Sunday, October 01, 2006

Books ( I *heart* books)

If you know me, you know my obsession with books.I've had this obsession since I was young. My mom would read to me every night, (or play the kazoo, my favorite and hers being "The Brady Bunch theme"), and sometimes I would read the books to her from memory. As a teacher of young children, I have collected books for almost 10 years now, adding to the collection every month or every shopping spree, saying "this will be for my children someday". I love books. Love the smell of them, love getting so engrossed in one that I can't put it down, love hearing that new authors I love have new books coming out. I love watching and enjoying young children enjoy books as much as I do. I love acting out the stories as I read them dramatically to the children I teach, and the children I love. The library is my friend. And luckily, we live 1 block away from one!
And, if you know me, you know that my favorite gift to friends of mine (or family) with kids is books.

My hunt for the "egg donor" children's books began before Keifer was even conceived. I looked and looked, but only came up with 2 or 3 books that cover this subject. Two of these books are impossible to find -- one is called "A Part was Given and an Angel was Born". I found it on Amazon yesterday, and *gasp* the price was $42 for this book. WHAT? Obviously I need help searching for this book in other avenues (help, anyone?). Another book I found located in Melbourne, Australia, through an IVF clinic. It is called "Sometimes it Takes Three to Make a Baby". I've emailed this clinic and hope to hear back from them. Keifer's book collection (already big and growing, as I can't stop the insanity of "just one more book" for his/her bookshelves) NEEDS these books, so we can explain the love behind the way we conceived him/her. He/she will also know all about his/her special Auntie Mooshie, who gave her special "cells" to make him/her.

Then, tonight, I stumbled on a new blog about a couple going through egg donation, and she had this link in her blog. "Mommy, was your tummy big?". I'm in tears as I "read it" online. Just click on the title, and you too can read it. The sweetness of it, the simplicity, and the love you can feel in it. This book is perfect for CJ, myself, and our precious Keifer. I need to go wipe my eyes again now. *sigh*.


Lori said...

OMG, I love that book! What a sweet story, what sweet illustrations... so perfect!

Piccinigirl said...

I love books too and am so glad you are finding lots of them for Keifer. You are going to a WONDERFUL mommy.



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