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What to Expect Pregnancy Journal and Organizer

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Your Personal Pregnancy Companion

A Journal and daily diary to record all those memorable moments in the making of your baby—from the test coming back positive to the first ultrasound. From the first kick to delivery to the first cuddle.

An Organizer to keep track of everything pregnancy: practitioner visits and shopping lists, birthing plans and birth announcements, baby ...

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Overview

Your Personal Pregnancy Companion

A Journal and daily diary to record all those memorable moments in the making of your baby—from the test coming back positive to the first ultrasound. From the first kick to delivery to the first cuddle.

An Organizer to keep track of everything pregnancy: practitioner visits and shopping lists, birthing plans and birth announcements, baby names and baby gifts.

An All-in-One Place to write down everything you’ll want to remember about the most exciting nine months of your life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761142126
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/18/2007
  • Series: What to Expect Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 43,070
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 7.56 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

It all started with a baby…and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn’t find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books she’d turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You’re Expecting just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma.

Dubbed the “pregnancy bible”, the iconic New York Times bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 17 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include Eating Well When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages.

In 2005, Heidi expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com – the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of 3 million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the world), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and the WTE First Year Tracker.
Heidi’s passionate commitment to moms and babies led to the creation of the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved families expect healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy, happy babies. With a beautiful, culturally appropriate low-literac

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Place for Everything

Part One: My Pregnancy Journal
The First Month
The Second Month
The Third Month
The Fourth Month
The Fifth Month
The Sixth Month
The Seventh Month
My Bed Rest Mini Journal
The Eighth Month
The Ninth Month
Weeks 41 to 42

Part Two: My Childbirth Journal
I’m in Prelabor
I’m in Labor
My Contraction Record
My Labor and Delivery Journal
Labor Memories
My Baby is Born!
Meet My Baby
Fabulous Firsts
My Hospital/Birthing Center Stay
We’re Going Home
Those First Postpartum Days

Part Three: My Pregnancy Organizer
My Prenatal Care Notes
My Health HistoryChoosing a PractitionerPractitioner’s RecommendationsPrenatal TestsPractitioner VisitsPregnancy Medical Finances

Pregnancy Trackers
Exercise TrackerDiet TrackerWeight Gain TrackerBaby Movement Tracker

Getting Ready for Labor and Delivery
Childbirth Education ClassesVisiting the Hospital or Birthing CenterMy Birth PlanChoosing a Birth DoulaPacking My BagWho to Call When Labor BeginsWho to Call After Delivery

Getting Ready for Baby
Choosing Baby’s NameBaby GearComparison ShoppingDecorating the NurseryBaby RegistryMy Baby ShowerBirth Announcement ListChoosing a PediatricianChoosing a Baby Nurse or Postpartum Doula
After the Baby is Born
Postpartum Care InstructionsBaby Care InstructionsBaby GiftsSpecial CelebrationsBefore My Six-Week CheckupMy Six-Week Checkup

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Preface

Are you the sentimental sort (and even if you aren’t usually,
you might be once those hormones start raging)? Or the practical type (and now that you’re expecting, you’ll have to be—what with all those to-do lists that need doing)? Are you eager to record those special moments you’ll never want to forget, from where you were when you found out you were pregnant, to what you were doing when those first contractions hit, to how you felt the first time you cuddled your newborn? Determined to document every detail of your pregnancy and delivery—the symptoms, the test results, the advice your practitioner gave you?
Looking for a place to keep track of all your baby business, from childbirth education class notes to practitioner call hours, from medical finances to the layette you’d like to get?

Here’s the book that will help you do it all. The What to Expect
Pregnancy Journal & Organizer
is the all-in-one place to write down everything you’ll need (and want) to remember about your
40 weeks of baby making.

The first two parts are daily journals—a place for jotting down your feelings, noting your symptoms, chronicling your daily expectant life (and venting about it, too!). And for milestones (Baby’s first hiccups! The day your belly button popped!) and memories (“I ate pickle-and-jelly sandwiches every day for three weeks.” “Our pet name for baby was ‘Pee-Wee.’”) Filled out, it’ll be a fun keepsake to look back on—a snapshot of 40 amazing weeks that’ll be over in a flash, but that you’ll always be able to treasure.

The last part is an organizer—a place, well, to keep things organized. Creating (and having) a baby is a miracle, for sure, but it can also be a logistical challenge. Make that many logistical challenges.
With so many little details that’ll demand your attention
(Appointments! Test results!), so many decisions that need making
(Baby names! Baby cribs!), so many lists that need checking and questions that need asking and celebrations that need planning and thank-you notes that need writing and . . . you get the idea.
Log it all in the practical pages of the organizer.

Maybe you’ll find the journals are where you spend most of your filling-in hours, maybe you’ll live in (and by) the organizer,
maybe you’ll divide your time—flipping back and forth to cover all your expectant bases. Either way, enjoy keeping track, keeping up, and keeping it all together while you’re expecting!
May all your greatest expectations come true! —Heidi

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Introduction

Are you the sentimental sort (and even if you aren't usually, you might be once those hormones start raging)? Or the practical type (and now that you're expecting, you'll have to be--what with all those to-do lists that need doing)? Are you eager to record those special moments you'll never want to forget, from where you were when you found out you were pregnant, to what you were doing when those first contractions hit, to how you felt the first time you cuddled your newborn? Determined to document every detail of your pregnancy and delivery--the symptoms, the test results, the advice your practitioner gave you? Looking for a place to keep track of all your baby business, from childbirth education class notes to practitioner call hours, from medical finances to the layette you'd like to get?

