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Magan: What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff

What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee Hathaway, Sharon Mazel Publication Date: February 1, 2002 Publisher: Workman Publishing Pages: 597 Target audience: Pregnant women! Keywords: babies, pregnancy, expecting a baby, books to read while pregnant Format read: Whelp, I haven’t actually read it… yet. Summary: Are you really confused right now? Do you need an explanation. Continue reading […]

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December 22, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Annual End of Year Book Survey – 2013 Edition! - […] up to their readers and discuss personal issues like Magan’s reflection on foster care and pregnancy announcement make the experience seems all the more personal and allows their readers to connect with them on a […]

November 5, 2013 - 8:00 am

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Rather Be Reading! - […] kind of goes without saying that one of my favorite moments to get to share with you guys was announcing my pregnancy. My whole body was shaking that day as I read your comments, received your tweets/texts, and sobbed […]

August 11, 2013 - 10:31 am

Alexa Y. - I’ve already told you this, but I want to post an official comment on this post because it’s AMAZING. Congratulations to you + D! I can’t think of 2 people more suited to be parents, and I think it’s such a beautiful blessing for you both. Can’t wait to see your little family expand! So excited for Baby Blasig 🙂

August 9, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Kari - Your post just brought tears to my eyes! I’m SO happy for your expanding family! I know what it’s like to be trying for years and see friends being blessed with not one, but two, three and even for kids (one friend of mine is pregnant with baby number SIX). My husband and I welcomed our first baby earlier this year (February 1st!), and we’re beyond grateful for him and the joy he brings to our lives every day. Enjoy every second of your pregnancy! Spend time cherishing your little one as he or she continues to grow and develop inside you (okay, that sounds weird, but hopefully you know what I mean!). Happy, happy day! 🙂

August 8, 2013 - 11:19 pm

Katelyn - I know this comment is getting to you a bit late but I just wanted to let you know that I am so incredibly happy for you and Dustyn! I saw you mention this something in one of your Instagram pics and had to hurry on over to your blog to see what was going on(please don’t be freaked out I was stalking your pics, they’re always just so cute!). But anyways, getting back on track, this post most definitely brought tears to my eyes in the best way possible. I just know that this little baby is going to be so loved and that your little family is going to be even more adorable <3

August 6, 2013 - 12:19 am

elena - I’ve already said this before but AHHHHH SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! Cannot wait to see your new baby and I already know you are a fantastic mother!!! Good luck with everything and please keep me updated xx

August 5, 2013 - 10:06 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - MAGAN, you must think I’m the worst friend ever! I’m LATE LATE to the party, but that doesn’t mean I’m any less excited and thrilled and overjoyed at this news. I’m SO thrilled, SO happy, and I just don’t know what to say except that my face hurts from smiling so big. It really does. It probably looks really goofy but I don’t even care. I’m so sorry you didn’t hear from me sooner, but I’m toasting you and Dustyn RIGHT THIS SECOND, right here in my PJ’s. Now my prayers have expanded to included two babies! How exciting. I love it. 1 Samuel 1:27 NIV

August 4, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - Congratulations, Magan! Such a beautiful post, and such exciting news! Have a wonderful, healthy pregnancy and enjoy every step of it.

Also, I am loving your current hair colour, and you look fantastic in that photo, it looks like pregnancy is treating you well.

August 3, 2013 - 2:08 pm

Magan - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU ALL! I read all of your comments with tears streaming down my face. Getting to share the news felt so amazing and I’m so grateful for this little moment in our lives. So happy we get to share it with all of you. Thank you for all the love and support! I’m overwhelmed (in the best of ways!) by you guys! xoxoxo

August 2, 2013 - 8:37 pm

Annette - Your story brought tears to my eyes. I have several family members who have difficulty getting pregnant. One has two children now. One is still waiting and hoping.

Congratulations. Really…I’m so happy for you and your family. God bless you.

August 1, 2013 - 7:57 pm

picturemereading - Congratulations! That is an amazing story 🙂

August 1, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I exploded with love all over Twitter yesterday….I’m SO happy for you, Magan. Then, I popped over here to read your post, had a good cry, but couldn’t comment because I couldn’t see the screen through the tears. Perhaps it’s because all of the memories are all so fresh in my mind, but I just can’t wait for you to experience every amazing moment that pregnancy has to offer! I had an inkling of the struggles that you’d been through getting to this point, but you’ve explained it SO eloquently in this post that I just want to give you a massive hug for real.

July 31, 2013 - 10:05 pm

Sash - I’m overjoyed that you’re having a baby! 🙂 I know that you’ll be a great mother. Maybe you’ll even get into audiobooks so the little one can listen to books soon too! 🙂 So happy for you and Dustyn! Muah!

July 31, 2013 - 6:47 pm

Jenny - So very excited for you!! I loved every second of my pregnancy and max is more than I ever could have imagined… I wish the same for you and so much more!!

July 31, 2013 - 6:42 pm

kristi wright - So many happy thoughts coming your way. Congratulations!!! xoxo

July 31, 2013 - 5:48 pm

VeganYANerds - I am so, so happy for you guys! Enjoy every minute of it 🙂 xoxox

July 31, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Tara - I am so unbelievably happy for you and Dustyn!! You are already an amazing mom and baby #2 will be lucky to have you. My positive thoughts will be with you throughout your entire pregnancy 🙂 And I expect baby bump pics stat!

July 31, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Christine @ Oh, Chrys! - This is such amazing, sweet news! I loved the creative way you announced. Wish you the best with your pregnancy! Congratulations!

