August 2019 Update
As we get nearer to Baby McWhorter’s due date (less than 3 weeks!), I wanted to give a little blog update. Over the next few months with our little girl, I’ll be taking a break from posting. I’m sure I’ll post every now and then, but my plan is to be much more laidback about things and enjoy the first few months with our daughter. I’ll try and keep reading, but who knows if that will actually happen?
In the meantime, I did want to mention a few books I’ve read recently that I wanted to briefly discuss. I’ve been reading several pregnancy and parenting books throughout the year, and the two I’ve recently finished are Bringing Up Bébé and Moms on Call Basic Baby Care. Bringing Up Bébé is a look at American parenting v. French parenting. I found it pretty fascinating and a little too gratuitous to the French, but still intriguing nonetheless. Moms on Call started with two pediatric nurses in the Atlanta area who formed a consulting business and wrote three books for the early years of children. All of my friends swear by Moms on Call, so I’ll be looking into it once Baby Girl McWhorter arrives. So if you’ve read a great parenting book, please let me know! I’m anxious about being a first-time mom and reading definitely helps!
I also recently read Lauren Graham’s memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can. My mom and I were massive Gilmore Girls fans when I was in middle and high school, and I’ve been a fan of Lauren Graham’s ever since. She was also a delight on Parenthood. I’ve had her memoir on my Kindle for a while now and have been waiting for the mood to strike. Now that I’m preparing for maternity leave and a lot of naps and feeding a newborn, I thought it might be a good time to go back and rewatch Gilmore Girls. Hence the perfect time to pick up Graham’s memoir. While I enjoyed her essays, the only ones I really enjoyed were the ones she talked about Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. All the other essays just fell a little short to me, but I know people have loved her book. If you have read a great celebrity memoir, let me know. I’m looking for all the easy reads while on maternity leave.
If you have any good recommendations to share over the next few months, please let me know. And I promise I’ll be back soon!