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  • A couple of things (and WIN a brilliant pregnancy book)

    Here’s a couple of things we’ve been liking lately, including The Letdown and a competition to win a copy of a brilliant new pregnancy book…

    The Letdown

    The Letdown – Firstly, who’s seen it? I’m only a couple of episodes in but I love it! It’s an Australian series about new motherhood, featuring a new mum of a two-month-old who’s adjusting to life with a baby, and her encounters with the world around her including the parenting group she attends.

    It really captures that time of the early baby days, when it’s a bewildering kind of a Twilight Zone, and the disconnected sense of everything being the same, but completely different, and awful but amazing at the same time (often at exactly the same time). So much of it is familiar – the joy! The despair! The unwanted advice! And so on.

    Warning, it is very close to the bone – if you’re still in that stage then it might make for a really uncomfortable watch. But we’re far enough out of the baby days for it not to be quite so painful, I reckon.

    It’s on Netflix, in gloriously easy 26 minute slots – let me know what you think…

    The No-Guilt Pregnancy Plan – I was recently sent a copy of this book and it’s one of the books I wish had been around when I was pregnant…

    Your no guilt pregnancy plan

    Written by Rebecca Schiller aka the Hackney Doula on Twitter, Your no Guilt Pregnancy Guide is described as a revolutionary guide to pregnancy and new motherhood. It’s a pregnancy guide, but offers information without any judgement – and the emphasis is on giving the facts and information, but on letting you make pregnancy choices that are right for you.

    It also covers the ‘afterwards’ as well, from a timeline of the first week through to exactly what you can expect from your body – and mind – which is refreshing seeing as all the emphasis is usually on the baby and not you.

    Your no guilt pregnancy plan competition

    The introduction made me have *something in my eye* – but how amazing is the Lego comment?

    I have three copies of the book which you can win in my new giveaway.

    To enter – Use the Rafflecopter widget below and leave a comment to let me know if you’d keep the book, or who you’d give it to:

    a Rafflecopter giveaway
    The three winners will be picked from all valid entries received before the closing date of 11.59pm on Sunday 3rd June.

    And finally, make sure you’re up-to-date with my recent posts – our Disneyland Paris trip tips and how to avoid the cinema being a parenting disaster movie

     

    21 Comments

    1. Alyssa
      May 19, 2018 / 5:28 pm

      I would keep it because I hope to be pregnant again soon 🙂

    2. claire woods
      May 21, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      My friend Rachel

    3. Angela Treadway
      May 21, 2018 / 11:02 pm

      i would give to a friend whos having a baby x

    4. Solange
      May 22, 2018 / 12:10 am

      I would give it to a friend who’s just found out she’s pregnant.

    5. DAWN WINSKILL
      May 22, 2018 / 3:04 am

      I would give this prize to my niece

    6. Alice Dixon
      May 22, 2018 / 9:40 am

      I’d love a read if it, so I’d keep it for myself

    7. Rosemary Tily
      May 22, 2018 / 12:18 pm

      My younger daughter who is expecting her first baby in early September.

    8. Margaret Gallagher
      May 22, 2018 / 1:36 pm

      My great neice – perfect fir her

    9. Laura Pritchard
      May 22, 2018 / 7:10 pm

      I’d give this to my sister in the hope she’ll have a more guilt-free time than I did!

    10. Michelle Ferguson
      May 22, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      I would give it to my friend who is pregnant

    11. S Kerry
      May 23, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      I’d like it for myself, currently pregnant with my first baby, due in August 🙂

    12. Kelly Whitfield
      May 23, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      I’d keep it as I’ve just found out I am pregnant for the first time!

    13. Dale Dow
      May 24, 2018 / 10:49 am

      I would be giving it to my pregnant great niece, her first baby!

    14. Rosemary Tily
      May 31, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      I would give it to my daughter who is 26 weeks pregnant!

    15. Rosemary Tily
      May 31, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      I would give it to my daughter who is 26 weeks pregnant!

    16. Christopher Read
      June 2, 2018 / 12:17 am

      We would keep it 🙂 Great comp – thanks for running this

    17. janine atkin
      June 2, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      id give this to my sister in law

    18. Kim Styles
      June 2, 2018 / 4:08 pm

      My god daughter has just found out she is expecting her second baby ,this would be a great gift for her.

    19. Angela Kelly
      June 3, 2018 / 5:22 pm

      I’d give it to my friend, who’s expecting her first baby.

    20. laura stewart
      June 3, 2018 / 6:21 pm

      would love to win for my step daughter who is due in july x

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