So… You’re having a baby! First of all, congratulations!! You always knew having a baby was a BIG DEAL, and know you know how much of a BIG DEAL it truly is. You are exploring uncharted territory. You will want to have a map to guide the way. This means, of course, that you are going to want to read some baby books.
Chances are you heard of “What to Expect When You are Expecting.” Chances are you might get it as a gift or have it on your baby registry. I first heard about this book as a pre-teen, and I have wanted to own it and read it since then. Yes, I guess I have wanted children for that long. It was literally the first baby item I bought when I found our little blessing was on the way.
I was disappointed.
I had heard from my Mommy friends that it wasn’t that great, and they were right.
First of all, it’s huge. It’s bulky and flimsy for a paperback its size. It is only in black and white, and does not have interesting or colorful pictures. It is rather boring and plain in its descriptions. Worst, it mentions all the horrible things that could ever possibly go wrong with your pregnancy.
Instead of reading everyone else’s not-so-favorite pregnancy bible, I would like to give you my favorite
3 baby books that don’t suck.
by DK Publishing and Maggie Blott
If you want a fun reference book, this is my pick. This is also a bulky book full of ALL THE THINGS, but it comes as a sturdy hardcover instead of paperback. It has tons of beautiful, colorful pictures. It focuses more on what is scientifically interesting, and less of what could possibly go wrong. Buy it on Amazon here.
by Gary Greenberg & Jeannie Hayden
This book is HILROUS! Even though it is meant for men, I quite enjoyed it as a woman. It opened my eyes to how new Dads think about pregnancy, childbirth and babies. It has funny pictures and great advice. By far it was my favorite baby book. Buy it on Amazon here.
by Anni Daulter
The best thing about this book is that it is focused on the spiritual and emotional journey a new mother undertakes. Like most pregnancy books touches on the physical aspects of mother and baby’s bodies during each week of pregnancy. But unlike any other book, it focuses more on what new moms are thinking and feeling. It encourages the expecting woman to journal her path to motherhood. The book is filled with gorgeous artwork and photography, that make one excited for the road ahead. Buy it on Amazon here.
I hope that you find these suggestions useful in your path to parenthood. Please drop a line below to let me know what you think, and share this post with your friends and family.
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