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Seems like a lot of bloggers in our community are expecting to be fathers soon. This list includes me so I thought I would share a book I have found useful during the prenancy. The book is titled The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be and thus far (5th month) the book is very good. It is a month-by-month guide that lets you know what your child's mother is going through. Along with these tips and facts, it covers financial advice to prepare you for the birth and other helpful tips. If this is your first child, you are probably like me and wish you could find your head since it has been chopped off. This book will help you find it.

After browsing the book in the store, I decided to go ahead and pick up the whole set, that should get you from prenancy to toddler years. Anyone else suggest other reading for these questions that expecting fathers might have?

Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2004 11:52 PM Personal | Back to top

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Congrats and all the best for your family!
Left by Sonu Kapoor on Oct 28, 2004 9:52 AM

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Thank you.
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Congrats Jeff. My daughter just turned 11 months old. Check out a book called "The Birthing Partner" too.
Left by Miguel Castro on Nov 12, 2004 12:40 PM

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Congrats, Jeff. That's great news. My daughter turns five in January and every day is such a blessing.

No books to recommend, but my usual piece of advice to Dads-to-be is this:

All the books/classes tell the Mom-to-be to pack her "hospital bag" around the 8 month mark and leave it by the door. When it's time to head out, she has the things she needs to be comfortable -- her robe, her slippers, whatever.

I learned the hard way that this is just as important for Dads-to-be as well. When we went to the hospital the first time, we thought it was going to be a false alarm and we'd be home a few hours later. It was two weeks early, she had no pains or contractions, and there was no grand "my water broke!" event. Just some minor, uh, leakage.

So we get there and discover that we're not going to be leaving and that our baby will be born in the next 36 hours. I then spend the next three days in the same clothes, no shaving supplies, nothing. The hospital is an hour from home and there's no way I'm going to chance it and run home to grab clothes or supplies.

So... go pack your bag.
Left by Jeff Donnici on Nov 29, 2004 1:02 PM

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