Wednesday, March 16, 2011

YOU'LL LOSE THE BABY WEIGHT by Dawn Meehan

Winner Announced!
Wendi from Louisiana ...
who commented, "I am not a child bearing woman but would love to be a part of it vicariously!"
You have won Dawn Meehan's book. Please send me your full name and mailing address at stephanieelliot@gmail.com. Maybe you can send this to a friend who is expecting or just laugh at Dawn's pregnancy antics -- she is a hilarious writer! Thanks for entering everyone! More books to come!




Book: You'll Lose the Baby Weight (and other Lies about Pregnancy & Childbirth)

Author: Dawn Meehan

Website: Because I Said So

Today’s book might only relate to some of you but it’s by a hilarious author mom friend of mine, Dawn Meehan, who is mom to six kids and an amazing woman, talented author and hilarious blogger! I could go on and on about Dawn, really! She blogs at Because I Said So, and it’s a real bummer that I moved from the Chicago area because she was a great friend there. She’s also a terrific BlogHer roommate who likes to nap just as much as I do! Miss you Dawn!

The book she’s offering up today is You’ll Lose the Baby Weight (and other Lies about pregnancy and childbirth), and with six kids, she knows ALL about it.

Laugh-out-loud chapters in You’ll Lose the Baby Weight include:

–Am I Pregnant or Is Aunt Flo Knocking?
–The “Do You Weigh More Than an Elephant?” Test
–Tinkle Tinkle Little Star
–The Dolly Parton Syndrome
–I Just Have a Taste for a Cheeseburger Topped with Caramel Sauce and Calamari
Whether you’ve already had your babies, you’re pregnant, you’re thinking about getting pregnant, or you’ve been INSIDE somebody’s womb (haha!) Dawn Meehan’s You’ll Lose the Baby Weight (and OTHER LIES about pregnancy and childbirth) is a laugh-out-loud book.

Dawn’s book makes it easy to laugh through all of the rough times of pregnancy but still makes sure you remember the joyful parts of it too – that the end result is a bouncing beautiful baby that’s yours for the making! And if you’re NOWHERE near the baby-making phase, this is a fun book to give as a gift too!

You can leave a PICK ME comment, or a pregnancy-related comment – your call!

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Please leave a comment, and all those who do will qualify to win You'll Lose the Baby Weight! I’ll draw the winner in a couple of days and I will post the winner’s name at the TOP of this post, in the highlighted area.


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142 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG. I think I can safely say that this is the book that I'm going to relate to the most on your wonderful list! As a sleep deprived mother of two, the title alone has me in stitches! So, please, pick me! :)

Colbey J

Angie M. Parks said...

Sounds like a book I need to read. I am currently pregnant with my second child due July 4th and my first born will be 11 in May; so I am really starting over.

Karen said...

Sounds awesome! My "baby" that I gained 95 pounds with (preeclampsia) is 21 and I'm stuck in perpetual "pregnancy weight-opia" - which totally does not rock. Look forward to reading this one! :) ktmixon315

Anonymous said...

I read Dawn's blog every day. I would love to have her book!

Thanks for the great book giveaways.

-Donna W.

Bee said...

It sounds really funny - it's seems like a great book.

-Bee H.

IandSsmom said...

Oh I love it! We call it Aunt Flo in my family- well our favorite Aunt Flo!! LOL oh and Pick Me!!!

LizzyBethDJ said...

One of my dear friends just announced that she is pregnant. Having lost two before this, she's (rightfully) nervous. All is going well (she's in week 14) so I would love to give her something to laugh to and help her relax. So, IF I win the gift will immediately be regifted with a request to borrow it when she finishes it. :)

Homestead Jen said...

Well, I've had my babies, but this sounds like a great book.

Anne said...

This book is right up my alley...pregnant with my 3rd in 3 years (Big will turn 3 one month before baby is born). If I can find time to read :)

Anne Beth

Anonymous said...

Trying to lose the baby weight now. Everyone says it will come off in time. Meanwhile I'm enjoying the beautiful, and doesn't-sleep-through-the-night-yet reason there are a few more lbs on my waist line.
Amy S.

kathygold9778 said...

I Love babies and love my kids but hate being pregnant...I know I'll love this book! Thanks!

Crystal said...

