Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood

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For more than a decade, Lu Hanessian had been living on the go, traveling the globe as a successful television host and journalist. But nothing could have prepared her for her biggest assignment: motherhood. Her baby redefined her world, turning her precious beliefs and perceptions on their head. He threatened her defenses and whipped up her fears like a cyclone. Like most new mothers, Lu wanted answers. Going by the book didn't seem to work and Popular Opinion was not at all popular with her baby. So she did the...

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Overview

For more than a decade, Lu Hanessian had been living on the go, traveling the globe as a successful television host and journalist. But nothing could have prepared her for her biggest assignment: motherhood. Her baby redefined her world, turning her precious beliefs and perceptions on their head. He threatened her defenses and whipped up her fears like a cyclone. Like most new mothers, Lu wanted answers. Going by the book didn't seem to work and Popular Opinion was not at all popular with her baby. So she did the only thing she could under the circumstances: she let the baby drive. Along that uncharted road, Lu unearthed her intuition, discovered the power of a baby's voice, the changing dynamic of marriage, and the unexpected merits of self-doubt. In following a journey from chaos to conviction, her voice will inspire mothers everywhere.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312326982
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

LU HANESSIAN is the host of Discovery Health Channel's Make Room for Baby and her articles have been published in The New York Times, Redbook and Parenting. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two boys.

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Table of Contents

Year One
1 Frontier
1 Free-falling 3
2 Breathe 11
3 Blessed and Bound 20
2 Voices
4 Mother Me 27
5 Strolleritis 36
6 Grandstanding at the Shallow End 42
7 Let the Baby Drive 50
8 Rising Son 57
3 Identity
9 Just Call Me Daddy 66
10 The Pact 73
11 The Thirty-Nine-Hour Errand 86
12 Water 94
13 Bath 97
14 Labor After Delivery 106
Year Two
4 Reflection
15 Fear Not (Eventually) 121
16 Thank You, Beach 129
5 Rites
17 The Terribly Polite Twos 134
18 The Son Also Rises 146
19 Sandbox Politics 153
6 Home
20 Rocking My Baby Back Home 164
21 The Closet 169
22 Homeward Bound 176
Years Three and Four
7 World
23 Going-Away Day 193
24 The Buck-Twenty-Five Stops Here 206
25 Keeping the Light On 218
26 Imaginary Places 237
Acknowledgments 257
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