What to Expect When You’re Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff with Bonus Belly Shot :)

What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff: Book CoverFinished 10-16-10, rating 4.5/5, pregnancy, revised pub. 2008

When I found out I was pregnant I made the decision to buy and read only one pregnancy book and this is the one I chose.  I’ve heard women complain about it being outdated or not detailed enough, but I found it to be very useful.  I did not read it cover to cover and the last section on things that could go wrong I didn’t read, although I did reference it early on when I was afraid I might be having trouble.  I felt like it gave me just enough information to feel comfortable, but not too much to cause increased worry, which is some thing I struggle with anyway.  I definitely have a worry gene and I hope I haven’t passed it on to Gage!

Not only does the book cover eating for two, but its week by week updates were so much fun to read with Jason every week.  It also helped for Jason to see some of my symptoms in print so he didn’t think I was making them up 🙂  As a first time mom who has spent very little time around pregnant women I thought this book was a wonderful resource and I would recommend it.

As a bonus I thought I’d share the last picture we took of me ‘expecting’.  We took this Saturday afternoon and I went to the hospital later that evening.  I gained 45 pounds during my pregnancy.  Hard to believe I gained all that belly for a 6 pound little guy!

This book was from my personal library.

9 thoughts on “What to Expect When You’re Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff with Bonus Belly Shot :)

  1. farmlanebooks says:

    I thought this series of books was very good. I highly recommend the ones for the first year and the toddler years. I found my questions were always answered by them 🙂

  2. Margot says:

    My daughter used this book for her first pregnancy and then again six years later for her second one. She also found it to be the right balance between helpful and not too worry-causing. She has the others in the series as recommended above by Farm Lane. Very good books from our point of view.

  3. StephanieD says:

    This was the only book I had too when I was pregnant and it was enough for me. I can’t believe they’re making a movie out of this book sort of like Love Actually – I guess intertwining stories of pregnancies. Should be interesting.

    Love the belly!

  4. Jenners says:

    I thought this book was helpful too. And it wasn’t too irrational or make you panic about stuff. And the updates about what were going on inside were what I liked the most too.

    And amazing all the extra stuff we add on to get these little babies out!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s