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Adorable Book Alert: ‘From Pea to Pumpkin: A Pregnancy Journal’ by Geralyn Broder Murray

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Are you newly pregnant? Know someone who is? Then you must check out From Pea to Pumpkin: A Pregnancy Journal. What a beautiful, adorable book that will make keeping a diary fun, fast and easy. I wish I’d kept one–if for no other reason than to share with my young kids now. Here’s what author Geralyn Broder Murray has to say about her wonderful new release:

“I have a 9-year-old and a 6-year old. What that means is that I was pregnantforever ago. So all I remember from being pregnant is that my stomach was huge (both times!) and I was nauseous and ravenous. I truly wish I could recall so much more–more of what it felt like when the baby was moving, hiccupping, rib-tickling me, and what it was like to attach dreams to a little person who was still only theoretical and fully contained. I think those nine months deserve to have a sweet little chronicle of their very own. That’s why I wrote From Pea to Pumpkin: A Pregnancy Journal.

Here are a few ways mamas-to-be can get the most out of their pregnancy journals:

1. Carry the pregnancy journal in your purse. This way you can jot down a few notes very quickly while waiting at a doctor’s appointment, car wash or check-out line.

2. Collect those little scraps of pregnancy memorabilia to attach inside the journal later: an ultrasound pic, a belly pic, a shower invitation or a kind note from a friend.

3. Be candid.  This journal is for you and you alone. Don’t be afraid to share what’s really happening with you and your baby. You don’t want to look back on simply a good pregnancy story; you want to look back on your pregnancy story.

4. Make it a group effort. Share the journal with your partner, your mom, your dad, your sister or anyone else. Let them help you answer the questions and write notes to your baby. This lucky little one is going to be loved by a whole family. Start documenting that love now.”

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