No babies yet.

unless you count my furbabies.

so.....pick me! pick me!

Crystal717

Christine in NJ said...

PICK ME! Haha! Dawn was my first introduction to the world of BLOGS when a friend sent me one of her first Blogs about shopping with 6 kids!... and from there I quickly found MaNiC MoMMy! I even have a SIGNED copy of Because I Said So by Dawn... LOVE HER!...

Christine

Domesticated Gal said...

My favorite baby-advice line is "Cherish every moment - you'll never get it back." Especially those moments when my child is standing up in his bath, pooping in slo-mo as I desperately try to decide if I can get him on the toilet fast enough w/o letting him fall in. By the time I've decided to go for it? He's finished and is now wallowing in it. I consider it his payback for not letting him play in the toilet.

Kristi said...

I've never had children BUT I'm a NICU nurse so I feel like babies and postpartum women are a huge part of my life... this book looks great!

Kristi Hooke

Leah B said...

I am 10 days away from my due date with my first and could use a good laugh these days! I would love to win this book.

valerie said...

not pregnant... but i could pre-read this!!

StephRochelle said...

My best friend is preggers right now, and she would totally love this book!

Debbie said...

I was able to leap tall buildings in a single bound when I was pregnant and I loved it!! Debydew110

jdstec said...

my son and daughter in law have a 7 month old and would love this book (after I read it )

Carla said...

I am past the Aunt Flo and babymaking years but would love a good belly laugh. Still some jiggle from my baby 31 years ago.

Susan said...

I have gone thru 4 pregnancies and still have a sense of humor. I would love to win this book - I would read it first for the laughs and then I would pass it on to the next pregnant women I know. The gift that keeps on giving!

Thanks!
Suzebomb

Amy Nichole G said...

For someone who is trying to get pregnant, this book will either give me some guidance or scare the bejeezes out of me!

Amy R. said...

I've never been pregnant nor have a child - but it sounds like a hilarious read! I'm sure it'll come in handy some day!

BrendaBMarion said...

I have a co-worker who is pregnant for the first time and this seems much kinder than me having to burst her bubble about all things kid-related!

Sarah Lashua said...

I don't have babies, but it might be a good gift for someone who does have children.

Jana said...

I am going to leave a pick me comment...no kids, but still would like to read.

Jana B

Carie Casey said...

Still working on my baby weight.

Clynnc

buttah said...

I can totally relate to the crap that no one tells you can happen to your body AFTER pregnancy...the second my little one was pulled from my womb my hormones when haywire and have never recovered, leading to hypotyroidism and now at the age of 33 I am in perimenopause...all because I had a baby...but trust me I wouldn't trade him for the world!
Buttah

Krystal said...

I am 16 weeks pregnant with my second. This sounds like a perfect nighttime read. :) I hope I win this one!

Krystal Dyer

Chelsea Hoffman said...

Nope. Not pregnant, or wanting to be, or needing to be, or anything just yet. Sounds funny though?

Logan Collins said...

No babies yet. I was talking to my parents about that and said maybe in 10 years. MY PARENTS said maybe in 5. Wow when did I grow up!

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

Something tells me this book will scare me about having a baby! But alas the ends justify the means!

DaphneSFL said...

I am currently in the "do I want to or not" phase of my life about having kids, this would be great. I keep leaning toward don't.

Anonymous said...

Not for me at the moment but would love to give it to my girlfriend and know she'll have it for me when its my turn!

Angelini197

Kirsten said...

Oh I've been waiting for you to have Dawn's book! Pick Me! :-)
Kirsten R.

Kas said...

No babies here, yet! Therefore, I think I need to read this book in order to figure out what I might be getting myself into... :)

Kassie H.

LynnBelo said...

pick me! Looks hilarious!

Tiffany Drew said...

This looks like a fun one :)

Casey said...

maybe I can use this one day! in the mean-time, entering to win the big giveaway at the end

The Jagow Family said...

Being pregnant now, this looks like a book I must read and SOON!

michelle jagow

Sadie said...

Fingers Crossed! I'm not quite there yet, but this book's story are probably in my VERY near future. Wink!

Jenn3128 said...

I just sneezed and wet my pants a little :(

Ready To Be A Momma said...

no babies, but hopefully soon! this one sounds like a good read!
qweska8402

lisa justus said...

