Are you ready to panic about babies?

Disclaimer: Today’s contest is for people with a sense of humor that runs towards the slightly… improper. You have been warned.

You read What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Maybe you even read The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy. But what new parents really need is the shocking new book from Alice Bradley (of Finslippy) and Eden Kennedy (of Fussy): Let’s Panic About Babies! If you’re unfamiliar with these fabulous ladies, check out the Let’s Panic About Babies! site to get a little taste of their humor.

Irreverence is the name of the game here, so the winner of today’s contest is going to receive a Let’s Panic! gift basket containing the following items (please note that I didn’t put this together, but I do think it’s hilarious): An electric “back” massager, a stress ball, an anti-stress bath soak, a meditation CD, Anne Taintor shot glasses, a Subversive Cross Stitch set that reads “STOP FREAKING OUT”… and, of course, the book!

This would make a lovely gift for your favorite new mom. Or for yourself. But only if you’ll find it funny and not offensive. If you find it offensive, feel free not to enter the contest. But, uh, don’t feel the need to go the extra mile and send me hate mail, because that would be a bummer.

So! Want to win it? Of course you do! First go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, February 24th, 2011 for an entry. Winner to be determined by random number generation and strength of your baby’s laser-beam glare.

Ready? Go!

184 Responses to “Are you ready to panic about babies?”

  1. 1
    Rosie February 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Dang, I don’t want the first comment curse. But I want the book!

  2. 2
    Coleen February 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Samesies – the book’s title makes me laugh every time I see it!

  3. 3
    Kristi S February 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    This would be a great present for my cousin whose due in May!

  4. 4
    Robin February 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    this sounds awesome!

  5. 5
    MamaChristy February 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    I NEED this! I have a friend about to have a baby and I NEED to give this to her!

  6. 6
    Momsy February 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    Aaack! Babies! Would love to read this book.

  7. 7
    Stephanie February 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Hope this book comes with instructions on how to control their stench!

  8. 8
    Pamela February 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Yeah, I’d be keeping that for myself, I’m due at the end of July. Also, I hadn’t heard about the book despite the fact that I used to read both those blogs, so successful marketing effort +1 (in case they were wondering).

  9. 9
    Christina February 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    My best friend is finding out in the next 15 minutes what she’s having – this would be SO MUCH FUN to give her!

  10. 10
    Eva February 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    Please! I could use some fun news…

  11. 11
    Elizabeth Tomihiro February 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    Now I’m torn between waiting to see if I win and running out to buy the book. It’s about time someone put some humor into a baby book. I know from experiance you really need humor when you have a new baby.

  12. 12
    pam February 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    OhOhOh I know just who this’d be perfect for…

  13. 13
    Tanya February 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    This would be perfect for my sister!

  14. 14
    Lisa P February 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    I have ooldes of friends havin babies who have great sense of humor- so I will put this to good use- but I just may read the book first since my ‘baby’ is now 3….

  15. 15
    Kate February 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Like!

  16. 16
    Polly February 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    I love these gals! I was going to buy the book for myself. And still will buy it for friends, if’n I win this dealie. But geez, the shot glasses got me.

  17. 17
    Kris February 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    holy crap – I am currently panicking about babies, so this would be great!

  18. 18
    Christina February 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    I’ve got two baby showers coming up. Come on, me!

  19. 19
    Kat February 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    I am totally ready to panic about babies when I have one this April.

  20. 20
    Courtney February 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    This would be an awesome gift for a few of my friends who are getting ready to dive into the crazy club called parenthood.

  21. 21
    Steph February 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    Cool…I’d love that!

  22. 22
    squorkymama February 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    This would be so much fun. I might even share it. ;)

  23. 23
    Cindy February 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Oh my goodness. I have a girlfriend who seriously needs this. In fact, it is a great idea even if I don’t win!

  24. 24
    Cheri February 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    new baby in our house. Love their humor. I will love to read it and maybe pass it on to my friend having twins. Thanks!

  25. 25
    Sarah Skeeters February 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    They are hilarious…love it!

  26. 26
    Julia February 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Please choose me.

  27. 27
    Mary A February 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Too funny. Would love to win for my sister-in-law. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. 28
    Tafline February 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    This sounds like a must have for every new mom – and I know just the mom to give this to…

  29. 29
    jan February 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Sounds awesome!

  30. 30
    betsy king February 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Sign me up! I want to win!

