Saturday, October 24, 2009

Beta 1 = 174

It's real now!!!
As I watched Janet last night and this morning, I can see her beginning to let herself accept and feel happy that this is indeed a pregnancy. For the past couple of years, I've been swooning every time I saw kid’s clothes, stores, etc. Janet would indulge me and accompany me in/around them, but she wouldn't really get "involved" in the gushing. Now, she actually asked to go look through the stores- wooooo hooooo! I'm allowed to start buying books- I would like to avoid "What to Expect when Your Expecting" because I've heard it’s just a bit too much- but I could be persuaded otherwise. Any others you fabulous people would recommend?

12 comments:

Tyler Tuszynski said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Tyler Tuszynski said...

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

http://www.amazon.com/Our-Bodies-Ourselves-Pregnancy-Birth/dp/0743274865/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256408105&sr=1-1

N said...

We call that book, "what to expect when you're a paranoid neurotic."

(Though we currently have a very funny parody called "what to expect when you're expected," written from the fetus' point of view. highly recommended.)

The mayo clinic book isn't bad, full of information, etc. We have an old copy of it, from a friend, but I think they update it pretty frequently.

In general, though, we haven't found the books all that helpful. They're good at making us nervous, and really don't represent so many women.

GeekByMarriage said...

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy. Funny yet informative without making you want to call the doctor at every twinge like the WTEWYE book.

anofferingoflove said...

what a nice, strong number! congrats again!

definitely avoid what to expect. you will learn *nothing*. my favorite pregnancy book is "the pregnancy journal: a day-to-day guide to a happy and healthy pregnancy" by a. christine harris. it tells you whats going on in there each day with the babe, which i enjoyed. no assumptions you have a husband either, which is nice!

Rainbow Family (B and J) said...

Congrats on your beautiful beta! I've been anxiously waiting for this post and it has made my morning!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Growing up Clangley said...

I liked "your pregnancy week by week"...however, i also liked "what to expect when youre expecting"

Heather said...

It's true, the what to expect books are popular but a little fear-based for my tastes. There are a lot of others out there, some folks really love the Sears books [The Baby Book, The Pregnancy Book, etc, by William Sears] and Touchpoints [Brazelton] are classics - especially for reference.

There are loads of others but the key is to take what you like and leave the rest.

Heidi said...

I don't have any book advice but yeah for a wonderful beta!!

definingfamily said...

I too lack book advice but I do like the sounds of the book, "what to expect when you're expected." So excited for your beta results!!!

poppycat.wordpress.com said...

Woot woot!!! There's a baby in that belly!

I like the Mayo Clinic book too and I have them all, I mean ALL.

teamoclark said...

I am new to the pregnancy books, but a sort of pregnancy book that I like is misconceptions by Naomi Wolfe. I find it to be an exploration regarding what pregnancy is like and how it can change you emotionally, psychologically, and as a person. What the cultural exceptions of pregnant women and mothers are and how that can silence women. Its not really a pregnancy book, but I thought it was a good contrast to what to expect, I bought them together