Would have loved to have this book laying around while I was pregnant with any of my three children. I could really have used a laugh sometimes. Each of them was nearly 10 pounds so by the end I resembled a blimp, and started to lose my sense of humor. This book sounds like it would have provided a laugh or two.

Melissa said...

I'll go with the pick me comment today.
-tmd636

Jessica said...

Pick me! I've never been pregnant but it sounds interesting. =]
-Jessica

Neckmeat said...

PICK ME! PICK ME! LOL I <3 Dawn & she's the reason I found you! So YEAH!! :)

Melissa said...

I love the book just for its title! Melissa Rem

Mom'sLove said...

Still trying to lose the baby weight, as my daught goes into her senior year... hummm, I need to read this book..
I'm back!
Aaammmmaaaaannnnndddddaaaaaa

april said...

Hah -- I'm still trying to lose my "baby weight" too! EIGHT YEARS LATER!
:)

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

After 4 kids I can definitely relate to the title. Sounds hilarious even if I am done being pregnant. I'll pass it on to my SIL who is pregnant w/ her 1st!

Lilianarenee said...

I would love this book. My boyfriend of two years has a 2 and a half year old so thats where I get my baby fix. But im ready for my own. We decided to start trying next year and I would love this as a pre-read.

Jeffie Laura said...

I've got a pregnant friend that would LOVE this book.

Bridget said...

My daughter is pregnant with her first now. I think this would be great for her to read.
Iambtinrb

Carly said...

As someone who is getting ready to start trying, I think this is a must read.
Pick Me! =)

Carly Haynes

Natalie said...

Would love to read this book. I always joke with friends that they need to write down everthing they go through with their pregnancies, in a composition book, then pass it along because there are so many books out there that don't keep it real! I'd want information that wasn't sugar-coated but was just straight up! Not pregnant yet, but recently married in November and after a belated honeymoon next month, we are gonna give it a go. This book looks like its informative and keeps the funny comin'! Would love a copy.
~ Natalie M. in VA

Jules said...

It may not apply to me-but I have a pregnant friend I"d love to give it to.

The Poty's said...

This book sounds very funny. Would love to read it!

Anonymous said...

I can so relate to this book! I'm a mom of four! My last baby was huge and swear my body fell apart, lol. But my 10 pound daughter was well worth it :)

Laura Kay
anovelreview

equinn726 said...

This book sounds hilarious! Hoping to get pregnant!

Tyra said...

I would love, love, love to get this book!! We are currently trying to have a baby, so this would be a great one to add to my list!

Nanette said...

I am SO glad this phase of my life is over but I would LOVE to give this book as a gift! Nanette

michelle mierczewski said...

I cannot believe all these great books seem like they are written just for me!!!

Brenda L B said...

Oh yeah...been there but the funny thing is that makes people mad when I say that I LOVED being pregnant. I never had morning sickness. Brenda L B

Ally said...

I'm about to have baby #3 in 2 weeks and this book looks great!

Dani In Chicago said...

I wont relate. but still sounds like a fun read.

dani patarazzi

Hawkzter said...

Pick me, pick me!! Just kidding, though a friend of mine just had a baby two weeks ago and sounds as though she is back to her pre-baby weight just through breast feeding. The human body is amazing!

Ronit said...

I love Dawn's blog. :) Pick me! Ronit W

Beverly Victoria said...

My baby is 18, and I still haven't lost the "baby weight"!

Holly W said...

No babies for me yet but in a few years this will be relevant. Looks hilarious!

Anonymous said...

baby #2 is due late Sept... not looking forward to "trying" to loose the baby weight. this would be a great read while on maternity leave.

xx (fingers crossed)

~Nattygirrl

Dulcibella said...

I've had all the babies I'm going to have, and I would still enjoy reading Dawn's book!

Nikko's Mommy said...

Sounds good!! I actually should still be pregnant but I had my little Nicholas 1 month ago today...he was born a bit to early 34/35 weeks but healthy and strong and i'm loving every minute of mommyhood....even the sleepless nights!!:)

---Nikko's Mommy

KingerMom said...

oh i LOVE Dawn!!
I remember having A baby with a TON of hair and Everyone seeing the baby for the first time would say ( did you have heartburn?! ) and I DIDN'T! ha! take that old wives tales!

