Baby Bumps: The Almost, Barely, Not-Quite-True Story of Pregnancy, Bed Rest and One Batshit Crazy Family

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From the author of the award-winning blog Snarky Mommy comes a book that will make every woman who has ever been pregnant pee with laughter (not that that's hard).

Wearing her highest heels and hottest pregnancy jeans, Amy Sprenger marched into her doctor's office, latte in hand, ready to finally see whether her baby was a boy or a girl. Sure, sure, this appointment was supposed to be about checking the health of the baby, but everyone who's ...

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Baby Bumps: The Almost, Barely, Not-Quite-True Story of Pregnancy, Bed Rest and One Batshit Crazy Family

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Overview

From the author of the award-winning blog Snarky Mommy comes a book that will make every woman who has ever been pregnant pee with laughter (not that that's hard).

Wearing her highest heels and hottest pregnancy jeans, Amy Sprenger marched into her doctor's office, latte in hand, ready to finally see whether her baby was a boy or a girl. Sure, sure, this appointment was supposed to be about checking the health of the baby, but everyone who's ever been there knows it's really about looking for what lays, or doesn't lay, between the legs.

So when the doctor tells her she has an incompetent cervix, Amy does what any woman would do. She becomes immediately offended. Is that a politically correct way of saying her cervix sucks? Unfortunately, as she's soon to learn, it's a lot more than that. The only way to keep that baby from falling out on the sidewalk (probably in front of Starbucks) is for her doctor to stitch her cervix closed and for Amy to stay in bed for the next four months.

Four months that are carefully detailed in this "memoir." A memoir that, while basically true, has been embellished with Amy's signature brand of humor and hilarity.

With more time off than a castoff contestant on "The Bachelor," Amy took pen to paper and settled in for the ride. But instead of sitting around eating bonbons, she's popping hypertension drugs to stave off preterm labor. And complications? Oh, she's got your complications. She's gut-rehabbing her house. Her mother moves in to care for her. Her husband takes a "mancation" while she's stuck in the hospital. And every time she has a contraction, she's convinced it's The Big One.

Living by the adage that laughter is the best medicine, Amy fumbles her way through a series of sometimes serious and usually embarrassing situations. And just to be clear, using a bedpan qualifies as both serious and embarrassing.

"Amy Sprenger's foray into factual fiction is a hilarious (and sometimes poignant) look at high-risk pregnancy from her view at the end of the bed. Sprenger offers a fresh and funny voice that readers will love!"
--New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster

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Editorial Reviews

Review - Maureen Lipinski
“Hilarious and fast-paced, this debut novel will keep you laughing for at least nine months.”
--Maureen Lipinski, author of A Bump in the Road and Not Ready for Mom Jeans
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937349448
  • Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 642,251
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Sprenger is the author of the award-winning blog SnarkyMommy.com, where she tells it like it is and isn't afraid to make fun of herself or her questionable parenting prowess. She has three kids under 6 and a penchant for getting herself into ridiculous situations. A former news and sports reporter, Amy lives with her husband and children in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. She often wonders why she doesn't have a live-in nanny, a closet full of Lululemon workout clothes and perfectly behaved children dressed head-to-toe in Ralph Lauren like all the other mommies in her 'hood. Then she remembers she hates those mommies.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    This is a funny story about a pregnancy filled with complication

    This is a funny story about a pregnancy filled with complications and ironic situations, but instead of crying about her plight, the main character, Annie, makes us laugh – both with her and at her. Annie and her husband, Jake, are in the middle of rehabbing their house when they find out unexpectedly that she has a serious problem with her pregnancy. While she’s on bed rest, Annie’s mom moves with them and her husband goes on a snowboarding trip (I would strangle my husband if he did this to me!). I won’t give away too much, but Annie eventually goes into labor and like the rest of the story, it’s not what you would expect. I thought this was a fun read and would recommend it to anyone who likes stories about pregnancy and motherhood.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    Fabulous read from a first time (but not last time) author! Thi

