Great Book of Lists for Trying and Expectant Mommies

Getting pregnant. What comes to mind? Are you trying or are you already pregnant?  Do you have lots of questions? Are you getting a headache just thinking about it?  Well, for those who are trying to conceive and for those who are expecting and passed the initial "jumping for joy" phase, it's time to get it together with The Bump's Book of Lists for Pregnancy and Baby by Carley Roney and the editors at

This book is what it says it is, a book of lists during and after pregnancy.  Surprisingly, it even have a chapter on conception - lists of questions to ask yourself and the doctors, things to do prior to conception and so on for those planning to conceive and start a family.  This book compiles a handy list for before the pregnancy through to when the baby is 4 months old.  This is a simple paperback, small in size (5-1/2" x 8-1/4") and easy to fit in your purse, with 192 pages of great information.

This is a simple and informative workbook.  Yes, workbook. You can and should write in it - next to areas with info and tips or next to the questions and put the answer there.  It doesn't go into deep questions as what about multiple birth scenarios and what changes do you have to make if you are expecting multiple births.  However, this is a great workbook for the first time or even second time mommies and daddies to-be.   For example, it has a info on what clothes in your closet would work during your pregnancy varied by the months, and foods to consume, as well as remedies for morning sickness.  It not only delve into medical info, but help your growing family with planning.  Having a baby needs planning, from budgetary to insurance to what to prepare for, during and after labor.

This book has it all.  If you need a handy registry list, they have it. If you need a list of questions for your first time visit with a pediatrician, they have it.  If you need a start a baby sleep or feeding log, they have a sample for you to make copies.  If you need a list of things they do on your various prenatal visits, they have one for you.  If you need to learn about maternity leave or how to break the news, they have samples.  The list goes on and on for this book of lists.

Overall, this is a great thing to have, especially for new parents with checklists and tips.  Great to buy yourself or as an early shower gift.  The expectant parents will thank you.

Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through Blogging for Books for an honest review.



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