November 2011

The Pregnancy Journal

One of the ways I get excited about having a new baby is to read up on the changes both the baby and my body go through on a daily basis.  It is so fascinating how a single cell division can, over just a few months, turn into the most amazing miracle anyone has ever experienced.  There are a lot of ways to keep track of how things are changing.  With this pregnancy, I have a little app on my Android phone that updates me every week on what changes are happening.  Apps are great, but a book I can touch and feel is even better.

A Look at Natural Birth Books

To me, natural birth is like saying “breast is best”.  The alternatives are the bad things, so why do we have to spin it the other way?  Before doctors and the food industry took over our childbirth and rearing practices, natural birth and breastfeeding were concepts we took for granted.  Now, we have to work hard to convince people that these “alternative” practices are the way to go.  If you are interested in natural birth, these books will offer some valuable insights and help guide you through your choices.

Funny Pregnancy Books to Brighten Your Day

As I near the end of this pregnancy, I reflect on how I’m not as young as I used to be.  Granted, it has only been four years since I had my first child, but it sure feels like things have gone downhill fast in the baby making department!  I have aches where I didn’t know I had parts, and I’m getting a little down about the remaining seven LONG weeks.  If you are finding pregnancy is getting a little tiresome, try cheering up with some lighthearted looks at the art of baby building.

Let's Panic About Babies!
This hysterical look at pregnancy and the many questions that accompany it will have you cracking up while it answers such questions as, “Did I just pee myself? (Yes.)” and “How do I make sure my baby loves me back? (Voodoo.).”