Does anyone REALLY know What to Expect when they're pregnant? I remember commenting the entire way through my pregnancy that there are a LOT of things people just don't tell you. I was one of the last of my friends to have a baby, so you'd think I would be an expert. But, I realized that pregnant women (and new moms) don't really share mundane details with their no-kids friends. My go to while I was pregnant? The classic bestseller, What to Expect When You're Expecting. This book lived on my nightstand during my pregnancy. It answered any and all questions I had about Lydia's development, and what was happening to my body. Plus, I loved being able to read ahead a few weeks so that I knew what was coming next. And my absolute favorite part of What to Expect When You're Expecting? The pregnancy lifestyle chapter. My poor doctor, I emailed him so many questions. How much coffee can I drink? Can I exercise? Can I go in a hot tub? Of course, I could have googled all these questions…..but I wanted answers from a trusted source. And he recommended What to Expect When You're Expecting. It seriously cut down on my middle of the night emails. Did you know that What to Expect When You're Expecting is the long-running book on the New York Times Bestseller list? Obviously my doctor wasn't the only one recommending it! So you'd think the questions stop once the baby is born, right? Ha! Not at all. In fact, now I have more questions than ever. How much food should she be eating? How much sleep is appropriate for Lydia's age? Is this temper tantrum thing normal? Luckily, the trusted authors of What to Expect When You're Expecting didn't stop at birth. Until Lydia turned one, their next book What to Expect The First Year lived on my nightstand…..and now What to Expect The Second Year has taken it's place. These books are my first time mommy bible! I'd suggest giving the What to Expect series to any first time mom…..and that's exactly what we're doing today. I've teamed up with the creators of What to Expect When You're Expecting to give one lucky reader the entire series! (enter below) What to Expect Giveaway
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