-"PICK ME"-

CariLynn said...

No babies yet...but they are in the grand plan. Give me something to look forward to. :) CariLynn

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a funny read! Pick me, pick me!!

Anonymous said...

No kids, so no pregnancy comment but I will def read when then time is right!

Erika L. said...

I have never been pregnant, but I hope to be one day.

TinaPow said...

This book is so for me.....I just gave birth to my baby girl 3 weeks ago! Bring it on!

Anonymous said...

I'm done, done, done with that part of my life but I could see it would be fun to read in the middle of it.

fanficfan44

Sarah S. said...

As a currently pregnant woman who is still carrying her baby weight from baby number one, I say....PICK ME!!!

Sarah S.
sslinsky@hvc.rr.com

Sherry Bercu said...

Well at least my 6 year old son is my biggest fan and loves my baby fat. So much that when he grows up he told me that he too will have squishy wife and that squishy people are cuter:)

Anonymous said...

Pick Me! - Jill Fay

jne said...

Since I'm not pregnant, I'll just say PICK ME!! Even though I'm hoping to start trying here very soon!

kristinrose said...

no baby for me yet, but one day!

Erin Goff said...

While I'm all done having babies, this sounds like a funny book.

A.C. Morris said...

I'm four weeks away from having my first baby and this book sounds like it's exactly what I need!!

Kristin J said...

Pick me!

Anonymous said...

I always say BECAUSE I SAID SO!!! patti cole

Ronda C. in B'ham said...

Why is it so hard to lose that baby weight. 4 years later I am still trying. Sure it has nothing to do with the dark chocolate reese's cups that I just ate.

crabbymommy said...

I still haven't lost the pregnancy weight from the first one (now 3) and I'm trying for another one. I think I could so relate to this book.

LaVonneW said...

Pick me...Pick me! LOL

Kristi said...

I'm just entering today so it counts for the month. You can give me a pass for this as I'm done having kids. My girls are
24, 18 and 13.

I do have to say though that none of these books were around to help me when I was pregnant and that's so not fair.
Kristi Marie W.

Anonymous said...

sounds like a fantastic book....pick me please!

Julie P

my3texasboys said...

Love Dawn and her witty way with words.

Angela W.

Chick Hatchers said...

This is my entry! My bloggy name is Chick Hatchers, but others know me as Kymberlie Stefanski.

Anonymous said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Jo (from the frozen north)

Siobhan said...

Ooh ooh ooh! I'm 4 months pregnant with my first and would love to win this book!

Ginny Williams said...

PICK ME PICK ME!
I've been trying to win a copy of this book every time she puts it on her site.
I'm unemployed, and the little money I do have coming in is already going towards keeping the roof over the kids heads, and food in the belly.
PICK ME PICK ME
name: Ginny Williams

Amie (of Amie and Brad) said...

I asked my husband for this book as a push present for #4 coming in July. I got Because I Said So as a push present for #3. She is so funny and I can almost relate to the chaos, I couldn't imagine 6.

Wendi from Louisiana said...

I am not a child bearing woman but would love to be a part of it vicariously!

Wendi from Louisiana

ginger said...

LOVE!! LOVE !!reading her book and blog!!

Michell @Girl in Air said...

PICK ME!!! After having my baby...I left the hospital looking like I still was 9 months pregnant!!! Today 19 months later...I still have NOT lost the baby weight:(

Amanda said...

Pick me! I love Dawn's blog and am finally trying to actually lose the baby weight. (We just won't discuss that my youngest is over three years old.......)

Kami said...

I love Dawn's blog! Would love to have her books!

Katrina Swiney said...

I don't have children- yet- and I can't wait to! But, I would love to read this book!!

Becs said...

Pick me because I havent been able to buy the book yet!

MaBunny said...

I would love to win Dawn's book! My baby is 12 and I wish that book was around when I was pregnant. Would love to read it,as I enjoyed her other book so much! Marcy Able

Alli said...

Don't have kids - so no pregnancy stories. So: PICK ME! Sounds great, and like a good gift idea too! :)
Alli M. Jones

Nearl said...

Sounds like an interesting book. My sister is pregnant and this sounds like a book she would love!

grandytaiko said...

