Anne Enright writes a very funny and intimate account about the journey of early pregnancy - full of the mess, the glory and the raw shock of it all.
This is her unsentimental and charming record written, 'to the sound of a baby's sleeping breath.'
Read by Niamh Cusack
Abridged by Polly Coles
Anne finally makes it to the labour ward and the pain overcomes her "Irish machismo".
Anne is assailed by facts and figures about how best to bring up her newborn child.
Anne offers advice on buying a buggy, why she wouldn't have a home birth and the difficulties of naming a child.
Anne tries to explain what motherhood actually does to a woman, and gives oddly practical advice on how to get drunk while breast feeding.