Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood

Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood

by Jenny McCarthy
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Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood by Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy's hilarious, no-holds-barred personality has made her an instant recognizable TV personality and, more recently, a bestselling author. In Belly Laughs, McCarthy's first book on motherhood, she documented the absurdities of pregnancy-everything from gaining "ten pounds of breast and suffering hot flashes so intense that she steamed up the car windows to having "pig-in-the-pasture" third trimester sex.

In Baby Laughs she now examines, with equally riotous candor, the full range of challenges that new mothers face, including:

  • The humiliations of postnatal "numbing spray," Tucks medicated pads, and adult diapers; bleeding "udders," jelly belly, balding, and gum disease; and becoming a "five-foot puke rug" for the baby
  • Heart-stopping terrors, such as baby manicures, breathing checks, burp failures, missed "milestones," and flying "cocktail wieners"
  • Inadequacies, such as lullaby illiteracy and the need for a "heavy rotation" of toys, videos, and mobiles
  • -Daddy antics, such as infant wrestling, home-movie mania, sleeping like a log, and -- gulp! -- expecting sex
  • Dueling grandmas, germ-ridden guests, girlfriends blind to the charm of a heart-shaped poo-poo, Olympic-class competitive mommies, anorexic pets-and much more

    Mothers and fathers will find much-needed relief and insight in this sometimes touching, sometimes gritty, but always perceptive and outrageously funny account of what it truly means to have your very own small bundle of joy.

    Author Bio: Jenny McCarthy is the former host of the enormously popular MTV dating show Singled Out and the New York Times bestselling author of Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780525948834
    Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
    Publication date: 04/26/2005
    Pages: 224
    Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.90(d)
    Age Range: 14 Years

    About the Author

    Jenny McCarthy is the New York Times bestselling author of Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth and Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood.

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    Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
    Marie4Ever More than 1 year ago
    This book was quite funny but a bit over the top at times, although motherhood sure can be an outrageous profession. It was fun but I think there are other books out there that seem a bit more relatable to mainstream mom.
    JWelsh More than 1 year ago
    Truly blunt & hilarious!!!!!! I cant imagine anyone in the world would not like this book! Also checkout another by her: 'Belly Laughs'.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This is definitetly not a scientific or educational reference book, but one that I recommend for frazzled moms who need a good chuckle. Jenny McCarthy provides humor to a wide range of topics that occur the first year of your baby's life. This book is a very easy read with short chapters and lots of laughs. I will be reading "Life Laughs" and will also pick up her other books!
    organize-n-mama More than 1 year ago
    I couldn't put it down. I read this book in a few hours. Yes my children may have only had cherrios for lunch during my reading, but oh my was it fun to read. I swear I though I was talking straight to one of my girl friends.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I sat down and read this book cover to cover in a matter of hours and the only reason I put it down was because I was laughing so hard and had to catch my breath! Being a first time mom, she tells you all you need to know, but makes it hilarious! Laugh out loud on every page.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I'm not a mom but being a woman who expects to become a mom in the near future I read this book. Another reason was because I needed a good laugh and an easy read and this was it. It's no holds bar. It's the tell all about the potential situations of motherhood in a baby's first year after delivery. I loved it and it didn't scare me from having a baby. I love Jenny's candidness about motherhood and the it's joys and fears. I definitely plan on reading her other books and I recommend you do the same.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Baby Laughs is hysterical!! Jenny has a fun way of looking at motherhood. Motherhood is a tough thing that people can be very critical about. Jenny's laugh out loud view of motherhood helps moms not to take the criticism to heart. Great Job Jenny!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Jenny McCarthy did it again with another book that is hilarious. This book is so funny and sometimes she's so honest it's scary but it deffintly does not freak you out about being a parent maybe a little but that's it. I highly recommend this book to any women weather she is trying to conceive is pregnant or already is a mom.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I LOVED this book! I've read a lot of reviews that say 'it was entertaining but not informative.' Well, I disagree! I found it very information - not in a 'Dr. Spock' kind of way, but in a 'I could never ask anyone except my best friend' kind of way. She talks about the great, joyous things AND the things that we all feel rotten for thinking AND all the things we want to know about but are too embarassed to ask - but the best part is that she explains how normal it all is! She's very blunt, which makes it even funnier, but also did research (for her own sake) and passes it along! It was a great book, and I'm not even a mommy yet!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I LOVED this book! She is hilarious... and her stories are so true! It was like she had written about everything I just experienced. I hope she is writing more :)
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This book is so realistic and so funny! I'm loving it!! Props to Jenny!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This was one of the funniest books I have ever read, and right on about how it really is.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This is the funnest book that I have read since I read Belly Laughs when I was pregnant. I have a ten and a half month old and this book confirmed the fact that I am not crazy. Thanks Jenny you rule!!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I read this at the beginning of pregnancy and loved it. It made me laugh so hard but gave me the true reality of what I was in for and boy was she right!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This book was great! I read it in the first month of sleepless nights while nursing my youngest son. It was the perfect type of humor, honest, relatable and hilarious!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I thought this book was pretty funny but not as good as I was expecting it to be. Sort of dissappointed but still a good read.
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    TurningThePagesBlog More than 1 year ago
    In Baby Laughs Jenny leads us through her first year of motherhood in her typical true to form raunchy way. From the ups and downs of bringing her little bundle of joy home to battling post partum depression to changing her baby's diapers she used her unique sense of humour to tell her story. While this isn't the typical memoir we do get a unique glimpse into the life and times of a Hollywood mom and even though she may not be one of those in your face celebrities who appear in magazines every week she is a recognizable name in Tinsel Town. I loved how she wrote about a lot of different scenarios she went through that are plausible enough to have happen to the average new mom. She talks about family, sex, getting her body back and going back to work. She shares the ups and downs ins and outs and even some things you may not want to read if you have a delicate stomach but she makes it hilarious. Just like when I read her first book Belly Laughs this book had me hooked from the first page and had me laughing from the first page to the last. I can honestly say that I'll probably read anything that Jenny McCarthy writes because she's got the ability to get me out of a slump and have me laughing so hard I have tears running down my face. I would recommend Baby Laughs to everyone not just moms or moms to be. Although now that I think about it, Baby laughs would make the perfect shower gift for expectant moms. I think it's one that I might just buy for my friends when they're expecting just for a laugh.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I think this book is going to funny
    hswolf More than 1 year ago
    Really enjoyed reading this book (I'd also read Belly Laughs). It's a great lighthearted look at the first few months of bringing home a brand new baby. She shares experiences that you can totally relate to and help to make them easier to handle. Made me laugh more than just a few times. Definitely recommend it amongst all the other serious reading we do as new parents.
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