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Parenting: read all about it

on May 6, 2014


There are so many sources of information on parenting aren’t there?  In paper, ebook, websites and forums (and quite possibly many more!)

From not feeling quite right but not being able to put our finger on it and therefore googling (reputable websites only!) symptoms, it soon became clear that we were indeed pregnant.  That strange metallic taste in my mouth (how utterly bizarre!), wretching after breakfast (and beyond!), over-whelming tiredness and the lusting after chips and milkshake!  Yes, we were pregnant and we were about to embark on a tumultuous journey into parenting.   Aside from the complications, we were excited as the next parents-to-be and we bought ourselves a little book in a charity shop.  We were yet to be over the 3 month hurdle and I didn’t dare buy it ‘just in case’, such was my worry at the time.

But once over that hurdle, I couldn’t wait to get that copy home.  The book was a week by week guide to how the foetus develops in your womb.  There were so many facts and figures, it really started to sink in just how incredible, how amazing, how miraculous life really is.

I can’t actually remember what the book was called now unfortunately.  But to a mum-to-be, it was well-thumbed and excitedly digested… well except in the mornings after breakfast, just before lunch and just before bedtime.  Dam you ‘morning’ sickness!

What about you?  What did you enjoy reading about when you were a parent-to-be?  Or what do you wish you hadn’t read?  Comment or tweet me.

Then hop over to The Reading Residence and Redpeffer for #TheThemeGame which is ‘parenting’ this week.

Join in!

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10 responses to “Parenting: read all about it

  1. mummytries says:

    I really enjoyed the Baby Whisperer, which I read while lying on a beach in India on my honeymoon (5 months pregnant). I still recommend it to anyone preg for the first time 🙂 #ThemeGame

  2. There was a book I enjoyed called ‘what to expect when you’re expecting’ which I found really helpful but it’s sister book about what to expect with your baby I found less helpful to be honest. And I read the opening page of a very well known parenting book and gave it to a charity shop as I really hated it! Thanks for sharing with #TheThemeGame

  3. Oh, I loved my ‘Pregnancy Bible’ when I was having Boo. I read it over and over and loved lots of pregnancy magazines, too. With Little Man, not so much! It whizzed by and I don’t think I picked up any pregnancy or parenting books then! Thanks for sharing with #TheThemegame x

  4. I read a few and honestly regret having read any of them. I enjoyed reading about the development during my pregnancy though and baby centre was good for me for that #thethemegame

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