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A new mom runs into a host of new challenges once baby arrives. With compassion and humor--and always the privilege of motherhood in mind--The New Mom's Guide to Life with Baby helps mom establish a daily routine, keep her marriage strong, understand the changes in her body, and find her own mothering style. This practical book offers real advice from women who have been there, done that, and want other moms to benefit from their trials and triumphs. A perfect gift for baby showers, Mother's Day, or any day, this...
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Overview

A new mom runs into a host of new challenges once baby arrives. With compassion and humor--and always the privilege of motherhood in mind--The New Mom's Guide to Life with Baby helps mom establish a daily routine, keep her marriage strong, understand the changes in her body, and find her own mothering style. This practical book offers real advice from women who have been there, done that, and want other moms to benefit from their trials and triumphs. A perfect gift for baby showers, Mother's Day, or any day, this guide is designed for the mom who can only find a few minutes of peace each day to read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800720278
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 824,837
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Besze Wallace spent twelve years as a reporter and editor for six newspapers, including the Denver Post, the Orange County Register, the Houston Post, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She has also written for MomSense magazine. Wallace lives in Virginia.

Monica Reed, MD, is the former Senior Medical Officer of the largest hospital in America, Florida Hospital, and the current CEO of Florida Hospital's state-of-the-art medical facility, Celebration Health. Reed lives in Florida.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Living on Baby Time

Introduction: My New Center 11

1 What's Normal: Adjusting Your Expectations 13

2 Spin Cycle: Taking Life One Load at a Time 17

3 Offbeat: Doing What Works for Your Family 23

4 Staying Flexible: What Rattles Your Rhythm 27

5 Tears and Fears: Coping with Crying 39

6 Just One More Thing: Leaving the House 44

7 Two Jobs to Do: Rhythms of a Working Mom 52

8 Permission Granted: Time for Mom 62

9 Daddy Dish: Living in Different Daytime Worlds 67

Making Sweet Music: The Changing Melodies of Motherhood 71

Part 2 Your Body after Baby

Introduction: We're in This Together 75

10 Whose Body Is This? Navigating and Accepting Change 77

11 Breast-Feeding Bumps: Being Someone Else's Refrigerator Isn't Always a Picnic 88

12 Coming Out of the Closet: Weight and Clothes 102

13 Downpour: Weathering Your Emotional Storms 111

14 Daddy Dish: A New Day for Both of You 130

Happy Mothering: Embracing Your New You 134

Part 3 Dealing with Dad

Introduction: Joining Forces 137

15 Asking for Directions: Letting Dad Find His Rhythm 139

16 Riding Shotgun: Strapping Yourselves Together 146

17 Table for Two: Ideas for Staying Connected 150

18 Wanted: Diaper-Changing Mind Reader Able to Function on Little Sleep 157

19 Lobbying for Hobbies: Finding Peace in What's His, Mine, and Ours 163

20 Overstuffed: The Dollars and Sense of Providing 167

21 Private Time: Intimacy after Baby 172

22 Cleanup: Making Your House Work 182

Looking Ahead: Who Do You Want to Be? 189

Part 4 Finding Your Own Mothering Style

Introduction: Feeling Comfortable in Your New Role 193

23 Rearview Mirror: What You Bring with You 195

24 It's All Relative: Dealing with the Grandparents 201

25 A Discerning Ear: Hearing Your Inner Momma 212

26 Friends: Finding Companionship and Support in Other Mothers 221

27 Keeping Perspective: The Woman behind the Mother 231

28 Sitter Savvy: Finding Child Care You Trust 236

The Bottom Line: Staying True to You 243

Acknowledgments 247

MOPS: A Place to Belong 249

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

    Very good!!

    This book was wonderful for me and I would recommend it even to Mom's who have already had babies before. It was very funny & exactly what I needed to read while getting through those first months of having a baby.

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