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Postcards from the Bump: A Chick's Guide to Getting to Know the Baby in Your Belly

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Despite the abundance of parenting primers, no single book helped expectant parents focus on a key player in the process—the developing baby itself—until now. Postcards from the Bump teaches parents to recognize the many cues babies give about their burgeoning personalities and what they’ll be like once they’ve entered the world.

Here are true stories from moms, helpful tips, and how-to’s—from dressing your bump to planning a “babymoon” to learning what those cravings mean—as ...

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Overview

Despite the abundance of parenting primers, no single book helped expectant parents focus on a key player in the process—the developing baby itself—until now. Postcards from the Bump teaches parents to recognize the many cues babies give about their burgeoning personalities and what they’ll be like once they’ve entered the world.

Here are true stories from moms, helpful tips, and how-to’s—from dressing your bump to planning a “babymoon” to learning what those cravings mean—as well as simple, indulgent recipes like “Gingerbread Patty Cakes” and “Dark Cluster Love Bars.” The perfect gift for the mommy-to-be, Postcards from the Bump takes the focus off the hardships, fears, and pounds of pregnancy and places it firmly on the babies.

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Editorial Reviews

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Dallas Morning News, 4/28/09
“[The authors] offer wit, wisdom and whimsy in this lighthearted guide to those all-important nine months…Positive attitude, coupled with the duo’s breezy style give the book it ‘talking to a friend’ flavor. Extensive research, meanwhile, enabled them to pass on scientific insights into everything from bonding with your burgeoning bump to the reasons behind cravings.”

Yahoo! Shine, 4/30/09
“It's filled fun and quirky details and tips about pregnancy… Basically, it's like a bunch of your best girlfriends got together and wrote you a book. Instead of freaking you out, Postcards makes you smile…Along with being a nice Mother's Day gift for an expectant mom, you should add this to your list of potential baby shower gifts.”

BabySmartz, 5/14/09
“A new way to look at pregnancy books…What I loved most was that the book is a combination of informational and a workbook…Its Brilliant! Honestly!…This is a great new read for all expecting moms to enjoy when it comes to pregnancy books. Makes a great gift for a wife, sister, friend or at a baby shower.”

San Francisco Chronicle, 5/24/09
“Helpful insights for the mommy-to-be from the baby.”

New Parents Guide blog, 5/20/09
“An interesting and fun looking book…The perfect gift for a mommy-to-be, it offers a host of stress-free things to do while waiting for your bump’s arrival.”

Pajama Mommy Community
“All I can say is fantastic!!...[The authors] are funny and smart and I laughed and understood and wan to give this to a pregnant woman so she can laugh and understand!...It is such a fresh look at this wonderful part of life and a lot of books forget the humorous sides to it…I loved this!!!”

Baby Bitten Bender blog
“If you are looking for a “Congrats on Your Pregnancy” gift for someone who is so excited to be pregnant, I highly recommend the book.”

Littleonelit.com
“This upbeat book is part pregnancy journal, part cookbook, part fetal development guide, part chick-lit extravaganza.”

Oxygen, July 2009
“[W]ill show you how to connect and predict your baby’s personality while still in your belly. It’s full of playful tips that will add some fun to any pregnancy.”

Williamson Parent, July 2009
“Takes a fun look at pregnancy with a hip, freshly written style.”

Pregnancy and Newborn, October 2009 issue
Postcards from the Bump can help decrease stress and increase joy in the journey of pregnancy.”

Mid-Ohio Valley Parent, January 2010 “This would be a great gift for a baby shower or to a friend who just found out she’s expecting.”

Parents Express, April 2010
“The wisdom of moms and a host of stress-free things to do while waiting for bump’s arrival.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738213224
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/13/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Miles Terry are columnists and the New York Times bestselling co-authors of It’s a Chick Thing® and Nesting, which have sold over 175,000 copies combined. They live in Texas and Massachusetts, respectively.

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