July 31, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Katie @ Mundie Moms - I AM SO HAPPY for you guys! I am literally in tears for you! I am so, so happy! Seriously! Congratulations! What an amazing time in your lives. You are such an amazing person, and I have always thought of you as an anchor of strength. Now I seriously want to go out and buy you baby items. I am dancing around for you. Enjoy this moment Magan! I could not be any happier for your family!

July 31, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Lori - I already told you that this made me cry, but I just read it again and got teary all over again! It took us a long time to get pregnant and we had given up for about a year and accepted it wasn’t going to happen…and then it did. Now I can’t imagine a life without that little guy. So this makes me extra thrilled for you guys.
I absolutely loved being pregnant and I miss it! I hope that yours continues to be smooth and that you enjoy it as much as I did. It’s such an amazing time. Just want until you start feeling that baby move! There’s nothing like it. Oh, and I never had bad morning sickness, but brushing my teeth made me throw up 3 out of 5 times lol. I’m going to stop rambling now, but I just gets so excited about pregnancy and babies these days.

Congrats again. You guys are already wonderful parents!

July 31, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Randi M - Happy anniversary & CONGRATULATIONS! I can’t even begin to imagine how hard the last few years have been for your family. Great news is great. 🙂

July 31, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Tressa - Congratulations! 🙂

July 31, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Nikki @ The Paper Sea - Such exciting news! I am so happy for you and Dustyn! Congratulations, and I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well!

July 31, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Cynthia - Congratulations Magan!!!!! I’m so happy for you!!! =D and she looks lovely already in that ultrasound.

July 31, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Daisy - OMG!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! 😀 I’m so happy for you guys!!!

July 31, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Elora Nicole - Welp. I’m crying. This is beautiful, Magan. SO EXCITED FOR YOU. <3

July 31, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - Congratulations! I’m so happy for you Magan, here’s to a healthy and happy pregnancy for you! 🙂

July 31, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Elissa - I’m so happy for you, Magan. And this is so wonderfully written; I don’t consider myself maternal by any means but reading about how you felt when you saw the positive test made me want to cry for you (with happiness). What an amazing family you guys are!!!

July 31, 2013 - 1:13 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - AHHHH congrats, Magan!!!! That story brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing your story and I am just over the moon for you guys! I’m so happy for you! xoxo

July 31, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Jessie @ Jessie Marie Reads - Oh. My. Goodness. CONGRATULATIONS! I’m in a puddle of my own tears of joy for you and yours and am so excited. What a beautiful story with a fantastic ending and the most promising of futures. Ah! Babies. Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations and best wishes for a super awesome pregnancy. : )

July 31, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - AAAAAAH! I am sitting here at work, CRYING because I am SO, SO HAPPY for you guys!! And just another reminder of things happening when their meant to, gosh, what wonderful news, Magan. I wish I could totally hug you right nooooow!

July 31, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Allison L - Ahhh Magan! I’m teary eyed right now because I’m so happy for you. Congratulations!! <3

July 31, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Hazel - I’m real happy for you guys!!! Congratulations!!!!

July 31, 2013 - 12:22 pm

Elizabeth @ Don't Take My Books Away - Congratulations! It is such a joy to be a parent (as I am sure your foster daughter has already taught you) and pregnancy is a really special time. I hope you enjoy it, even with its discomforts. And SO SO soon there will be a precious little baby to cuddle and love and watch grow– SO much fun!

July 31, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Betty - YAY!!! Congratulations!!!!! <3 This post literally made me tear up! So many of my friends have struggled to get pregnant or have gone through miscarriages. Pregnancy seems so simple and natural, yet it isn't always that easy! So so soooo happy for you– wish you all the absolute best!!!

July 31, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - OMG, congratulations! That’s so amazing. Your baby was suppose to be born on my birthday (aka Justin Timberlake’s birthday). How funny!

AHHH, I’m seriously dying of happiness right now for the both of you. I know how long you’ve wanted this and already know what an amazing mother you are and will be. I hope the baby likes being photographed!

July 31, 2013 - 12:08 pm


July 31, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Melissa Walker - AHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I love everything, everything, everything about the way you’ve expressed yourself here, and I am so happy for you guys. Your home is already full of love, it’s clear. What a lucky, lucky baby.

July 31, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Rachel - I totally skipped this post at first because I thought it was something else, but oh my gosh! I’m so so excited for you! Reading your story almost had me in tears I’ve known people in your position. Eeek! Best news ever 🙂

July 31, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Cassie - OH MY GODDDDDDDDDD Congratulations sweetheart!!! I HAVE NO DOUBT YOU WILL TREASURE EVERY MOMENT!! <3 congratttttttttttttttsssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 31, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Everything happens for a reason <3 I love you sweet friend!

July 31, 2013 - 11:54 am

Ashley - I know I’ve told you this on instagram (heartontheline) and twitter (_ash) and we’re new friends, but I am so, so, so, so happy for you. Filled with love and joy for you. That baby (and your foster baby) are so lucky.

July 31, 2013 - 11:42 am

daphne - I don’t even know you and this has made me so happy. I’m so excited for you to become a mom. It’s a beautiful journey and it seems like you & your hubby are starting out on the right foot. Congratulations! I know you’re gonna be wonderful parents and your baby (and foster baby girl) are very lucky to have you guys.

July 31, 2013 - 11:40 am

Natalie @ books, etc - Congratulations Magan!!! I am so so happy for you guys <3

July 31, 2013 - 11:38 am

Morgan Rooks - Oh my goodness, what exciting news!! Congratulations!! Sending good vibes for a happy, healthy pregnancy!