    Fabulous read from a first time (but not last time) author! This hilarious and mostly true story of pregnancy complications will have you laughing out loud - I read it in one sitting it was so good! A definite must for anyone who has been pregnant, is pregnant, or wants to get the real nitty gritty on high risk pregnancy in the funniest way possible! Don't miss!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    This is a must-read! I woke my husband as I laughed outloud read

    This is a must-read! I woke my husband as I laughed outloud reading this funny, fast-paced book late into the night. The dialogue is hilarious. I hope Amy Sprenger writes a sequel...I want to know how Annie, Jake, and that miracle baby, Jack, continue their crazy life.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Most selfish mother in history

    This book was disgusting. I have NEVER heard of a woman crowing about "what she did" when her child was born instead of asking if the baby was all right. This book was 110% about the selfish, shallow mother and 0.01% about the baby. With so many women desperately wanting a child, shame on this person for her incredibly selfish and self absorbed attitude. Deleting this piece of crap immediately.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Excellent, entertaining and hilarious!

    I highly enjoyed this book for start to end! It was a quick read that kept me laughing out loud. I had to stop and read several hysterical lines to my husband. Amy is a very talented writer and I can't wait to see what is next by her.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    I am currently going through a problem pregnancy and this hit ho

    I am currently going through a problem pregnancy and this hit home with me. Amy Sprenger manages to make something scary seem funny. This book was a great distraction during my own bedrest.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Great Read!!!

    What a great book! Laughed out loud at so many points along the way. :-)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Great book

    I never wanred to put it down. It made me laugh out loud several times. I can't wait for the next one!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Good read

    N\T

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Baby Bumps

    Get ready to laugh as you work your way through Annie's high risk pregnancy. As a mom who experienced every single challenge as she, minus the "incompetent cervix", I found myself reliving my last pregnancy 16 years ago. Her rendition was right on and she shared it in a entertaining and humerous way. Finishing the book today, (it is a rewarding short read), I too was wondering how her next two pregnancies progressed and what has happened since Jack entered the world. I checked out her blog and found it to be upbeat and entertaining as well. Annie - here is hoping that you break into the top B&N 100 list. Thanks for taking me down memory lane.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    I loved this book. I read it in one night and couldn't put it do

    I loved this book. I read it in one night and couldn't put it down. It was hilarious and snarky and all the things that you would expect after reading SnarkyMommy. This is my new go to gift for my pregnant friends, or my slutty friends who are soon to be pregnant :) This is a must read- except that it will scare the crap out of you when thinking about childbirth.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    Laugh out loud

    I've been reading the author's blog for quite a while now and I knew that I'd enjoy this book - I found myself having to explain to my husband why I was laughing. It was a great quick read and I hope there's more where this came from.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Read this book in two days and liked it. I went and looked up th

    Read this book in two days and liked it. I went and looked up the author’s blog after finishing the book and spent several hours laughing as I scrolled through her archives. Do yourself a favor and check out

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    I have been a fan of Amy’s blog for many years. As someone

    I have been a fan of Amy’s blog for many years. As someone who read about the pregnancy problems when they were happening, it made me laugh out loud to remember some of the crazier stuff. Amy does a great job bringing her voice to the story and making readers laugh.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    This fast, funny read is great for moms-to-be or new moms who li

    This fast, funny read is great for moms-to-be or new moms who like a good laugh about their now forgotten pregnancy trials.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Liked this book. Could have used more backstory, but it was a fu

    Liked this book. Could have used more backstory, but it was a fun read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    I have followed this author’s blog for a few months now an

    I have followed this author’s blog for a few months now and was so excited to finally get my hands on her book. Her book is as funny as her blog – which isn’t always the case when mom bloggers try to write books. Can’t wait for the next one!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    Who says chick lit is dead? Amy Sprenger’s “Baby Bum

    Who says chick lit is dead? Amy Sprenger’s “Baby Bumps” combines the humorous with the sad and manages to make stressful situations seem somehow lighthearted.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    Loved this fast-paced read. If you're about to be a mom (or even

    Loved this fast-paced read. If you're about to be a mom (or even if you're not), you should check it out.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    I followed SnarkMommy's blog for years and was so excited to fin

    I followed SnarkMommy's blog for years and was so excited to find this book available already. I stayed up late reading and wasn't disappointed!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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