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The Second Nine Months
One Woman Tells the Real Truth About Becoming a Mom. Finally.

Reading this book felt like sitting down to a glass (or three) of wine with a
best friend
a friend brave enough to tell you that the first few months (years)
of motherhood are not one giant Hallmark moment. From page one I was
riveted, laughing and moved
and felt so much less alone! But the last page,
the only thing missing for me was Vicki's phone number.

-Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay

When her daughter Blair was born, Vicki experienced that first blast of maternal bliss that she assumed would carry her through the next nine months of sleepless nights, showerless days, and all the other challenges that come with a new baby. So why did she so quickly begin to doubt herself? Why was she convinced she could do nothing right? Why was the whole transition into motherhood so difficult for her? Because no one told her the real truth about just how hard it would be.

Finally, Vicki lays out the unvarnished truth about those first months with baby: The worry over whether you’re bonding enough. The fear that you’re the only woman on earth who lacks the “maternal gene.” The shock at your body’s transformation into a machine that sprays milk. The guilt you feel when fantasizing about going back to your 9-to-5 job. The exhaustion that makes you want to kill your husband, your mother, your dog. And, most of all, the struggle to balance who you were with whom you’ve become – a mother.

With chapters like “Shock and Awe,” “I am Wrong. I am Invisible. I am Mother,” “See Mommy Run. Run, Mommy, Run,” and “It’s Going to Suck,” Vicki speaks to any mom who has ever had an “off” day and especially to moms who sometimes feel as if they’re drowning in a world that every other woman seems naturally equipped for. The more mothers Vicki talked to, the more she realized we all harbor our own fears and inadequacies – ones we don’t dare talk about lest we be labeled a bad mom. Irreverent, funny, and brutally honest, Vicki breaks the New Mother Code of Silence, opening the door for other mothers to do the same. She connects with new moms on a shockingly intimate level, letting them know they are not alone – and making them laugh along the way. (Da Capo Press)

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