[Expired] Mother’s Day Giveaway- What to Expect Books!

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I admit it.  Even though we are expecting baby number six, with each pregnancy, I still drag out my 21year-old copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting books.  I love to read what is happening with the baby every month.  I also love reading all the questions and comments about each stage of pregnancy.  Each pregnancy comes with its own unique  issues and problems and delights.  I love looking through the chapters and browsing to see what the “experts” have to say about the little hiccups and bumps along the way.  I love the nutrition suggestions, and the coping techniques.  I love that someone gives me permission to feel NORMAL, even when I often think I am anything but normal.

Well, that 21-year-old copy looked awfully outdated when my newly pregnant daughter showed me her shiny, new copy.  It was expanded dramatically from the one I have been using for all these pregnancies.  It was absolutely FULL of new information, and covers many of the topics moms today are facing.  Being one who practices being content with what i have, I decided not to worry about it- I will gladly keep my old, outdated copy and thank the Lord that this book I have had all along the way is sufficient for my needs.

Imagine my delight when the What To Expect When You’re Expecting folks contacted me about reviewing their newly revised edition!  I was glad to see that all of my favorite features from the older version were still intact.

Each month the book covers:

  • Your baby this month – these are broken down by weeks now
  • It also includes links to their website where you can see even more relevant information about baby.
  • What you may be feeling- physically and emotionally
  • A look inside- a nice pic of what is happening in the uterus
  • What you can expect at this month’s check-up
  • My very favorite section- What you may be wondering about
Right now, I am in my 16th week, so here are some of the topics being covered for 4 months:
  • Dental problems
  • Pearly white wisdome
  • What to do about dental x-rays
  • Nasal Stuffiness and Nosebleeds
  • Snoring
  • Pregnancy insomnia
  • Peanut Allergies
  • Allergies
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Discharge
  • Sugar in the urine
  • Flu shots
  • Anemia
  • Fetal movement
  • Body image
  • Maternity clothes
  • Looking slim when you’re building up
  • Pre-baby jitters
  • Unwanted advice
  • Unwanted belly touching
  • Forgetfulness
  • Exercise during pregnancy
Each of these topics is covered in great detail- some more expanded than others.  I love the wide variety of topics.  Since some do not pertain to me, I can skim right through them. Some do not pertain to me, but they DO pertain to my now-pregnant daughter, so I can have fun reading the things that relate to her as well, since we talk about everything anyway!

 

Next, I got the delight of checking out the What to Expect the First Year and What to Expect the Second Year books.
The What to Expect The First Year book  is a month-by-month guide to clearly explain everthing from first moments with the baby to first steps.  There are many special sections to cover topics like:
  • Comforting crying
  • Helping baby sleep through the night
  • A detailed baby care primer with sections on first aid, safety and keeping the baby healthy.

 

 

The What to Expect the Second Year book has one section that covers the timetable for expected milestones, but the majority of the book is set up in a topical manner with topics such as:
  • Your Toddler head to toe
  • Feeding
  • Sleeping
  • Behavior problems
  • Traveling
  • Talking
  • Safety
  • Health
  • Making friends
Since many of these issues will vary in scope for each child they are included in sections together, rather than divided out by months.  I thought this was great since my won experience with toddlers is that there is a wide variety of normal and grouping these by topic rather than age made so much sense.
Since May is for Mother’s Day, I thought this would be a perfect giveaway for our blog!  The What to Expect people are kindly giving us TWO copies of EACH book to give away to some very lucky readers.
To enter to win, just leave a comment below and tell me WHICH book would be perfect for you OR prefect for a new mom in your life:
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • What to Expect the First Year
  • What to Expect the Second Year
For ANOTHER Entry, you can tweet about the giveaway- then come back and tell me you have done it in an ADDITIONAL blog comment.

 

For ANOTHER Entry, you can facebook about the giveaway and link back to this post- then come back and tell me you have done it in an ADDITIONAL BLOG comment.

 

If you are not into social media and just want to forward information via email to some friends, you can send it to five or more friends and come back and leave me an ADDITIONAL comment to let me know you have done it.

 

Would you like to see the What to Expect When You’re Expecting Website?  http://www.whattoexpect.com
You can also follow them on twitter: twitter.com/@whattoexpect

30 Comments

  1. Carolyn S

    •What to Expect When You’re Expecting would be great for me. We are TTC and my son is 12….could sure use a refresher!

  2. Lori G.

    I’d love to have a copy of What To Expect When You Are Expecting.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    Lori G.

