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Now, Heather shares, with biting wit and unrelenting honesty, all the other minor details of pregnancy and motherhood that no one cares to ...
Now, Heather shares, with biting wit and unrelenting honesty, all the other minor details of pregnancy and motherhood that no one cares to mention—like anxiety, constipation, and postpartum depression. There are lonely days, sleepless nights, and endless screaming. There’s the boredom that comes with caring for someone whose primary means of communication is through her bowels. And there’s the heart-swelling joy and utterly irresistible and totally redeemable fresh baby smell that makes it all worthwhile..
It Sucked and Then I Cried is a brave cautionary tale about crossing over that invisible line to the other side (the parenting side), where everything changes, and it can get pretty unpleasant. But more importantly, it’s a celebration of a love so big it threatens to make your heart explode. .
1 Let the Anxiety Commence 1
2 How to Exploit an Unborn Baby 22
3 A Twenty-pound Basketball With Legs and Arms 33
4 Dressing Like a Concubine in Humpty Dumpty's Harem 46
5 Labor to the Tune of Janet Jackson's Nipple 63
6 You Have to Peed the Baby ... Through Your Boobs 81
7 Sympathy for the World 95
8 It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Pokes Their Eye Out With a Baby 101
9 The Dive That Turned Into a Belly Flop 122
10 Your Biological Clock Is a Dumbass 135
11 Other Mothers: Your Harshest Critics 153
12 Trusting the Wisdom of a Dog 165
13 Finally, Proof That I Was in the Room When She Was Conceived 180
14 Heather, Interrupted 190
15 Her Screamness Who Screams a Lot Every Day With the Screaming 201
16 If Your Wife Is Pregnant, You Might Want to Skip This One 210
17 My Arms Spread Completely Wide 223
18 I Never Thought I Would Become This Woman 243
Posted July 16, 2011
Just finished reading this book and I thought it was both realistic and completely hilarious. I have 3 children and found this book to be a detailed and accurate account of what is is really like to have a baby. It's not the warm and fuzzy part, but the part that you only find out by first hand experience. If you are thinking about having children, it is a must read. I was surprised by many of the negative reviews. Maybe for some it was redundant as I have never read Heather's blog. My husband has always said that people who tell it like it is (as we both do) are never popular because people do not want to hear the truth. I also found it inspiring that someone was willing to share their personal struggle with postpartum depression to help all the other women in the world who could be struggling with it as we speak. I enjoyed Heather's straight forward style and you can read 1 or 2 pages to see if it fits you. To all those who have buyers remorse perhaps you should open the book and read a few pages before your next purchase.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 12, 2010
Laughed and cried along with her! Being pregnant now with #2 and having postpartum depression and anxiety with my first, it was easy to relate to the author and her struggles and accomplishments. I loved how it was written as if she was talking to you and even at hard times she still makes you laugh. definitly recomend this book to any new mother being dragged through the trenches or anyone looking to get pregnant who can enjoy someone elses story without getting bothered. many a nights i have stayed up just to read "one last page" before passing out. definitly not a book you will want to put down.
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Posted November 14, 2011
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