Saturday, August 21, 2010

The baby book you MUST have - GIVEAWAY!

I'm really excited about this review and giveaway for 1001 Healthy Baby Answers - Pediatricians Answers to All the Questions You Didn't Know to Ask, by Gary Morchower, MD  First I love me a giveaway, but also, this is a really great book.

How great? I already have a ton of pages bookmarked.

I couldn't have asked for it at a better time.  Dash-1 was going in for his stomach surgery and dash-3 was having a bunch of testing done for his uti.  And for both very important doctors appointments I found myself getting home from the doctors and having a crap ton of questions.

I know I know your thinking, "how could she have questions, she has three kids and is supermom!?"  Ok so maybe not the super mom part but someone could be....

Wanna know why I have questions?  Cause I drag three kids ages 5 1/2, 3 1/2, and almost 1 to the doctors.  It's impossible to focus.... or hear.

Case in point, I thought the doctor said uti's in male infants is normal.  No no she apparently said abnormal and I only figured that out from reading the book.  See why it came in the nick of time?

This book breaks down all sorts of things from UTIs, to hernias, to baby acne, reflux, rashes, all sorts of fun things you have to look forward to when the doctor hands you your little bundle.  But so far I've used it for all three of my kids so it really does go beyond babies.

And the best part? It's broken down in very easy to understand terms.  Cause I love me easy to understand medical stuff.

Which is another plus of the book.  There is one doctor in the peds clinic on post who I can not for the life of me understand.  He talks in some form of weird medical language and even when I ask questions we just seem to be talking in two different languages.  I'm going to take this book with me next time I luck out and get him for an appointment.

The questions I had about the testing that dash-3 was going to be having done and dash-1's surgery were super clear to me. They were the exact questions I was kicking myself for not asking.  If you must know I had planned on asking them until I realized that dash-2 was eating the food that he was dropping on the floor.  And no, they didn't have a section about eating food off a hospital floor but I'm guessing what they would say about that.

I really don't like baby books.  I find them confusing and all in all totally the opposite of helpful but this one really is great.  How great? This book is a MUST have for any parent and would be a great gift for new parents.

Really, its that good and its that important. 


AND TWO READERS will win a copy!!!

How fab-u-lous is that?  And if you don't have kids this is a great gift for a friend who is expecting or for someone who has kids.


So to enter.....

leave a comment - I'm curious does anyone else forget to ask the doctor questions? Surely its not just me if someone wrote a book.

for another entry- tweet about this giveaway! You can tweet daily for daily extra entries! {don't forget to @mrs_flyboy} If possible mention the title of the book and include a link to the giveaway!

for another entry- blog about it!

And please leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH entry

This giveaway will be open until Saturday August 28th. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. This looks like a fun book. I've got lots of time to prepare, but it's never too early :)

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  2. I retweeted your tweet :) I hope that counts

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  3. I always feel so rushed at the hospital on post! I get so crazy and forget to ask the questions, and then kick myself on the way home in the car!

    Seems like a very cool book!

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  4. I always forget to ask questions and i only have 2 kids. seems like a great book!

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  5. I always forget any questions I have as soon as I get there. I've got to start writing things down more!

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  6. oh pick me, pick me! :) i totally forget, at least for prenatals when i had an OB because i felt like i was on the marc train and in and out of the office in 8.2 seconds so i could barely remember my OB's name, let alone my questions.

    my midwife, however, is great and my visit lasted over an hour, so i had time to remember my questions :)

    with my son... i've been good so far, but i can see how adding #2 to the mix at the ped's office will result in me not remembering more stuff :)

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  7. Yes, I too forget to ask questions every single time. And I am not toting 3 kids in there with me - just 1. Although soon I will have 2 but I am sure that is nowhere near as difficult as 3.

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  8. I would love this book! I always forget at least 1 thing to ask the doctor.

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  9. My baby is three (well three as of next Saturday)and we are done in the baby department...so don't enter me and allow another lovely Mommy to win it:) I just wanted to say what a great giveaway!

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  10. I just had a baby three weeks ago and this would be awesome!

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  11. I totally need this book! I'm always forgetting to ask Q's!

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  12. I always forget to ask questions and I fear that I will even more so when baby #2 comes along! I think this book will definitely come in handy!!

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  13. I am expecting my first baby, a boy, in about 4 weeks. I always forget to ask questions when I am at the Dr. and I sure it will be the same when I take the baby to the Dr. I would love to have this book.

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  14. Even worse than forgetting to ASK questions, I forget the answers they gave when I DID ask! The other day my sister and I ended up sort of 'sharing' an OB appointment - long story, maybe I will blog about it, but her 2 kids were with us, and we each took our turns on the table for a sonogram AND a pelvic exam (fun stuff). She is 36 1/2 weeks along with her 3rd baby, and I am 35 weeks along with #4.....Now my sister and have both called each other MULTIPLE times since that appointment asking each other "did you hear what she said about____?" or "I forgot to ask her about____"
    It's kinda funny, but also kinda NOT.
    :)

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  15. Its like every time i go into the dr office i develope some form of amnesia. Half the time i can't even remember why we are there hana. Great giveaway. Count me in!

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  16. I hope I win! I'm having my first baby in less than a month - I'm sure I'm going to have a million ?s!!!! :)

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  17. Sounds like an amazing book! I have a notebook I've used for every doctor's appointment since Dylan's 1 month check up. I try to jot down any questions that come down between appointments (those that aren't necessary of a 2am call to the doctor), list things that I think the doctor might ask and I might forget on the spot, and also make notes during the visit. I have hard enough time juggling one baby, the conversation with the doctor and writing my notes - I can't imagine how crazy it is with 2 additional boys to manage! Would love to win a copy of this. Even with my notes, I, too, often find I have a new question when I get home. :)

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  18. I forget to ask my questions all of the time! If the dr isn't rushed, then sometimes I'll remember.

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  19. I write stuff down to ask, and then forget to bring the list with me. Or, if I miraculously remember to bring the list, I forget I have it. Or am too embarrassed to ask because it suddenly becomes a stupid question. So...I do this. I love books. Count me in!

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  20. Omg, I always forget to ask things. Btw. I have not forgotten your request, we are just having some huge technical and emotional difficulties that include my baby being enamored with the computer and plug and becoming an emotional wreck when I do not let her have it. Will email you asap.

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  21. Wow, story of my Motherhood.. 'wait, did the doctor say that was 'fine'?' DH 'huh? Said what?'

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  22. I'm lucky to actually "make" it to the appointment. Thankfully my kids have been very healthy, but seriously, if I have to ask about more than one thing, heaven help me!

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  23. GREAT GIVEAWAY! I'm expecting my first baby in February so this book would definitely come in handy for me!

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