Here's the book that will help you do it all. The What to Expect Pregnancy Journal & Organizer is the all-in-one place to write down everything you'll need (and want) to remember about your 40 weeks of baby making.

The first two parts are daily journals--a place for jotting down your feelings, noting your symptoms, chronicling your daily expectant life (and venting about it, too!). And for milestones (Baby's first hiccups! The day your belly button popped!) and memories ("I ate pickle-and-jelly sandwiches every day for three weeks." "Our pet name for baby was 'Pee-Wee.'") Filled out, it'll be a fun keepsake to look back on--a snapshot of 40 amazing weeks that'll be over in a flash, but that you'll always be able to treasure.

The last part is an organizer--a place, well, to keep things organized. Creating (and having) a baby is a miracle, for sure, but itcan also be a logistical challenge. Make that many logistical challenges. With so many little details that'll demand your attention (Appointments! Test results!), so many decisions that need making (Baby names! Baby cribs!), so many lists that need checking and questions that need asking and celebrations that need planning and thank-you notes that need writing and . . . you get the idea. Log it all in the practical pages of the organizer.

Maybe you'll find the journals are where you spend most of your filling-in hours, maybe you'll live in (and by) the organizer, maybe you'll divide your time--flipping back and forth to cover all your expectant bases. Either way, enjoy keeping track, keeping up, and keeping it all together while you're expecting! May all your greatest expectations come true! --Heidi
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2007

    Great Organizer!

    I just became pregnant and when I went to the store to buy What To Expect When You're Expecting, I saw this new book, the What to Expect Pregnancy Journal and Organizer. So I bought it because it looked great. And it is! I used to keep a daily journal and wanted to do one again now that I'm pregnant -- so this book is nice because there's a space to write down something for every day. And if you're at a loss for what to write down, the book even has prompts to help you along. Plus there's a whole childbirth journal that I'm sure will come in handy when I get up to that. There's also an organizer section that has a place to write down probably everything that'll ever come up during pregnancy. I never knew there was so much to keep track of. :-) At least I have this book to help me along. It's really got everything you could possibly need in a pregnancy organizer, so I can't wait to fill it up. And I can't wait to put my ultrasound pics in the pocket -- that's so smart! One other thing, there are great tips along the way for each week of pregnancy so it's like having an abridged version of What to Expect When You're Expecting to carry along with you. Anyway, I love the book so far. And I'm sure I'll love it more throughout my pregnancy.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    Great book for first time moms!

    I purchased this book when i was about 12 weeks pregnant, and I am now 22 and I absolutely love it! It it small and compact and can fit into your purse or bag to go with you everywhere, and it has everything that you could possibly need to keep track of throughout your pregnancy. I love it because it has so much room to write and it is just so easy to use!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    Hard to find anything

    It does have a lot of stuff to fill in & lots of places to fill in memories. It is also difficult to find what you are looking for. There are only 3 tabs to separate the journal, but there are many more different types of sections. I had to put my own sticky tabs all over it. I am going to have to dig through the book in the hospital if I want to fill anything in. It is in a strange order, seems kinda mixed up. I don't think I would sit there filling it out during my appt. like there is space to do. I think it could be easier to use if there were more sections and tabs. I also think it should be larger pages so the book is not 282 pages long. It is also difficult to separate the pages because they are so thin.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2010

    ok

    The daily journal is a bit much to ask for entry every day. There were also bizarre questions under medical area that I do not know would be recommended for your children to read as they are older. My first pregnancy journal seemed much better and more likely as a keepsake to have my son read as he is older. This one had questions like"Has your partner ever physically abused you?" Thought that was a little off. Found it a little overwhelming with not as many uplifting questions that they could have presented.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Usefull Tool

    I love this organizer. It helps keep everything in order, especially for first timers! It has everything you could need, including places for names and questions for the doctor. It's compact enough that you can carry it with you at all times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2014

    A very useful and wonderful tool!

    I bought it for my daughter in the beginning of her pregnancy. She lives in another state, so we had fun on the phone and separate laptops, searching through the Barnes & Noble website together, looking for just the right book.
    She absolutely loves, and utilizes this wonderful book!

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

    I wish I'd had this for my previous kids!

    I got this journal on the advice of a friend. It arrived a few days ago and I spent hours today catching up in it (I'm already 4 months pregnant). I just couldn't stop! I'm usually bad at journaling because I can't think of anything to say, but this journal has questions to prompt you to put info like your weight, waist size, info about your health history, etc., as well as plenty of blank spots for you to record your own personal feelings, daily activities, etc. I am excited to fill everything in and will DEFINITELY get this journal again for any future pregnancies! I sure wish I'd had this when I was pregnant before!

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    Excellent way to keep things together

    I bought this organizer for my second pregnancy. I had one with my first so I sorta knew what I was looking for. I loved everything about this one and will be using it for subsequent children as well. One of my favorite parts was the section to keep track of your doc appointments. It helped me to keep it all together and have a place to take notes and write questions that I can hold on to. Plus it looks like a journal so you don't feel silly for bringing in a keepsake book to your appointments! Some of the things the book offered were a little redundant for me (only because this was my second pregnancy) but it didn't bother me and I would have loved to have it for my first! My only complaint is that the organization of it was confusing for me. Also, there were sections within sections that would easily get lost without a way to separate them. All in all I highly reccomend this book!

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