sweet readers, i wish i could put into words how much i LOVED this book or how perfect it's timing was in my life. in the dog days of the first trimester, when i never thought i'd get out of bed, ride in a car or shower with normalcy again, a dear friend (who's a young mother) sent me a recommendation to read "great with child."
on a whim, i ordered it & from the first page on, it became my saving grace. these absolutely touching letters from a mentor/mother figure/professor/mother to an expecting mother made me think about pregnancy & becoming a mom in a whole new light.
there are tons of great "reference" books out there -- they'll tell you which week your baby develops a pancreas and what to do when you have heartburn, but this book covers all the intangibles/unmedical things about becoming a mom. i'm going to read it again during my third trimester & know it will be my go-to-gift for every friend who is expecting. can't recommend it highly enough.
back tomorrow with the BEST book for dads-to-be! xo
p.s. if you're looking for a really good pregnancy book, my favorite has been "from the hips," which approaches every issue/decision with an open perspective, is balanced/informative & not overwhelming.