Want to know what it's really like to be pregnant? Of course not, because who wants to think about such a freakish thing as "I'm growing a human." Oh, unless you are growing a human. If that's the case, congratulations! I'm sure by now formerly-pregnant friends or friends of friends or anyone who can spell the word friend have given you myriad books on the subject claiming they have the antidote to all of your fears and confusion. Read this one, it's the best! Meanwhile, the stack grows on your nightstand as you begin to realize these books are more-or-less the same: Either written by experts, i.e., baby nurses from Sweden, or self-declared "non-experts," real moms promising to dish the dirt and tell you what it's really like. That, and everyone wants to unload their old baby crap on you.
Sure, some books are helpful. The "funny ones" are good for a quick read when you feel like you should be doing something but are tired and just want to watch Bravo. The "serious ones" about things like breastfeeding get pushed to the bottom of the pile until the third trimester, nature's allotted time for procrastination. And then there is my book. . .
When I found out I was pregnant after two years of fertility treatments, I handled my overwhelming emotions the only way I knew how: I am a writer (former entertainment editor of Seventeen magazine), so I began writing to my unborn children. What resulted is a revealing collection of humorous and heartfelt letters that paints the most vivid portrait of not only what it's really like to be pregnant today, but of life navigating the bumpy road of change.
Any expecting woman will laugh, cry, smile and nod in agreement as she reads, while any person, pregnant or not, will find in these pages an entertaining and inspiring story of beginnings, endings, and what we think we know about the elusive in-between.
Dear Babies, This is crazy life, simply explained. . .
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite Dear Babies: Crazy Life, Simply Explained by Amy Denby is not your typical parenting book. It is a book of letters to Amy’s babies. Every time Amy experiences something new, she writes them a funny and honest letter. The letters follow the whole ten months she is pregnant, and she often compares her experiences to different movies. I identified with Amy in Dear Babies: Crazy Life, Simply Explained because I am also the immature one in my relationship. A lot of what she writes to the babies, I have thought as well. Just like Amy, the excitement in my life stopped when I found out I was pregnant. It came to a complete halt, and there it remains. Amy puts a very humorous spin on the things that she experiences. My personal favorite was the December 1st letter, after the babies were born. The letter brought back my own memories of having a C-section and hearing the baby scream for the first time. Amy has a gift of explaining the details of her experiences to readers. It was almost like I was right there with her. I also loved that she told the babies the size they were each time she wrote to them. Mostly comparing them to fruits and vegetables. I really enjoyed this book. I wish this book had been around when I was pregnant. When I first saw the book, I thought it was going to be a parenting advice book, but it was not. Yet I still gained knowledge from it. Amy writes: “You want to leave a trail you can be proud of.” This is something that I could not agree more with. I recommend Dear Babies: Crazy Life, Simply Explained for anyone who is or has been pregnant.