What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding: A Reassuring Month-by-Month Guide for the Father-to-Be, Whether He Wants Advice or Not

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The third edition of the best, funniest father's guide to having a baby, What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding, is now thoroughly revised and updated, but it's still packed with information, advice, and attitude distinctively for guys. Originally conceived as a little parody, just something funny and helpful for the expectant man, the book is now a classic gift, passed knowingly from one generation of first-time papas to the next.

With this lighthearted, month-by-month ...

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Overview

The third edition of the best, funniest father's guide to having a baby, What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding, is now thoroughly revised and updated, but it's still packed with information, advice, and attitude distinctively for guys. Originally conceived as a little parody, just something funny and helpful for the expectant man, the book is now a classic gift, passed knowingly from one generation of first-time papas to the next.

With this lighthearted, month-by-month instruction manual on the care and nurture of a pregnant wife—the main role of expectant dads—he'll handle all the important milestones and topics: what not to say during the three phases of labor; what to buy, how many, and when; maintaining work-life balance; maintaining work-life-wife balance.

New features in What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding include:

  • The minefield: the wrong gifts for your pregnant wife
  • Social media pregnancy etiquette: status update!
  • Eight reasons why not to pick out maternity clothes

What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding also features the latest trends!
  • Festive gender-reveal parties. (Really!)
  • Updated baby name guide, including Twitter hash tags.
  • Cloth diapers: The debate is back!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449418465
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 62,282
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

A native of Ithaca, N.Y., Thomas Hill is a creative executive for Nick@Nite and TV Land. A veteran of Harvard, the United States Chess Federation, and fatherhood, Thomas has five children and lives with his family in Verplanck, N.Y.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    The sample ends in the first paragraph of the book

    Ebook samples are a terrific idea. Unfortunately, in this case, the sample includes about half a paragraph of actual content. Please, BN folks, take more care with samples.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    I found this in it's first edition 12yrs ago while pregnant and

    I found this in it's first edition 12yrs ago while pregnant and bought it for myself. It was a great laugh and relieved a lot of my anxiety after reading the actual What to Expect book. I still remember bits and pieces of it to give as advice to my male friends. Take it with a "grain of salt" and realize what it is, a parody (with real advise mixed in) to make you laugh.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    Great advice for prospective dads!

    What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding is in its third, revised, and updated edition. Which says something right there. Unlike the film version of, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, the humor is more reassuring and calming, than anxiety-producing. It is written by someone who has had a child before… five of them, in fact. Author Thomas Hill walks dads-to-be through each month of pregnancy, with recurring sections like, What Your Wife May Look Like, What to Buy This Month, and A Couple of Things to Say to Let Her Know You’re Caring, Sensitive, and Up On the Required Reading. There are also sections on Living with Baby, and pre-pregnancy, and What You Should Have Known About Home Pregnancy Tests Before You Bought This Book. It includes suggestions like listening to their wife, not freaking out, and that there is a thing called “attachment parenting”. I would say that the main point of What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding is that your wife is going through a lot, so be extra kind to her, which is very considerate, in my opinion.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    Great Laughs

    This was hilarious! It's essentially useless for actual information, but great as a stress reliever! I was pregnant when someone gave this to my husband. I read it and loved it.

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  • Posted November 11, 2008

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    Terrible

    I was extremely disapointed with this books - In my opinion it is useless for a would be father.<BR/>The fact that Barnes & Noble carries this title is surprising. <BR/>Well, different stroke...etc. That's what makes this such a great country

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2008

    Great Laughs to Lighten the Stress

    I just finished reading this book and it was great. Although light on actual advise, there are still a few nuggets of help worth finding. Above all else, this book can be a great 'gateway drug' into more realistic pregnancy books. What to Expect . . . identified a lot of the fears an expectant dad, like myself, can go through. Of course at no time does the book say not to worry, instead it just teaches you to worry less and laugh a little bit more. A must for any soon to be dad.

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