I got my copy of Bumptabulous a couple of months ago and didn’t read it at first. It’s a book where 20 mums (myself included) tell their story about conception, pregnancy and life with newborn and at the time I was too deeply immersed in my own bubble of newborn love to be drawn to other women’s stories. And I didn’t like the justified alignment of the text (the things we whinge about after we have a baby…). But once I picked it up I was hooked. I even caught myself modelling very inconsiderate behaviour reading at the dinner table.
The book was supposed to be funny and it was. But far more often than I was laughing I found myself crying , because I could relate so well to all the bits that mirrored my own experience, the bits that I wished had happened to me and the bits that I was grateful they never happened. Beyond funny the stories were real and emotional.
If you want to relive the sweetness (and the icky stuff) of that period of your life, or you want to be prepared what you could expect with your own pregnancy and birth, or you just want to have a laugh (and a cry) – this book is for you. (Warning: if you think you are done having babies, you may change your mind after reading this book.)
I have a copy of Bumptabulous to give away.
How to play
In the comments, please share a funny memory from your pregnancy, life with your newborn or if that is yet to come for you – a memory related to your own childhood. By sharing your memory you agree that it may appear in future posts on Mum in search or in my newsletter.
Entries close at midnight (Sydney time), on Sun, 10th Feb.
The funniest story (judged by me) will win.
The winner will be notified by email and added to the end of the post by 17th Feb.
This is a paper book, so you will need to provide your mailing address if you win.
The giveaway is open worldwide.
Can’t wait to read your stories!