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Title:
From dude to dad : the diaper dude guide to pregnancy
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Perigee Book, 2014.
ISBN:
9780399166266
Physical Description:
xvii, 201 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: ch. 0 Before the Countdown Begins -- Prepping for Impregnating -- She's Pregnant! -- It's a Celebration, Y'all! ... Or Is It? -- What's Up, Doc? -- Dude, Your Life Isn't Over -- ch. 1 The First Trimester -- Where Are We Now? -- Telling the Rest of the World -- The Friendship Game -- Hormones, Hormones, Hormones -- The Porcelain Throne (aka Your Wife's New Best Friend) -- Coping with Superpowers `n' Mood Swings -- Sex: Will We Ever Have It Again? -- ch. 2 The Second Trimester -- Wrapping Your Head Around All This -- Ultrasound: The Must-See Movie of the Year! -- Sex Status -- Some Food Advice for Mom -- Cravings and Sympathy (Weight) for the Devil -- Go with the Flow -- And Then There's Boobs -- Getting Connected with the Baby -- Staying Connected with Your Partner -- ch. 3 The Third Trimester -- What to Do When She Feels Like Crap -- Makin' Dinner for Mom -- Get Yer Ass in Class! -- Choosing the Birthing Place -- The Name Game.

Contents note continued: Baby Showers and You -- ch. 4 Birth -- How Do You Know It's Time? -- Getting to Know Your Hospital -- Your Role During Labor -- Staying Sane -- The Baby's Here! -- The ABCs of C-Sections -- To Cut or Not to Cut -- Baby Paranoia -- The Little White Room -- ch. 5 Life with Baby -- Bringing Home Baby -- Baby-Proofing -- The Wonderful World of Pets -- Dear, Sweet Friends -- Travelin' Man -- Sex After Birth -- Man vs. Myth -- ch. 6 Happy and Healthy Parenting -- Get It Out -- Listen, Stop Fixing -- Use the Pause Button -- Keep Things Fresh -- Tackle Fear -- Practice Romance 101 -- Ask Questions -- Temper Your Expectations -- It's All About We, Not Me -- Compromise.
Abstract:
From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it's okay to be scared out of your mind. You'll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby. Be prepared for the arrival that will ultimately change your life in the best way possible.
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Congrats- You're going to be a dad! Now what? Dude, relax; you're going to be fine. But it wouldn't hurt to get a few pointers - a road map of what lies ahead. That's what this book is for. From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it's okay to be scared out of your mind. You'll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby. Be prepared for the arrival that will ultimately change your life in the best way possible. If you're a dude going to be a dad, this book will make you laugh all the way to fatherhood!' Adam Cohen, DaDaRocks.com


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Pegula (creator of Diaper Dude, a line of gear for dads) offers a dude-centric guide for expectant fathers. Any man who doesn't identify himself as a "dude" may not be able to get past being constantly referred to as such or repeated asides about barbecuing or drinking. Dude language may also prove off-putting. Examples range from the silly such as, "I'm not going to get all... Dr. Philish on ya" to crude references to "your wang" and your wife's "rad new set of jugs." Men who embrace the "dude" sobriquet and who are planning a family may find some helpful hints in this "Pregnancy 101 from the dude's point of view." Pegula hammers home a few main points, chief among them being "it's not all about YOU anymore." Listening to your partner and being supportive features prominently, as does remembering whose life will be the most difficult over the next nine months, and providing your mate with compliments and massages. New fathers and fathers-to-be should be ready for new experiences-like housework. An adequate resource for dudes, with discussion of standard pregnancy milestones and baby prep, though nondudes may wish to seek advice elsewhere. Agent: Stacey Glick, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Pegula, creator of Diaper Dude, "hip gear for cool dads," here offers a pseudocaveman guide to pregnancy and fatherhood. His adventures in fatherhood and baby gear began with an abhorrent selection of diaper bags, whereupon he decided to take matters into his own hands. The onetime actor and dog walker was not to be deterred, however, and not only embraced parenthood fully and is now the father of three, but started his own line of baby gear (think camo). Based on the philosophy that you don't have to lose your identity after you become a dad, the author covers such masculine-focused concerns as, "Will I ever have sex again?" and ahem, "Where do I fit in?" VERDICT While frequent he-man references to the reader as "Dude," and eye-rolling cliches such as likening sperm to "the boys," seem downright dumb if not merely immature, Pegula still offers fathers-to-be an accurate look at becoming a dad and an enthusiasm that is admirable. A solid selection for men on the journey to parenting who simply can't tolerate What To Expect When You're Expecting. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.