Countdown to Baby

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Overview

Admit it, as soon as you saw that little plus sign appear, you haven't been able to think of anything else! You're pregnant, overjoyed and maybe just a teeny bit nervous. Over the next nine months your baby—and your body—will grow and change miraculously. But not to worry: this keepsake journal will be there with the advice and encouragement you need to take good care of yourself and your baby over the next 266 days.

Every day, you'll find:

• Insight into your baby's incredible ...

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Overview

Admit it, as soon as you saw that little plus sign appear, you haven't been able to think of anything else! You're pregnant, overjoyed and maybe just a teeny bit nervous. Over the next nine months your baby—and your body—will grow and change miraculously. But not to worry: this keepsake journal will be there with the advice and encouragement you need to take good care of yourself and your baby over the next 266 days.

Every day, you'll find:

• Insight into your baby's incredible growth

• Information on your ever-changing body

• Helpful tips for keeping your baby healthy

• Ideas for pampering and taking care of yourself

• A place to write down your thoughts and feelings

With space for your ultrasound images, photos of your growing belly and your own deepest wishes for your child, Countdown to Baby will help you remember every first—from that first tiny heartbeat to baby's very first kick. This book will be a beautiful keepsake of your earliest moments together.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780373892211
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 993,166
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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It is always a miracle when a baby is conceived and begins its extraordinary growth process within the secret confi nes of the womb. But what's even more of a miracle is how any woman survives the bizarre twists and turns of the 266-day roller coaster ride that follows. When else but in pregnancy is it "normal" to have emotional meltdowns, frequent heartburn, raging acne, leaking breasts, insatiable hunger, and a human being twisting about in your abdomen? And yet, you can expect to gain more than extra weight during pregnancy—you get a whole new respect for your body and its ability to grow a human being; a stronger connection to the person who helped you create your baby; and a deeper level of fulfi llment as you cross into the realm of parenthood. Countdown to Baby will help you survive this peculiar, emotional, life-altering journey by highlighting your accomplishments as your pregnancy progresses and enabling you to take an active role every step of the way. Each new day brings an update on your baby's growth, insight regarding the changes happening to your own body, and tips for keeping both you and baby as happy and healthy as possible.

Countdown to Baby is more than a guide—it's a personal diary; an opportunity to describe your experience of pregnancy so you can track patterns and symptoms, release frustrations or concerns, and build a keepsake of this unique time in your life. Countdown to Baby rewards you with new insight and helps you look forward to each day of your remarkable countdown from Day 266 (conception) to Day 1 (your baby's due date)! Savor the highs and lows as you edge closer and closer to the moment that makes it all worthwhile—meeting your baby for the first time.

How to Use This Journal

Your doctor or midwife should give you a due date at your fi rst prenatal appointment. Enter this date in the space provided at the back of the book next to Day 1. Use a calendar to fi ll in the rest of the dates working backward to Day 266 (conception). While this journal begins on the day your child was conceived, your medical provider will date your pregnancy from the fi rst day of your last menstrual period (LMP), which is about two weeks earlier. To eliminate any confusion, both forms of measurement (Gestational Week and LMP Week) are provided. The fi rst two weeks of this journal describe events that happened before you even knew you were pregnant. Space is provided to describe how you remember feeling in those very early weeks of pregnancy. If you don't remember how you felt, start your personal entries on that unforgettable day when you found out that you were pregnant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    GREAT GIFT

    I got this book as a gift for one of my coworkers experiencing her first pregnancy. She loves it!!!

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  • Posted June 2, 2010

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    Not So Great

    This book starts at day one of someone being pregnant. There are not many people who know the day they conceive (which makes the first part of the book pointless). Also, each of the pages and chapters is the same. As someone progresses through a pregnancy it would be nice if the sections would change.

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