  31. 31
    Nancy February 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    Too funny — would love to read this!

  32. 32
    Corey February 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    Hilarious :-)

  33. 33
    Chrissy February 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Love it!

  34. 34
    Lauren February 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    Hilarious!

  35. 35
    Swistle February 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I love this. I think I would give it to my sister-in-law.

  36. 36
    Ladylynn February 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I would love this for me! Please pick me!

  37. 37
    Jenn February 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    Love it! What an awesome gift basket for the unexpecting new mom!

  38. 38
    emily February 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Sounds like just what every new mom needs!

  39. 39
    Average Jane February 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    This would be great to have ready for the next baby shower I attend.

  40. 40
    Sarah February 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Sounds like fun!!

  41. 41
    Stephanie February 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    love it!!

  42. 42
    Caty February 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    I need the cross stitch.

  43. 43
    D February 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Now that’s funny! My daughter needs this.

  44. 44
    Kate February 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    I’d love this- what a great package!

  45. 45
    Jana February 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    I’d love it!

  46. 46
    Kate February 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    This would be so awesome for my sister who is about to have number three. Not a panicker (is that a word?) but she’d love love love it nonetheless.

  47. 47
    Jen February 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Could I please win this for my neighbor who just brought home twins?????

  48. 48
    Elizabeth February 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    Hilarious. I’m almost 8 months pregnant with number two and totally “need” this! :)

  49. 49
    Monica February 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Ha. This sounds awesome. I would love to win this!

  50. 50
    Carrie Hellbusch February 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    Let’s go Lady Luck! Mama needs a laugh-no whammy’s!

  51. 51
    Ginny February 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Ha ha ha! Awesome. Would love to read it.

  52. 52
    ste February 21, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    Panic? What panic? Just because number two is on its way and I am having trouble imagining how I’ll do it without losing my mind! Ha.

  53. 53
    Melanie February 21, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    Yes, please :)

  54. 54
    Heidi February 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Oh, I know the perfect person to gift this to!

  55. 55
    Gwen February 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Oh, yes, please!

  56. 56
    Brigitte February 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    I think mine had more laser-beam screams!

  57. 57
    Elizabeth February 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    too cute!

  58. 58
    melinda February 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    I think I have the right person to give this to, but I’ll have to give her a test first, to make sure. (She may be actually panicking about babies- for reals!)

  59. 59
    Whitney February 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    Panic!

  60. 60
    JessicaD February 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    Fun! thanks! Jessica

  61. 61
    sara February 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    ready to panic!

  62. 62
    Kamma February 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    I don’t have babies yet. but HELLO I wanna read this book! looks hilarious.

  63. 63
    Sue February 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Humorous!!!

  64. 64
    Morgaine Brindle February 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    O good gods, I am SO READY to panic! You have no earthly idea!

  65. 65
    Karla February 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    yes, please!!

  66. 66
    Bonnie February 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    Love irreverance!

  67. 67
    Tina February 21, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Expecting Baby #4 in a month–this looks REALLY fun, and has some really useful (= make me laugh) things!!!

  68. 68
    EG February 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    This would be just perfect for a pregnant friend of mine. She even cross-stitches!

  69. 69
    may February 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Just getting over the excitement of this pregnancy (which will be my third kiddo) and starting to panic. Timely giveaway!

  70. 70
    CuriousParty February 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    Wouldn’t be offended at all…. not even a little bit

  71. 71
    Susie February 21, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    My BFF is prego! How fun!

  72. 72
    mary fran February 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    My friend is pregnant with her first and I would love this for her!

  73. 73
    Missy February 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    LOVE it!!

  74. 74
    Karate Mom February 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    There is the most sweet couple that I know who NEED this gift basket! (Thank God I don’t because, as much as I love babies, I DO NOT want to have another one!)

  75. 75
    traci February 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    I’m a new mom! (Well…I already had two before my latest… but that’s still new, isn’t it?) Sounds hilarious

  76. 76
    Michelle February 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Love Anne Taintor and love Subversive Cross stitich!

  77. 77
    Ingrid February 21, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    I know somebody who would really appreciate this!

  78. 78
    Dawn February 21, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Awesome!

  79. 79
    Shannon February 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    I’m in!

  80. 80
    Valerie February 21, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    I am good at nothing if not panicking. Not sure what that says about me. Need this!

  81. 81
    Angie February 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    I’m currently panicking!!! Pick me!

