What I *HAVE* Been Reading (psst…you probably want to see this one)

On Tuesday I shared the books I would be reading if I still read books. Obviously I’m exaggerating a bit when I say I’m not reading at all. In fact, I’m in the middle of a bunch of books, including these ones:

I am so excited that I am far enough along that I can finally share my news with you. Baby Appleseed (so nicknamed for it’s size when we found out) is slated to make his/her appearance sometime around May 28. Ben and I are beyond thrilled (and a bit terrified).

Did I surprise you? Or have all of my tweets about being exhausted given me away? (at least two people figured it out on twitter despite my best efforts to hide it from you)

As for me, I was feeling pretty awful there for a few weeks but that appears to be nearing its end (which is good since I was growing desperately tired of ginger ale and saltines as a “meal”). Now I am just waiting to get my energy back so I can stop sleeping 10 hours a night and hopefully my reading/blogging mojo will come back with it. Who knew growing a baby was such hard work?

So…any advice for me? Any books I need to add to that pile?


45 thoughts on “What I *HAVE* Been Reading (psst…you probably want to see this one)

  1. Cassandra November 17, 2011 / 7:30 am

    Well, there was a lot of discussion of ginger ale…

    Congratulations! I’m very happy for you. And I’m clueless on books. The only child in my life came to me at age 3. It was very convenient.


    • Michelle November 17, 2011 / 7:39 am

      But that ginger ale was for Jen. 😉

      After feeling miserable for 3 weeks straight, I’m thinking you might have done it the better way. 😛


  2. Michelle November 17, 2011 / 7:40 am

    I am literally squealing with joy here. Congratulations you two! This is the best news I’ve heard in a long time!


  3. Michelle November 17, 2011 / 8:22 am


    This is very exciting news. Best wishes to you and Ben as you start your family. 🙂


  4. Beth F November 17, 2011 / 8:25 am

    WOW!!! Congratulations. How exciting.


  5. Rachel November 17, 2011 / 8:28 am

    CONGRATS!! I was totally clueless 🙂 But so happy for you!!


  6. Care November 17, 2011 / 8:31 am

    WOW! Fun news!! Congratulations


  7. Bonnie Norman (A Working Title) November 17, 2011 / 8:37 am

    Congratulations, how exciting! I recommend Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin. Very informative and thought provoking. Good luck!


  8. Helen Murdoch November 17, 2011 / 8:39 am

    OMG, awesome news! I remember the exhaustion of that first trimester and was so glad when it went away. Reading will come back to you as well, until the baby is born! 🙂 I hope you are feeling better, eating more than saltines, and getting excited about your upcoming event!


  9. Sandy November 17, 2011 / 8:47 am

    Oh. My. God! That is so totally awesome. I saw that you were tired, but I am clueless. I am tired all the time too but I’m not having a baby. You will get more advice than you really want over the months and years. The only thing I’d say is to enjoy the ride. I’m finding that I blinked and now my babies are teenagers, and I will blink again and they will be gone. So so happy for the two of you.


  10. Michelle November 17, 2011 / 8:57 am

    MICHELLE! I’m SO excited for you guys!!!!! 🙂


  11. Erica November 17, 2011 / 9:43 am

    I did notice that you had been sick and tired for a while on twitter, but I just thought “oh, she’s a lawyer, she’s probably working really hard!” congratulations!


  12. jenn aka the picky girl November 17, 2011 / 9:56 am

    Oh my goodness! I am so clueless I had no idea. I’m always exhausted, seems like.



  13. Word Lily November 17, 2011 / 9:56 am

    Congrats, congrats! How exciting!!!! 😀


  14. Bina November 17, 2011 / 12:14 pm

    Congrats, Michelle and Ben! That’s very exciting! I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy and lots of energy 🙂 Haven’t grown a person yet so no helpful advice from me but as a reader I’d say have fun with those books!


  15. Kyle November 17, 2011 / 1:27 pm

    Congrats! I look forward to more updates 🙂


  16. Trish November 17, 2011 / 1:30 pm

    CONGRATS!!! Second trimester is the best–though I have to warn you that I threw up more the day I had the babe than my entire pregnancy. 😉

    So glad that you’re feeling better. And I love talking pregnancy/baby stuff, so feel free to twitter-bug me anytime.

    Yay for you and Ben!


  17. Isalys November 17, 2011 / 2:45 pm

    Squeeee!!! How exciting! Congratulations mommma 😀 Is this your first?

    I wish you a happy & healthy pregnancy!


  18. Shauna November 17, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    Congratulations to you and Ben! I am glad to hear you are feeling better! This is very exciting news!


  19. zibilee November 17, 2011 / 5:34 pm

    Oh my gosh! This is fantastic news, and I am so happy for you two! Babies are so wonderful and exciting, and I am so thrilled that your little family will be expanding in the not too distant future! Congratulations and warm regards from over here! You guys will be great parents!


  20. Laura November 17, 2011 / 10:46 pm

    Congratulations! Hope you are feeling up to reading soon!


  21. Carrie K. November 17, 2011 / 11:54 pm

    Congratulations! What fantastic news. 🙂 One of the books I enjoyed most was The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy – very humorous.


  22. Erin November 18, 2011 / 2:21 pm

    I have no help or advice to offer, only a huge congratulations!!! How exciting 😀


  23. Sarah November 19, 2011 / 9:13 am

    Congrats!!!! I’ve never been pregnant so I don’t have any book suggestions. But congrats again! Happy for you 🙂


  24. Vishy November 19, 2011 / 11:48 am

    This is wonderful news, Michelle! Congratulations to you and Ben!


  25. Tara November 19, 2011 / 4:53 pm

    Congratulations!! i’m sure you and the hubs are beyond excited 🙂


  26. Megan B. November 20, 2011 / 11:14 am

    Yay! I really loved Your Best Birth, as well as the documentary that preceded it- The Business of Being Born. I also really liked The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth. Snobby title, but it was honestly the most helpful book to me.


  27. Gayle November 20, 2011 / 12:50 pm

    Congratulations! I hope you start feeling better soon! I am right behind you -10 weeks- and finding it hard to get any reading done!


    • Michelle November 21, 2011 / 11:14 am

      Congratulations to you, too!


  28. Meg November 21, 2011 / 11:22 am

    Oh wow — a very huge congratulations to you and Ben!


  29. Iris November 21, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    You have completely surprised me. What wonderful news! Congratulations!


  30. Jenny November 21, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    Wow, congratulations!!!


  31. BookishlyFab November 21, 2011 / 10:06 pm

    Congrats again! The only pregnancy book I’ve liked is the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, but I’m fond of a more clinical approach to the subject so anything “girlfriendish” is not for me.


  32. trish November 21, 2011 / 10:57 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I can’t wait to follow along on your journey!


  33. Alita November 23, 2011 / 12:59 pm

    Whhhat? How did I completely miss this?? Congrats, Michelle!!!


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