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Books for Dad

Hi Everyone!

I was wondering what books you got for your husband/partner? I picked up "The Caveman's Guide to Pregnancy", and I ended up not liking it (I read before husband tried). It carried the "caveman" theme a little too far in my opinion, and made it difficult to read. Also, my husband hates being labeled as a "dumb male" who is incompetent... should've realized a book calling men "cavemen" wouldn't be right for him lol! Lesson learned. Anyway... any books out there that were easy to read but that don't speak to the reader as if they are an idiot? Thanks in advance :) :)!
*TW - Pregnancy mentioned*
Me: 28 DH: 33, Married May 2014
3 failed IUIs Dec '15 - Feb '16
IVF April/May 2016 - 1 failed fresh transfer. 11 snow angels.
1st FET 7/29/16 = BFP
Lawson arrived on 4/24/2017 at 7lbs 15oz, 21 1/2 inches long!
Surprise pregnancy!! Baby #2 due 10/11/18 <3

Re: Books for Dad

  • My husband`s friend (who has two kids) gave him the book named Birth Partner , he started reading . I think he liked it and learning becuase he started to make comments on things that I didnot know that he knows :)

    babylonghorn16
  • I've had friends recommend these 2 books https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1449418465/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0789212137/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    I got the 1st one for my husband, cause he'll appreciate the bit of humor more I think. 
    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



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  • Also, he is reading some of the What to expect for the first year book and a Sleeping book, I think they are not for only moms. He wants to be involved as much as he can, and I do not have too much energy to read at the moment so he s doing most of the reading for us , except the breastfeeding part :) 

  • Right after we got our second beta results my hubs ordered the guy's version of What to Expect. It's so cute... he'll come up to me randomly and say, "I'm supposed to remind you to not go too long without eating!" or "I added saltines to our shopping list."

    Tonight he told me that he read I should be drinking milk. So I poured myself a glass haha. I swear he knows more than I do sometimes!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sept 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (April 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    AandDM2014babylonghorn16caseyw8784
  • What about if you husband hates to read? Is there a good Netflix documentary?
    DX PCOS + mild male factor
    TTC since Dec. 2015
    Current Treatment: Metformin, Provera, Letrozole, Trigger, IUI
    Past Treatment: Clomid + Metformin x 3 BFN
    Letrozole 5 mg + Trigger shot + IUI = BFP!
    Beta confirmed 8/22
    EDD 5/1/17
    AandDM2014halipsbabylonghorn16mrygoround
  • My doctor`s office offered us bunch of online videos (called Emmi) which give general information about pregnancy, nutrition, childbirth etc. 

  • I bought "Comando Dad" for hubbs. He's a Marine so he liked the military theme. He's not a big reader and it was straight to the point.
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