  82. 82
    Karen B February 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    This book looks like it would be perfect for a friend of mine. Actually, two friends could use it, I would have to decide who I like best if I win.
    BTW, your random number generator is sooooooooooooooooo pretty. :)

  83. 83
    Lacey February 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Funny

  84. 84
    chesney February 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Baby due in 2 months…I think I need this

  85. 85
    Kathy February 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    A friend of mine just found out she is 7 weeks pregnant and she has an 8 week old adopted baby. She NEEDS this!

  86. 86
    Carrie February 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    FUN!

  87. 87
    Kyung February 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    I have a friend who needs this!

  88. 88
    Cristin February 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    Oh yes, I want this one

  89. 89
    Susan February 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    I have the perfect friend for this!

  90. 90
    Erin K February 21, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Oh this would make a great gift!

  91. 91
    alexa February 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    I really want to read this book.

  92. 92
    My Kids Mom February 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    I have no baby and I want no more babies… but I want to read her book!

  93. 93
    Amanda February 21, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    this looks awesome

  94. 94
    Rebekah February 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    Love it!

  95. 95
    Jennefer February 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    This would be a great gift for my friend’s baby shower next month. She is already freaking out.

  96. 96
    aly February 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    so fun! thanks mir!

  97. 97
    Alicia February 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Count me in…..books sounds great!

  98. 98
    Stephanie February 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Yay for Panic!!

  99. 99
    Beth TB February 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    Love it! I could use some more snark in my life.

  100. 100
    Andrea February 21, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    Awesome! Lucky number 100?!!?

  101. 101
    dDub February 21, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Will pass on the book to sister, but maybe keep the back massager from myself…

  102. 102
    Abbey February 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  103. 103
    Sarah Smith February 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    My baby has super laser beam eyes. I’ve already won. Now give me the book.

    (Did it work? Just checking.)

  104. 104
    Katie February 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    Panicking, check!

  105. 105
    Rachel February 21, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    I love subversion ;)

  106. 106
    Holly February 21, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    My bff would love this, her little baby is due in a couple weeks

  107. 107
    sarah February 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    My daughter is a year old, but it’s not too late — I’d love to read this book!

  108. 108
    Crystal Boyce February 21, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Love the cover art!

  109. 109
    Lisa February 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    yes, please!

  110. 110
    Melanie February 21, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    Yes!!

  111. 111
    kim February 21, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    would love to win this!

  112. 112
    Carla February 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    Would love to win

  113. 113
    lisabug February 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    My step-daughter has baby number two on the way in June!

  114. 114
    Chakolate February 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    This sounds hilarious! I’m in, please.

  115. 115
    Katie K. February 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    Looks like a hoot! I am done with babies, but look back fondly on the freaking out years. It would be a trip down memory lane….

  116. 116
    junglewife February 21, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    I would love to win this for my sister who, yes, is panicking about her new pregnancy!

  117. 117
    Antonella February 21, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    EHEHEHE (evil laughter)… would be great for my bro and sis-in-law who are expecting their first!!!

  118. 118
    Aimee February 21, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    I’ll throw my name in, just so that I can say that is one of the funniest things I’ve head all weekend. We referred to all baby books as the paranoia books. “OOH. The baby looked sideways. Better check the paranoia book.” So this contest is just plain AWESOME!

  119. 119
    Grace February 22, 2011 at 2:40 am #

    Hilarious! Would love a copy!

  120. 120
    Heather M. February 22, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    Cute……a gift for a friend who just had #3!

  121. 121
    Lee February 22, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    What a great gift idea . . . even if I don’t win.

  122. 122
    Lucy February 22, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    As a mother of a hyperactive 6 month old, I would love to win this book!

  123. 123
    Michelle February 22, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    My daughter is trying to start a family and what fun this book would be!

  124. 124
    DW February 22, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    Hahahahahaha!
    So funny.

    Thanks Mir.

  125. 125
    Elly February 22, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    My favorite pregnancy book so far? “Pregnancy Sucks.” This pack sounds like it would be right up any grumpy mom’s alley.

  126. 126
    Sara February 22, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    My pregnant sister REALLY needs a dose of reality.

  127. 127
    NTE February 22, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    I’m so looking forward to this book (and am good at panicking!)

  128. 128
    Jackie February 22, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Sounds like my kind of humor.

