Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What to Expect When You're Expecting

So yes, this is what I've been reading for the past 12 weeks, which can only mean one thing. Come April, things are going to change around our house.

But, in keeping with the theme of this blog, I'll fill you in on my thoughts of this book. I think it's just OK. When you find out you're having a baby, at least for me, this seems like the must-buy-first book. Everyone reads it, right? I find the first page of each month interesting, because they tell you how big your baby is each week and what part of them is developing that week (though sometimes that can be a little gross, too.) I also have gotten some helpful advice from the Q&As, learning when certain feelings and experiences are normal, etc.

However, I find the book a bit preachy, as well. The authors can take a bit of a holier-than-thou attitude about certain topics, such as organic foods, breastfeeding - you know, all the hot topics of pregnancy and parenting. I don't respond well to that - I try to be more of "to each their own" type of person: you make your choices and I'll make mine. So, I've found that I only read those parts of the book that I enjoy and I skip the rest. Same goes for other parenting books, magazines and Web sites that I come across.

My husband has read So You're Going to Be a Dad and The Expectant Father and he enjoyed both very much; the first is very humorous and the second more serious.


Em said...

How exciting! Congrats to you and the hubby! :)

willikat said...

I was wondering if you'd post a review of this. :)

Maega said...

Yaaaayyy! I'm glad these posts are here : )

doahleigh said...

Jigga wha! Nothing like a subtle way to announce some HUGE news!

Congratulations and yay!

CMS said...

YEEEEEEE-HA!! So happy for you!!!

Sarah said...

YAY! Congrats!! I actually did a research paper on this book my first year of college :) Hilarious. I don't remember the tone at all, but I've heard this one is huge on scare tactics. Kepp the reviews coming!