Fast forward several years. I remarried, this time to a wonderful man, and we decided to expand our family. We tried to conceive for years and suffered a few devastating losses before we finally welcomed our daughter, Sophie, into the world. Shortly after she was born, we got the shock of a lifetime when we found out we were pregnant AGAIN, this time with our son, Xander.
Naturally, I relied on the What to Expect series. I picked up What to Expect When You're Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, as well as What to Expect the Second Year. (Can't be too prepared, right?) I was amazed at how much I had forgotten over the years, as well as how many things were different.
These books definitely helped keep me off of Google and semi-sane during my pregnancies, and they also helped me keep my cool when illnesses, finicky eating, and even emergencies happened. They also helped me stay on top of normal developmental milestones at different ages, and allowed me to have more open dialogue with our pediatrician.
Other great things found in the What to Expect series are great recipes, games and activities to do with your child, and even a breakdown of what purchases you'll actually need to make before baby arrives. It's a wealth of knowledge that every parent should have even before they conceive! (And yes, there's a book for that, too! I wish I had known that when Dan and I were trying to conceive!)
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