When I found out that I was expecting my first daughter WAY back in 1996, I was already packing my bags for a summer internship in Russia with CandyMan. There was no time to visit the doctor or even tell the exciting news to our friends and family. I left for Russia, armed with my Russian dictionary and a brand new copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
I poured over every single page of that book multiple times during the 3 months that we were in Russia, and the next several months as I finished out my pregnancy. At times it was my only resource. I had nobody to call with my millions of questions – no doctor, no next door neighbor, no best friend who’d already had a baby. I was full of questions and my only consolation was my husband (who was much less informed than me) and my book.
The Russian ladies that I met while I was there were no help. Eat this – Don’t eat that (I had plenty of sardines and dried fish shoved at me). And spin a piece of thread above your hand to find out what sex you’ll be having.
I got plenty of advice in Russia, and I don’t think I used an ounce of it.
That book saved my sanity.
Closet Full of Carter’s Sweepstakes
Carter’s, my absolute favorite brand of young children’s clothing (you’d never believe how much Carter’s clothing I have bought over the years!), is featured in the movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting, due in theaters May 18 (I am so excited for this movie to come out. It looks hilarious)!
To celebrate the launch of the movie, Carter’s is hosting “A Closet Full of Carter’s Sweepstakes” on Facebook and giving away over $12,000 in prizes. You can enter to win the $5,000 Carter’s gift card grand prize or one of the many other giveaways by entering DAILY (from April 16 until May 18) on Facebook on your mobile device.
Sweepstakes details: No Purchase Necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited by law. Participants must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Promotion begins April 16, 2012 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends May 18, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Limit one (1) entry per person, per day. Complete Official Rules available at facebook.com/carters. Note: the sponsor of this sweepstakes is the William Carter Company. Facebook is not a Sponsor of this Sweepstakes.
What did YOU expect?
What one piece of advice was the most meaningful to you as an expecting mom? What advice would you share with other expecting moms? Be rest assured that you will find plenty to relate to in this spring’s film What to Expect When You’re Expecting, coming to theaters May 18! And keep an eye out for adorable baby clothing essentials from Carter’s, the premiere children’s clothing featured in the movie!
Disclosure: Carter’s partnered with bloggers such as me to promote their upcoming feature in the movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” As part of the program, I received product or gift cards. Carter’s believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words, and therefore did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products I used. Carter’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.
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