Instant mom / Nia Vardalos
Book | HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers | 2013 | First edition.

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First edition.
vi, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mom, but Mother Nature and modern medicine stood in her way. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only fourteen hours' notice, she adopted a preschooler. This is Vardalos's hilarious and poignant true chronicle of trying to become a mother while fielding nosy "frenemies" and Hollywood reporters. With her signature wit and candor, she describes her and husband Ian Gomez's bumpy road to parenting, how they found their daughter, and what happened next. Vardalos includes a comprehensive how-to-adopt section and explores innovative ways to conquer the challenges all new moms face, from sleep to personal grooming. She learns that whether via biology, relationship, or adoption--motherhood comes in many forms.
This is the before-I-start-typing prologue -- Birth -- A fistfight with Mother Nature -- When? -- Happy May Sucks Day -- "I have bad news" -- The road to adoption -- Almost there -- Soon -- Then, one day... -- Getting to know you -- What's in a name anyway? -- The ritual -- Waiting to be finalized -- Move that cot -- The kids are all right -- Firsts -- Adoption day -- That stupid class -- Greek baptism -- Where's the off switch? -- More than our bodies -- Mother Nurture -- The real stuff -- The wonder years -- Navigating Mom World -- Run like a girl -- This is the how-to-adopt appendix.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-280).
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