued AGAIN 'triplets?' as I shook my head 'no' he then went on to say 'you're having quadruplets?!'. I left without my yogurt and in tears. Stupid men, sometimes they just don't know when to shut up.

Lauren Horsley said...

What a fun giveaway and totally great book! This is now top on my list for baby shower gifts!

My sister is currently preggo and I'm sure she could use a little pick-me-up so if I win, I will be passing this along to her, though she'll have to pass it back when I've got another bun in the oven.

I think my best and worst pregnancy memories are pretty much run-of-the-mill - worst being the pre-epidural contractions that made me pray for death, and best being those first little inner kicks!

But by far the funniest was about a month before my 2nd baby's birth when I spent the day baking for my son's birthday party. I didn't have time to even glance in the mirror before guests arrived and so I was clueless to the fact that bottom half of my belly was covered in flour (the apron no longer fit) until a party goer finally reached over and gave my tummy a quick "brush off"!

Angela Morgan said...

Oh man, how did they put me on the cover of that without my permission??? LOL

I'm 33 weeks pregnant right now with my fourth child. This one is a strong little guy. Last week he kicked me so hard in my stomach that I threw up in my mouth a little bit. Ewww! That was definitely a first!

My best memory has to be with my first born. The doctor guided my hands to the baby as soon as his shoulders were visible and told me to push and pull. I pulled my baby out and as soon as I did he opened his eyes and we just stared at each other. There wasn't a dry eye in the room after that moment and my family that was present still talks about that 11 years later. It was perfect!

My sister is also pregnant and due in June so I would love to win this and pass it on to her also :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

Ang