Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Why Harry Potter makes me think of being pregnant

Before I got pregnant, I never had any desire to read the Harry Potter books. When they came out, I wasn't interested in reading them or seeing the movies, but for some reason when I got pregnant I decided I wanted to jump on the Harry Potter train...aka the Hogwarts Express and I'm so glad I did!
I started reading the first book in the series when I was about 20 weeks pregnant and I couldn't stop. I was hooked. By the time I got to the 7th book, my due date had arrived.
I enjoyed the books so much that I even had my husband read me part of the 7th book in the delivery room! That and popsicles can only distract a pregnant gal so long though...
Harry Potter will always have a special place in my heart. It reminds me of days spent reading in Aiden's nursery and dreaming about the day he would be born. It reminds me of the day Aiden was born and how my sweet husband did everything he could to make it a peaceful day for me. It reminds me of the many hours I spent breastfeeding my tiny little newborn while carefully balancing my book on the Boppy pillow.
I can't wait to read these books with Aiden someday. I half expected him to come out with a lighting shaped scar on his forehead! Haha.

Now the big question is, how do you follow up a series like Harry Potter? 
What should I read next?


Brittany said...

...and I'm tearing up like crazy. Harry Potter is special for me, too, but I can't imagine associating it with your own child! I might, just maybe wish he had a lightning bolt-shaped scar on his forehead, but let's be real - it's probably a good thing he doesn't. I hope he loves it as much as we do! And yes, now you're a member of the frustrating club called 'Nothing compares to HP.' I blame JK Rowling.

The Heart Of A Woman said...

This Will be an awesome story to share with him one day! I can't help you with a reading series because I don't read much! I know that's terrible but my concentration is non existent. Sure, I can blame pregnancy now, but I really never have the concentration for it!

Jennifer Prod said...

what a fun way to make the pregnancy fly by! i'm at 28 weeks now, and i find myself creating tasks to keep my mind from thinking of things other than wanting to meet that little man :) also - your bump pics are so, so cute!

Ashley Robyn said...

I have really enjoyed reading the series. I am on book 5 and it's getting really interesting. What a perfect way to spend your pregnancy :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that Rach (This Italian Family) steered me in your direction! This post is so cute! It's funny how a book can become so deeply associated with what we were doing while we were reading it. I bet HP gives you extra happy thoughts--even more than the average reader! Good luck on finding a new series...I'm still looking for one that even comes close.