Knocked Up: Confessions of a Hip Mother-to-be
this is the unfortunately true story of rebecca eckler, a sassy city girl newspaper columnist who became accidentally pregnant on the evening of her engagement party to her long-distance ...more
Even having no experience with childbirth or raising children, I remember rolling my eyes when she scheduled a C-section so as not to be inconvenienced by labour. Christ, honey, you are having a child! You are going to be inconvenienced for the next 18 years! No, f ...more
The book is meant to be a funny true story about a 29 year old woman who endures her first unexpected pregnancy. Eckler has written the book in the style of a diary. So you see her day to day events, sometimes hour by hour, or even quarter hour by quarter hour depending on how much of a meltdown she's having. I spent most of this book angry at the author for being shal ...more
Ik kwam Bevrucht tegen tijdens de laatste Boekenbeurs in Maastricht. Als happy single en (nog) jonge vrouw is kinderen krijgen iets waar ik me totaal nog niet mee bezig hou. Het is iets voor later, als ik een vriend heb. Als ik samenwoon en misschien dan niet eens. Het staat nog geheel open ter discussie en is op dit moment een totaal onbelangrijk punt op mijn agenda. Toch trok dit boek over moeder worden me op de een of andere manier aan. Zeke...more
1) "Some of the websites suggest that I get to know my basal body temperature. I don't know what basal body temperature is, nor do I own a thermometer. I always thought that basal was an herb."
2) "Who made the decision, I wondered, to place the home pregnancy tests on the same shelf as the condoms? As if I didn't already feel silly enough without a box of condoms mocking me."
I eventually stopped writing ...more
This was an easy book to get through and it is always nice to know that people go through similar stuff when they are pregnant. I didn't like that she never gave her fiance or cute single guy a name. I also didn't realize that it was based on a true story until the end. This made it all that much better.
I wish it would have remained forgotten.
Celebrating their engagement, Eckler is completely trashed and 'begs' her fiance to 'stay inside her'. She wakes up the next morning, completely ...more