  129. 129
    Paige February 22, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    I could use the STOP FREAKING OUT!

  130. 130
    Jess February 22, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    I have a 4 month old!

  131. 131
    LISA P. February 22, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Me! I’d love to win this!

  132. 132
    Christine February 22, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    HA! Hilarious gift basket!

  133. 133
    Seth February 22, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    This looks hilarious! Want.

  134. 134
    dallimomma February 22, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    My daughter is a little bit panic-striken anticipating going from mother of one to mother of two. This might really alleviate the stress!

  135. 135
    Lisa February 22, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    I’ll be trying pretty soon and would love something like this!

  136. 136
    Joanne February 22, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Perfect!

  137. 137
    hannita February 22, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    Sounds hilarious. I do love those writers.

  138. 138
    Linda Mc February 22, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    I know a new mom who could use this!

  139. 139
    Katie in CA February 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    I think I need this. I have two friends that had three babies between them.

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    Mamacita February 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    My baby had laser eyes, too! What a coincidence.

  141. 141
    Kari February 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    Sounds hilarious!

  142. 142
    Emily February 22, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    Funny is always a welcome guest in this house!

  143. 143
    Stacy February 22, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    perfect gift set.

  144. 144
    keri February 22, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    BOTH my sisters are due a day apart at the end of March! This would be so great!

  145. 145
    Niki February 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Would love to have this.

  146. 146
    Tammy A. February 22, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    I love a good funny book, and the fun things with it are awesome. count me in !!!

  147. 147
    Meg February 23, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    I just had a baby and could really use anything that tells me to stop freaking out!!!

  148. 148
    Laurin February 23, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    This would make an awesome gift for my friend Laura who just had a baby!

  149. 149
    MeganI February 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me! I neeeeeed this! :)

  150. 150
    Cheyrl S. February 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    sounds hillarious!!

  151. 151
    Jill W. February 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    Fun!

  152. 152
    Shelly February 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    I wanna win!!!

  153. 153
    Juli February 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Sounds fun plus my sister is a new mom.

  154. 154
    beth s February 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    crazy

  155. 155
    Becky February 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Sounds awesome!

  156. 156
    sara February 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    what a funny site!

  157. 157
    Phraktyl February 23, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Would be great for my wife!

  158. 158
    Jessie February 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    awesome!
    i want this!

  159. 159
    Katherine February 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Count me in!

  160. 160
    stephanie February 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    Oh man, my friend is eight weeks from being a mother- she would love this so much!!!

  161. 161
    Colette Wertz February 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Due in October, this would be nice!

  162. 162
    Janet Ritchie February 23, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    I need this!
    Pick me, please!!!

  163. 163
    Diane February 23, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    me – I am panicked just about all the time so it’s perfect!

  164. 164
    Alisa February 23, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    Would be a hoot to give as a gift!

  165. 165
    Mariah February 23, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    This would be hilarious!!

  166. 166
    connieh30 February 23, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    Have a new ge greatrandbaby coming. This would b

  167. 167
    Jennifer B February 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    I have a lot of friends having kids this year and could use some baby gifts.

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    bogartg February 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    I think I would want this for me!

  169. 169
    andytn February 23, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    OH! I’m throwing a baby shower at school for my son’s kindergarten teacher. This would score some massive brownie points!!!

  170. 170
    Cianta Hogan February 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    I really would like this. This sounds so funny and very interesting. Pick me!

  171. 171
    iRENE February 23, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    THanks Mir. Perfect timing!

  172. 172
    Suz February 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    This looks funny!

  173. 173
    Emily February 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    This sounds awesome.

  174. 174
    cindy February 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    My best friend just had her first baby, and this would be perfect for her!

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    Mrs. Kinne February 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    This cracks me up. :)

  176. 176
    stacy February 23, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    That sounds like the best gift basket ever!

  177. 177
    jenn February 23, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    woo love it

  178. 178
    Donnette Richards February 23, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    I’m a grandmother of 5. My kids need this book.

  179. 179
    Catherine February 24, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    Just under the wire! But don’t hold that against me, o powerful random number generator.

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    sara February 24, 2011 at 7:55 am #

    due with number two october! please!!!

  181. 181
    Bob March 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    sure, why not. can’t go wrong with free stuff.

  182. 182
    brenna March 2, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Count me in!

  183. 183
    Amanda obrien March 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Gimme! Gimme! (Please? Thank you!)

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