Friday, June 22, 2012

What to Expect When You're Expecting Review & GIVEAWAY~ 2 WINNERS!


There is nothing better than having an instruction manual for new things, and this is exactly what the What to Expect series is for us as parents! When I got pregnant with {B}, I IMMEDIATELY drove to Wal-Mart and picked up a copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting. I had heard from my best friends that this was the best of the best of pregnancy books, and that I HAD to have it. This book would be my pregnancy bible...from those first stages where your baby is only the size of a poppyseed, to the first kick, to the Braxton Hicks contractions, to that minute when your sweet little bundle miraculously makes it's way into the world, continuing on with nursing or bottle feeding your baby, and post-natal care for the both of you. Having twins??? Covered. What about my husband, how will he know what to do when I'm not feeling well? And how will he possibly know how to be ready for a baby? Page 472. It's all in there.

                                                          (a few of my own maternity pics)

I will never forge one day when I was pregnant, and the palms of my hands were bright red! I couldn't think of anything I had done to irritate them or make them that way, so I grabbed my What to Expect Book and looked it up. And there was my answer: the estrogen in my body can increase the redness in the palms of my hands! I'm telling you, it is ALL in there!

There are SO many Pregnancy and child books out there, WHY should I choose the What to Expect Series?

-The What to Expect books are the most trusted, best selling pregnancy and childcare guides. According to USA Today, 93% of all pregnant mothers who read a pregnancy guide read What To Expect When You're Expecting. The series has been described as the bible of American pregnancy.

-Over 1.5 million monthly unique visitors to WhatToExpect.com: second-largest audience of moms-to-be online


What happens after I have my baby? 


Great news! What To Expect the First Year is the all in one, month by month guide that clearly explains everything you need to know about that first amazing year with your new baby!

Uh Oh...one year old is turning 2...tell me there is another book???

You are in luck! What to expect the 2nd year is the much of the same amazing answers you need in caring for that toddler. Keeping your toddler safe and healthy, all while helping them talk , to managing temper tantrums.

I would highly recommend these books to anyone who is pregnant or has a young toddler. It is so great to have a hard copy of everything you need to know, right there when you need it. And you just never know when your hands might turn bright red. :)

Also, don't forget to check out the What to Expect Website that has insane amounts of helpful information, contests, giveaways and more!

The folks at What to Expect and I have teamed up to bring you an amazing giveaway! TWO of my readers will win a set of all 3 What to Expect books: What to Expect When You're Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, and What to Expect the Second Year! 

ENTER TO WIN! There are TWO Mandatory Entries! All other entries are optional, but the more you complete, the better chance you have at winning! Leave one comment per entry.

1) Mandatory: Tell me which of these books would be most helpful to you or a friend right now?

2) Mandatory:Follow n.c. baby blog via GFC (or tell me if you aleady do)

5) Share this link on Facebook or Tweet about the giveaway ( you can do this once daily!)

6) Blog about this giveaway and leave your link so I can find it! (+3 entries, leave 3 comments)

7) Pin any picture from this post to Pinterest! Leave the link to you pin.

8) Enter any other of my CURRENT giveaways ( 1 entry for each giveaway entered)

9) Subscribe to n.c. baby blog via email ( on right side of blog)

10) Add my n.c. baby blog button to your blog! (+3 entries, leave 3 comments!)

GOOD LUCK!!! Giveaway will close 7/21 at 11:59 pm EST. Giveaway is open to U.S. and CANADA residents only.  2 Winners will be picked the following day by Random.org and will be emailed and announced on the blog. Winner has 48 hours to confirm their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Thank you to What to Expect.com for providing samples and the giveaway prize!


What to Expect provided samples for my review and the giveaway prizes for my readers. No other compensation was recieved. All opinions are 100 percent my own.

54 comments:

  1. The What to Expect the First Year and What to Expect the Second Year would be the most helpful as my son approaches his first birthday!

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  2. I already follow n.c. baby blog via GFC

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  4. I was entered in My First Crayola Prize Pack Review & Giveaway

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  5. I'm already subscribed to n.c. baby blog via email

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  6. I loved this book! My daughter is 6 and it came in handy!! I would love this for my friend!

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  14. The most helpful for me right now would be What to Expect the First Year.
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  17. I follow What to Expect on Facebook as Jan Messali.
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  30. I think What to expect when you're expecting would be best since Im pregnant.

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  35. I follow you on GFC as hrh22012 and I think the What to Expext the first year would be great because I just had a baby! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. I'll be needing the original What To Expect because I've only ever been a foster parent!

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