  3. OrangeBlossom

    As we are expecting our sixth as well, my copies are very out-dated. I would like an updated version of the first year since this pregnancy is almost to the end.

  4. L. Kroeker

    I would be most interested in What to Expect When you are Expecting.

  5. Margaret Myette

    Im preg with my 6th child, lol. Just the other day i was thinking how outdated and worn out my old copy is……one to many kids have gotten a hold of it!

  6. Jamie Serna

    Baby number 5 on the way.

  7. Mrs. Sharon G Bary

    “What to expect when you are expecting” would be great for our daughter who is expecting!
    Thank you 🙂

  8. Jamie

    We are expecting our 9th baby in December. Like you I have been pulling out my 17 year old copy of what to expect. It would be nice to have a new one. I can’t see spending that much one something “for me” though.

  9. Barbara Schexnayder

    I would love to win the What to Expect When Your Expecting.

    Thanks!

  10. Barbara Schexnayder

    I posted the link to this contest on my Facebook page. Thanks again!!

  11. Amy

    I would love to have my own copy of what to expect when expecting!!!

  12. Sally

    I would love an updated copy of What to Expect When You are Expecting :). We have decided to try for more children (our youngest is 9) and so my husband had a reversal last year. It looks like we are expecting again. I need to see if I have my old copy and dust it off. I may have given it away…Thanks for the opportunity and news of this updated version!

  13. kt cheshire

    enjoyed this bk in 16 pregnancies!

  14. Rebecca

    I’d love to have What to Expect the 1st year (or even the 2nd year one). Thanks!

  15. Jenny Wilkinson

    I would love a new copy of What to expect when you’re expecting. I had a copy
    ten years ago but that one is long gone, sadly. I am 20 weeks pregnant and my other three children have all these questions about the pregnancy and the baby. Since we homeschool, we spend alot of time learning about fetal developement, etc. This book would be a great help!

  16. Jennifer

    We’re expecting our 6th child also – 9 weeks! So, I’d love a copy of the What to Expect When You are Expecting. I had the old one, also! Best wishes for your pregnancy.

  17. Carol

    What to expect when you are expecting would be perfect for my friend who will be a first-time mom this summer.

  18. Sasha

    I would love to have a copy of what to expect when expecting! I am currently 3 1/2 months pregnant with my first child!

  19. Jennie

    I would like “What to Expect the First Year”. My oldest daughter just delivered her first baby and would love a copy of the book. She was born May 2, 2012 at 4:32am and her name is Arileise Victoria She’s 8 lbs 10 oz, and 20 in. If we don’t win that book we would be happy to have either of the other two as well since she will eventually need the other two. This is my first grandbaby so I am very excited

  20. Jyl

    I could use any of tbe 3. We have a soon to be 2 year old and we are trying for #4.

  21. Diana Camden

    We are just in the process, TTC. This will be my first. Thanks for the giveaway, could totally use thiis right now.

    Diana C
    unachica_latina (at) hotmail (dot) com

  22. Malia

    Hi Jennie:
    You are one of the Winner’s of our What to Expect Mother’s Day giveaway! Just respond by Monday, June 4th with your full name and address and I will notify the company to send your book! Send it via email to:
    Homemaking911@gmail.com
    Malia

  23. Malia

    Hi Jennifer:
    You are one of the Winner’s of our What to Expect Mother’s Day giveaway! Just respond by Monday, June 4th with your full name and address and I will notify the company to send your book! Send it via email to:
    Homemaking911@gmail.com
    Malia

  24. Malia

    Rebecca:
    You are one of the Winner’s of our What to Expect Mother’s Day giveaway! Just respond by Monday, June 4th with your full name and address and I will notify the company to send your book! Send it via email to:
    Homemaking911@gmail.com
    Malia

  25. Malia

    Sally:
    You are one of the Winner’s of our What to Expect Mother’s Day giveaway! Just respond by Monday, June 4th with your full name and address and I will notify the company to send your book! Send it via email to:
    Homemaking911@gmail.com
    Malia

  26. Malia

    Hi Carol:
    You are one of the Winner’s of our What to Expect Mother’s Day giveaway! Just respond by Monday, June 4th with your full name and address and I will notify the company to send your book! Send it via email to:
    Homemaking911@gmail.com
    Malia

  27. Malia

    Hi Jyl!
    You are one of the Winner’s of our What to Expect Mother’s Day giveaway! Just respond by Monday, June 4th with your full name and address and I will notify the company to send your book! Send it via email to:
    Homemaking911@gmail.com
    Malia

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