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The Belly Book: A Nine-Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly (Potter Style) Hardcover-spiral – March 7, 2006
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Some things she likes to make:
Connections with the universe.
Something out of nothing.
According to The New York Times, Amy's award-winning children's books "radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting."
Her 30+ books for children include UNI THE UNICORN, I WISH YOU MORE, EXCLAMATION MARK, LITTLE PEA, SPOON, CHOPSTICKS, DUCK!RABBIT! and PLANT A KISS.
Amy's alphabetized memoir ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AN ORDINARY LIFE was named one of Amazon's top 10 memoirs of the decade. She is also the creator of a specialty line of keepsake journals.
Amy is a contributor to public radio, YouTube (THE BECKONING OF LOVELY, THE MONEY TREE) and TED (7 NOTES ON LIFE).
Amy resides on a tree-lined street in Chicago and online at whoisamy.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Moreover, this book is light hearted and humorous throughout the 9 month journal. Answer choices to questions throughout the journal often include an option that will lead to at least some light laughter. Going from memory (so wording may be wrong) a few examples I can think of are:
I think you are a:
My complexion is:
Number of days I've worn the same pair of sweat pants in a row:____
My energy level is:
__Great! Never better!
__About the same as usual
__I can't even complete a senten
Now, whenever I hear those magic little words, "I'm pregnant", I rush out and buy this book. Everyone I've ever given the book to loves it. Married, single, it doesn't matter. This book's tone doesn't make anybody uncomfortable.
PLUS, there is space for weekly pictures of your growing belly. Using a digital camera and making simple prints from your computer works perfectly. There is also space for copies of ultrasounds, and space to write how you are feeling and what you are thinking.
I cannot say enough about how great this book is. I highly recommend it.
UPDATE: When I found out I was pregnant 2 years after writing this review, I ran out and bought myself this book.
If you are a person who likes to write a Lot & can fill a plain journal with thoughts very easily, then this may not be the book for you. However, if you like recording your thoughts but (like me) can not fill a big journal page without repeating yourself over & over, then this book would probably work well for you.
I have filled out one with both of my pregnancies & I gave one to my sister when she was pregnant with her first. :)
I bought this thinking I was going to be the only one filling it out, but my husband actually felt left out when I filled out the first couple of weeks by myself. He insisted we wrote in it together, which was really neat. So now our baby girl will have memories from her mom and dad to look back on. I would just write, "Mom:" when it was from me and, "Dad:" when it was from my husband. For example, there is a page where it asks what you think the sex of the baby will be. This was before we knew of course, and my husband was 100% sure it was going to be a boy, and I was 100% sure it was going to be a girl. So we both got to write down our thoughts.
This is the perfect gift for any expecting mom and parents. I am about to buy another one to give to my friend who just found out she is pregnant!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
75% of this book is open pages where you're supposed to post pictures of your belly week to week. Not really my thing.Published 2 days ago by Kristen
I loved this book. I had SO much fun filling this out while I was pregnant with my son. It was special and fun to fill it out each day of pregnancy. Read morePublished 2 days ago by LH
It's been perfect for my 4th pregnancy. Enough prompts for someone who doesn't have too much time for coming up with stuff from scratch, but enough wiggle room to add a little... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kidtruth
This book is super cute. It's funny, lighthearted and has a page for each week and each ultrasound.Published 2 days ago by Molly
Horrible pregnancy journal! I'd much rather concentrate on what's going on INSIDE my belly than on my actual stomach growth! Read morePublished 6 days ago by Julie C
I have bought this for my daughter two times now for each of her pregnancies. She loves it and it is special for her to write down all the information that she wants to remember. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Teagirl49
It could have a bit more room for stuff you tape in, but it's a cute book.Published 8 days ago by c4TXangel
This is my second pregnancy and while I loved my first pregnancy journal, I don't have the time to write so much and in such detail (I have a toddler to run after now). Read morePublished 8 days ago by Sasha D.
The book itself is adorable. The way it arrived wasn't. No covering or plastic protecting the book. There were what looked like newspaper ink smudges on the cover. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Matt Douglas