My best friend just had a baby so I would love to read this book and then pass it along to her! Thanks for the chance!

Colleen Turner said...

Oh my this sounds hilarious! I can really relate! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sugar__Mama said...

i'm still blaming my weight gain on "baby weight" and my youngest baby will be 13 this year lol

MAR said...

This is easily the funniest book I've ever read. Dawn Meehan is fabulous, I have followed her blog off and on for years before becoming a mommy myself. Would love a copy to read over and over again.

Mary Anne Simicek

Nicole Marie said...

Sounds hilarious!

NicoleMG from CT

Anonymous said...

Since I don't have kids this will be a pick me comment!
RebeccaE

The Big-Bellied Beauty said...

Pick me! 1st off, love Dawn's blog, she's so funny. 2nd off, now that I have found this one, I am a huge fan of it, as well (I am an avid reader). I would love to get a copy of Dawn's book I just "discovered" her last week and have been reading everything since.

I'm also the mother of a 20 month old and am seriously considering baby #2. I need someone to talk me down off that ledge and maybe Dawn's book will rattle my momnesia enough to remember that I am not ready for another infant!

-Meghan
http://big-belliedbeautysguidetodisneyworld.blogspot.com/

Terri said...

Mother of two...would love to read this one!

Terri M. in Phoenix

MaggieDu said...

hahahaha. I don't have children yet, but I am very hopeful to have them soon. I read Jenny McCarthy's "Belly Laughs" when my sister was pregnant and thought it was hysterical. This sounds just as good.

I love real life talk over the "pregnancy is amazing all the time" talk. Count me in!

Kris said...

I love Dawn's blog and would love to read the book.

Christina said...

Sounds hilariously honest and I love that!

ChristinaL

Valerie O from Ohio said...

Been so wanting to buy this book! Mother of 2. Love to read Dawn's blog!

Meredith said...

Love Dawn, can't wait to read her book!
~MommyMer

CAnative said...

Sooooo relatable!

Nicole

lucy872 said...

This book is right up there with the book "I was a Good Mom Until I Had Kids" - you always think you got it all figured out and that it's going to be soo easy to bounce back when you haven't gone through it yet. My baby is 48-1/2 months...yup, 4-1/2 and I still have 30 lbs to go...

AndiWrite said...

My favorite pregnancy tip was to tell women, "When they say your hair will never grow as fast or as strong...they're talking about facial hair." Can't wait to see everything Dawn has to say about pregnancy!

AisforRandom said...

I'm currently knocked up so I NEED THIS

Jillybean12 said...

I loved every second of being pregnant, until it was weigh in time at the Dr.'s. This is a great book to get you out of that post baby weight funk and you can laugh the calories off.

Jenn said...

Pick me! Pick me! Mom to one and working on a second. I could really use the laughs!

Jenn Butler

mommeeof10 said...

I have 10 kids, I bet everything in the book is true. LOL.

Danielle said...

This sounds like the perfect book for me to read late at night when everyone is in bed and I need a good laugh to end the day. I am currently the exhausted mother of an almost 3 year old that never stops moving and talking even at 2 in the morning. This would make a great addition to my bookcase!

Denise said...

I've been wanting to read this book after reading her first book. Love her and her blog!!

Erica said...

My Grandmother once told me "You know you're fat when you can't see your pubic hair..." That's one great thing about being pregnant! If you can't see it, why worry about the jungle bush?! As I told my husband, it's natures defense mechanism. And no ladies, they don't shave it for you in the delivery room and when you go into labor, you really just won't care. But if you are afraid you will be worried about it, just tell yourself what I tell myself... somewhere, there is a bushier bush than mine! :) Thank you Dawn for all your laughs! <3

Anonymous said...

Love Dawn, loved her first book, would love this one too!!!


SPepper22

Melissa Braun said...

Sounds fun. My babies are adopted but apparently paper pregnancy leads to weight fain, too....

Dawn from CA said...

Not only can I relate to the title (and my youngest are almost 8!!), but the author has a GREAT first name!! LOL. :)

Dolly said...

I have a niece who is expecting, and I need to give her this book!

Karen C. said...

This sounds like the comic relief I need right now!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

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Emma S. said...

Never been pregnant, nor want to be. But I can read about others who are!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

laughing is GOOD! ")