Monday, April 2, 2007

Melissa over at is writing a book on the musings and mishaps of pregnancy through 1 year of age. Here is the info, if you would like to contribute.

About books, and more specifically, about my book , the one I am currently working on. I have had a few e-mails from readers wishing to contribute silly stories and/or things they wish they would have known concerning pregnancy thru year one. THANK YOU!! Keep the ideas coming, moms and dads! I've also received quite a few inquiries from people wanting to know if I would be interested in their opinions. The answer is a BIG FAT YES!! You don't have to ask my permission before sending something my way, you sillies! I will be collecting little tidbits of info throughout the month of March, longer if needed. I would appreciate you telling other parents about my project as well, whether by word of mouth or blog post. This is my first attempt at writing a book, unless you count the hundreds of poems and stories I wrote as an impressionable girl, and I want it to be GREAT! While I cannot guarantee any sort of time frame, I would like to have this project wrapped up by the end of the year. I'm takin' my time folks! Now if you are wondering what sort of "stuff" qualifies for the book, it's anything and everything you wish someone would have told you about being pregnant, labor & delivery, post-pregnancy stuff, and baby's 1st year. It doesn't matter if the rest of the world seemed privy to what you perceived to be a big secret, it's what YOU truly didn't know and wished someone would have told you. For example, I wish someone would have told me about throwing up in the middle of labor. Yes, I was the one yakking while the doctor, anesthesiologist, two nurses, and pediatrician looked on. Although I thought I was done with the whole morning sickness bit, wacked-out hormones can make you toss your cookies even as you're trying to push out a baby. Oh, and I wish someone would have told me that husbands aren't always very reliable in the delivery room and that other women, be they people you know or a complete strangers, are often more helpful. Ask me where my husband was during the epidural. Go on, ask. He was white-as-a-ghost in a chair at the far end of the delivery room, having almost passed out. The nurse actually had to catch him! I was sitting on the bed with my back curled like a cat, head in my husband's chest and going through one hellacious contraction. All of a sudden, I could feel my husband buckling. "He's fainting! He's fainting!" I remember yelling. Ian and needles don't agree! One more thing. I wish someone would have told me about wearing a supportive nursing bra while sleeping. When my milk came in (with my first pregnancy), it was the middle of the night and I woke up soaked and confused. The whole front of my nightie was completely drenched. Silly me, I was under the impression that boobs had some magical on/off switch. I didn't know that milk came out on its own volition sometimes! So there. That's the type of stuff I am looking for. It doesn't have to be profound. It can be anything! And Dads - I want it from your perspective too!!Help me out . . . please!

1 comment:

Melissa R. Garrett said...

YOU ARE A GEM! Thank you!

I remember having to leave Hannah in daycare when she was just six months old, and she went through some MAJOR separation anxiety. She would cry and scream for me, and it's the last thing I would hear as I walked out the door. For your sake, and for Timmy's, I truly hope it gets better. Hang in there :-)