I had never babysat, never hung around children, and I changed my first diaper almost exactly 1 year before I got pregnant. Not many of my friends were having kids yet - in fact, my college roommate was pretty much it, and she was the one who let me haphazardly try to change her baby's soiled laundry, which clearly shows her level of confusion was on par with mine.
Flash forward to now. I am still pretty clueless, but at least I care a whole lot less.
Don't get me wrong. I love that little bugger more now than ever. It just don't sweat the small stuff as much. Granted, it's easier to not sweat it when they can feed, dress, and bathe themselves, AND I am sure I will be just as OCD over college applications when the time comes... Point being, I wish I'd had something like Alice and Eden's book to balance out the hysteria when *I* was pregnant.
Let's Panic About Babies is sarcastic, it's funny, it's hip - and it taught my son what a Trapper Keeper was when he flipped through those pages himself. (Which I really don't advise. My husband walked in on Declan reading the part about skinny teenage girls being irresponsible sluts* and threw the book at my head.**)
Would you like to check it out, too?
I have THREE copies of LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES to give away.
You must be in the US or Canada - sorry Ukrainian preggos - and must be willing to give me your snail mail address. You also must be willing to comment on this post, because, duh, how else would I know you want the book?
I will pick 3 random winners this Friday!
So tell me, what are YOUR funniest moments from pregnancy or motherhood?
Blogger disclaimer: I received a review copy of the book for free, but of course I am an idiot and forgot that I had pre-ordered the book myself, and that one is on its way too. Good news, Alice and Eden! One for EACH of you to sign!