I gotta say that when Dawn Meehan contacted me about doing a giveaway for her book, she had me at the title. It's called, You'll Lose the Baby Weight (and other lies about pregnancy and childbirth).
There's no medical stuff in the book, just a bunch of funny stories from Dawn and her friends on all things pregnancy related. Oh, did I mention that Dawn has six kids? Yeah, so she probably knows what she's talking about. The book is broken up into short, individual snippets so you can read it at your leisure (on or off the toilet or at the drive thru at Wendy's). Just to give you an idea of the awesome, the very first page of the book is:
Best Things About Being Pregnant.
- Feeling the baby move.
- Big boobs
- Eating for two (or three or twelve)
- No period for nine months!
- You get a baby when it's all said and done!
Yeah, that's pretty much all I can think of.
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I heart her.
I like to think of Dawn as a more organized version of me except she has more kids and she's published a book which gives her more street cred. She also probably didn't eat a Sour Patch kid that was under the couch because the vacuum wouldn't pick it up this morning – but I can't say that for sure. Either way, I just think she's great and if you want to check out her site, you can find it here at, because i said so. Just don't stop reading Pregnant Chicken because, you know, that wouldn't be cool.
Wanna win a book? Of course you do! Then just leave a comment below along with your email address and I'll pick the winner tomorrow in the am.
Good Luck, my magnificent mamas!