Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Pregnant Christmas - The Baby Bump Book Review and Giveaway!

I have read countless numbers of pregnancy books during my three pregnancies. Some were amazingly helpful and some weren't at all. Everyone develops a love for one book or another. I think a very important thing to remember is that new books will always come out and we should always be open to reading them! I had the opportunity to review a fabulous book called The Baby Bump: 100s of Secrets to Surviving Those 9 Long Months by Carley Roney. Carley Roney is also the co-founder and editor in chief of The Knot, Inc.





The Baby Bump: 100s of Secrets to Surviving Those 9 Long Months


I know most women have browsed either www.theknot.com or www.thebump.com. I currently get weekly emails from www.thebump.com for my pregnancy!

The Baby Bump has given me everything I want in a great pregnancy book. I never liked the books that made me feel like I was talking to a doctor. I felt they were boring and I didn't always understand everything they were talking about. If you are like me and would rather hear about everything pregnancy related from a gal pal, then The Baby Bump is for you. I love the frankness and the openness to talk about issues that effect a more modern mom!

I do feel like this book is best purchased with one of those boring medical-like pregnancy books, just because there are some things you will want to know more about. This book discusses the more personal aspects of pregnancy and doesn't go into great details about tests performed during your nine months, but this isn't written by a doctor either!

One of my favorite parts of this book are the baby size comparisons. I loved being able to look at how big my baby is getting each week. This week(week 19) baby is the size of a mango. I also adore the charts to help figure out when you are due and the Chinese lunar calendar to see if you are having a girl or boy(though this is just for fun! It was wrong with both of my other children).

In the back of the book Carley includes helpful resources like items to keep in your diaper bag, a pregnancy timeline, a checklist to help you budget for baby, breastfeeding/formula feeding trackers, and a sleep tracker. She has included worksheets that all new moms wish came with every pregnancy book! I also love that there are a whole slew of helpful resources in the back if you are looking for more information. Scattered throughout the book are also quotes from real moms who have been there done that. I always think it is so reassuring to find moms having the same crazy dreams or cravings I am!

This is by far one of my must have pregnancy books and I will recommend it to any preggo out there! It is helpful, informative and loads of fun! The Baby Bump sells for $12.89 on amazon.com and is worth every single penny!


WIN IT!!
- US ONLY

One very lucky Mama's Getting Kinda Crunchy reader is going to win their very own copy of The Baby Bump! To enter, head on over to thebump.com and tell me your favorite website feature! This entry is mandatory and please leave me your email address in case you win!

Extra Credit!
- Follow me on Google Friend Connect
- Follow me on Networked Blogs
- Follow me on Facebook
- Follow The Bump on Facebook
- Follow me on Twitter
- Follow The Bump on Twitter
- Tweet this giveaway ONCE
- Subscribe to this blog!
- Grab my button and leave me the link
- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs. To vote, click the picture in my right sidebar!

This giveaway will end January 29th at midnight. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by email and a posting on this blog. As always, they will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner. Thanks guys and good luck!

I want to say a HUGE thank you to the lovely people behind The Baby Bump and www.thebump.com for outstanding pregnancy resources and for this fabulous review and giveaway opportunity!

Disclaimer: I received free product to review. I was not paid to write this and all opinions are my own.

79 comments :

  1. I love their community message boards!

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  2. I love the message boards on the bump!
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  3. I follow you on GFC.
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  4. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs.
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  5. My favorite website feature when I was pregnant was the week-by-week pregnancy guide!

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  7. I love the week by week pregnancy guide!
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  9. I follow you on Networked blogs!
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  10. I follow you on FB!
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  11. I follow the bump on FB!
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  14. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/MrsGoertz/status/19622086586667008
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  15. I subscribe to your blog!
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  16. I voted for you on TMB's!
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  17. the newborn and baby feature
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  18. the chinese gender chart is pretty neat, i've never seen anything like it! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

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  19. My fave feature of the bump.com is the pregnancy calendar. It allows me to track the baby and see where we are in the process of bringing home LO
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  20. I'm a google friend connect public follower

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  21. I follow you on twitter as SavvyAddy

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  22. I follow The Bump on twitter as SavvyAddy

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  23. I tweeted about the giveaway here:
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  24. I like the "Getting Pregnant" section. The ovulation calculator is very handy. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  27. Following your blog on FB - Amy H
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  28. Following The Bump on FB.
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  30. Subscribing via google reader.
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  31. The week by week pregnancy guide is super helpful.

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  33. I follow you on Facebook.

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  34. I like the week by week information. Makes it all less confusing for first time moms to be.

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  35. I subscribe to this blog.

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  36. I tried to vote for you on top mommy blogs.

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  42. My favorite website feature is the fertility chart



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  47. I like the "Getting Pregnant" tab - since we are trying to get pregnant
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  48. I found their videos to be very informative like how to make baby food or how to swaddle baby. Especially great for first-time moms! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  49. I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  50. I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  51. I'm a Networked Blogs follower (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  52. I'm a fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  53. I'm a The Bump fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  54. Voted for you @ Top Mommy Blogs. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  55. I follow via Google Friend Connect.

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  56. I love that they offer useful tools like the Vaccination Tracker & Fertility Chart. peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

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  61. I subscribe.
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  62. I think the Gender Chart is pretty awesome!
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  63. Following you on Twitter! (_heatheranne_)

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