Saturday, April 09, 2011

Chicken Soup for the Soul, New Moms - REVIEW and GIVEAWAY




I was sent Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 Inspirational Stories of Joy, Love, and Wonder to review, and while I am not a new mom anymore, I thought I would check it out anyways.  I had my husband flip open to any random snippet in the book and I started to read it out loud!! 

He had no idea what he was in for, as I started reading about a new mom who had figured out how to maneuver double pumping of breast milk while driving from one location to another...and how one day a trucker was driving right along side her smiling, as the wind was blowing up her blouse!!  Haha...I couldn't stop laughing...

I can only imagine what is in the rest of this book;-)

I would absolutely recommend this book to any new parent or expectant parent out there who needs a little humour in their lives:-)  I think this would also make a great baby shower gift for mom (and even dad can sneak a peek;-)

You can find this book for sale at: Amazon for just over $10

I am also offering a giveaway here, on my blog.

3 people will win a copy of this great, insprational book!! 
3 WINNERS!!

This contest will run from today, April 9 - April 20 at midnight EST

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  1. True story--happened to me! My son was only about 2 or 3 weeks old when I went to be allergy tested. I discovered that the paper doctor office gowns and a lactating mom are not a good combination. As I was being tested, I looked down to see 2 large wet circles forming on the front of the gown. Then the milk actually started running down the front of me. Needless to say, I was TOTALLY embarassed! Unfortunately I couldn't put my nursing bra on due to the fact that my back was being poked and pricked for the testing. At least it didn't last forever, but I was a pretty wet, sticky, and embarassed new mom!!

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  2. first time i tried to breast feed omg funny

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  4. My friend was at a wedding just after giving birth and she started to cry so loud everyone was looking at her. Then she started to laugh and couldn't stop

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  5. many know about the baby boy peeing up in the air the second the diaper comes off and this happened to a number of my friends; they didn't make Peepee Teepees back then.

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  11. We were at a Easter get together with family and I picked up my youngest when she was a baby and held her close only to find out that she had gone #2 and it was all over her and now all over me. Thankfully my husband had an old tshirt in the car and I was able to change. But the family pictures are a little off now :)
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  13. I remember last January 12 of this year... few hours before i gave birth. I was on the pwak of my labor when my nurse gave me laughing gas. I was really in pain and I can't stand the pain anymore. Before I take the gas my husband went to the parking lot quickly to get our stuff from the car. When he got back, I felt so drugged and starting laughing (i never expected that it will literally make you laugh!) My husband was really surprised! We both ended up laughing at each other during my labor!!!! hahahaha! that was a funny memorable experience! he said I was totally drugged!

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  20. The first diaper I ever put on a baby was my own child's. I had no idea about being a mom. My midwife was coming to the house for the baby's checkup so I quickly changed my daughter and put a fresh diaper on her. When the midwife picked up my daughter her diaper just about slid down her legs (and not because there was something in it)! How was I to know how tight they were supposed to be? I didn't want to put it on too tight and hurt the poor child..........but I guess that explains why I had so many messes to clean!

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  22. Telling the childbirth story, has yielded the expression "I'm crowning", which is now used to denote a good joke/funny story.

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  23. When I became a first time mom, I had a c-section so was stuck in the hospital for a few days and my incision was very sore. My husband tried to be helpful and change his first diaper on my hospital bed. It was such a disaster! The bed was a mess and my mother and mother-in-law were laughing so hard they were crying by the time he was done.

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  26. People always tell me that you should have extra padding in case you leak. I never thought it could happen to me but it did. I had just had my second child and still feeding. I walked to the next door neighbor to give him something and he gave me a strange look but said nothing. I didn't realize what the look was about until I got home and noticed two wet spots on my shirt. It was pretty embarrassing and funny at the same time.

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  42. I wasn't used to being about baby boys so when I had my son I got peed on a lot. It didn't happen so much with my second son.

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  47. Sorry - have no funny stories as all my IVFs failed. I am trying to win this for family members who are having little girls within weeks of each other in late summer. They will be first time moms and I'm sure will have many funny stories then.

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  48. The first time I tried to put my son's car seat into the baby chair at a restaurant-didn't know I had to flip the thing over. Luckily another Mom came forward and helped me. I felt so stupid but we laugh about it now. I've seen several posts on Facebook about the same thing so luckily I'm not the only one who failed this 'mommy test' LOL

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  49. one time when i was a new mother and breastfeeding i leaked at work
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  55. When my brother became a father for the first time, he swore that his son would ONLY pee on him when he changed him. NEVER when his mom changed him. It was like he was already being sassy!

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  58. One night after feeding my twins, I was so tired that when I went to pump, I forgot to affix the bottles to the valves and before long my lap was soaking wet. I had to scramble to put things together correctly while avoiding too much dripping. I was more distressed about the lost milk than the mess--literally crying over spilled milk. theprophecygirlAThotmailDOTcom

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