Many people know my hearts desire is to be mom, and that I love children. Some days I think I am crazy and I can't believe I would want to sacrifice my life for a child, but I think I am there.
So, I was given the opportunity to read a book called "Expectant Parents, Preparing Together for Journey of Parenthood" and I love how honest this book. Every pregnancy is different, every parents journey is different, but the common thread is that you are going to have a baby and your world is going to CHANGE, dramatically.
While so many books focus on prenatal development and the health of the mother, which are important, this book focuses on what happens when the child arrives HOME. It offers practical advice. Babies do not come with manuals and this book provides ways for your to figure out what kind of home and family you can choose to build that is appropriate for your family.
Not only does this book talk about your new baby, it also talks about what you need to do in your marriage. Having a baby can affect your relationship with your spouse. Imagine that? It talks about communication, preparing for your new stages as parents, how to deal with physical, emotional and spiritual changes that happen with the new arrival of a little one.
This book is great because it touches on all areas of life and is a real handy resource. It is realistic and it doesn't make the reader have false expectations of parenthood. If you know someone who is pregnant, I recommend throwing this into the baby shower gift, they will thank you for it! This book gets 5 stars from me!