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Subject: Baby Proof by Emily Griffin. I want to talk to others who have read it!
Date Posted: 9/12/2007 6:32 PM ET
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So I really am liking it so far, I am near the end, but I am not liking her choice. What does everyone else think?

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 7:56 PM ET
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I read it right after it came out. I think she's very selfish. I mean, to me this is something major that you need to discuss and work out. I don't think she's treating Ben fairly. That's just me though. :)

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 8:05 PM ET
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Yean and I think having a baby to keep someone is just so wrong. And I thought she was selfish for not even willing to think about helping her sister out with the infertility treatments.

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 8:23 PM ET
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It is wrong for her to think that. Because, it's like having a baby, but not really caring that much. That's what I got from it. I couldn't believe she wouldn't help her sister! That's awful. I would help my sister. You know?

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 8:31 PM ET
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I know and her sister obviosly would make a good mother, so I think she just didn't want her sister to use her eggs. l liked the book, but not the character, if that makes sense. And Jess bugged me, what a hoochie.                  Ok I need to stop getting so into the books I read :)

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 8:38 PM ET
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I do the same thing about getting into books too much. I buy books read them and call one of my friends and she's like "Shut up! I want to read it" lol. But that was mean of her. Her sister is a good mother. She's just being selfish. You're right about Jess. :)

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 8:50 PM ET
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I think Claudia bugged me so much because like her I don't want kids, but I don't think I am as selfish as she is, or at least I hope not. My sister actually asked me what I would do if I was in the same situation as Claudia. Honestly I wouldn't have a child just to make someone else happy, so maybe I am selfish,



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Date Posted: 9/18/2007 2:34 PM ET
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As someone who has made the informed decision to remain child-free, this book absolutely made me FURIOUS. I couldn't even discuss it for weeks because I was so irrationally offended by the ending. The fact that she would compromise her entire being for a MAN??? Even one she loved? Not a good trade.

And what happens when she has a kid? What kind of mother will she be? < shudders >

Most of us who have decided to not become parents have done so because on some level, in some way, we know we would suck at it.

When their perfect reunion falls apart again, she had better sue for non-custody. Can you do that...force your spouse to take the kid??? Hhhhmmm....

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 4:36 PM ET
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of this series I liked the first one the best...this one was ok but I think the chick in the 2nd book irked me more. 

While I didn't like that she was going to do something she didn't agree to initially it is what makes marriages work (or fall apart), compromise.  thank goodness my hubby & I agreed up front and have not had any desire to change our minds

Date Posted: 9/19/2007 2:09 PM ET
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I agree that compromise is what makes marriages work, however, there is a difference between compromising and changing who you are entirely.

A person who truly does not want to have children cannot compromise on this issue. To agree to have a child to save your marriage is completely changing who you fundamentally are. That kind of marriage, IMHO, is not worth saving. There are a few questions that must be answered truthfully before committing to a marriage for it to have a chance of working, and this is one of the biggest. You can't have half a child to compromise, it's all or nothing. And both partners need to feel committed fully to the idea for the child to have any hope of having decent, loving parents.

It's not just your life you're living - it's your child's life too.

Date Posted: 9/21/2007 10:59 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/14/2008 11:28 AM ET
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I read this book this weekend, so I am sort of reviving an old thread. 

My question is, did Claudia change just to get Ben back or did she truly start to question her decision?  At the end I really thought, she was questioning everything and thinking maybe she did want a child....especially after the Zoe incident.

I want children, so the thought of wanting to be child-free is very foriegn to me, so it could be that I read it another way through my lens.

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 12:07 PM ET
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I read all Three of Emily's books (Something Borrowed, Something Blue and Baby Proof) and I must say that "Baby Proof" proved to be the most disappointing!!!  I thouroughly enjoyed 'Something Borrowed' (I read it in 3 days) and it was that book that got me interested in Chick Lit ! 

I hope Emily's next book is a good one (new characters would be nice...)