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Laughed and Cried at the Same Time,
This review is from: Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood (Hardcover)
Let me begin by saying that I loved Jenny's first book, "Belly Laughs". As a pregnant woman, I appreciated being able to laugh at some of the not-so-pretty things about carrying a child. So, I looked forward to reading her follow-up and I was not disappointed. I was laughing out loud just by reading her table of contents. In fact, I had only gotten to the 3rd chapter, and I was already calling my sister to read her parts of the book. I had also read the entire book the same day I received it.
Jenny discusses the fears that we all have in that first year (first #2, sex again, body image). In one instance, you are throwing your head back laughing, and the next, tearing up over a touching statement (mine was when she talks about moving to the back seat to be with her son right before they leave the hospital - - I totally did that as well).
To the people who are saying that she is giving incorrect information, or glossing over things, you need to remember who wrote the book. I think she did a very good job giving snip-its of info on things that she did not experience herself. It was nice to read about two sides of a story (stay at home vs. working mom) and not feeling bad for wanting to be either one of them.
Thank you Jenny for relaying hilarious information about raising a child. As my first-born son grows, (5 months) I am discovering every day that motherhood is truly the "best piece of heaven on earth."