When You Lived in My Belly
A children’s book by Jodi Meltzer Darter

A delightful month-by-month storytelling of pregnancy, When You Lived in My Belly gives children a glimpse into a past they can’t remember, and takes moms back to a time they will never forget.

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When You Lived in My Belly – A children’s book by Jodi Meltzer Darter

As a mom, Jodi Meltzer Darter answers, on average, one million questions per minute.

One day, her son interrupted his endless “Why?” barrage to inquire about their innate bond: What was it like when I lived in your belly? A delightful month-by-month storytelling of pregnancy from the perspective of both baby and mom, When You Lived in My Belly gives children a glimpse into a past they can’t remember, and takes moms back to a time they will never forget. It features kid-friendly descriptions of the developmental milestones babies reach in utero, coupled with the corresponding physical and emotional changes experienced by moms. This book also includes a page for moms to pen a personal note to their children about their individual pregnancy journey.

Jodi Meltzer Darter’s lyrical text alongside enchanting illustrations by Caryn King and Jody King Camarra create a memorable keepsake that both moms and children will cherish for generations to come.

When You Lived in My Belly

What people are saying

“A reassuring book with kid-friendly explanations that celebrate the maternal bond . . . a gentle, sweet introduction to the basics of fetal development and what pregnancy is like.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Very highly recommended.” — Midwest Book Review

“I have to say that the book is PERFECT. I enjoyed the cadence of the sentences, the choice of words, and how every stage of the pregnancy is so well described and yet so easy to understand.” — MuggleNet