Jun 22, 2010

That's My Baby!

My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby in October. By some stroke of luck (good or bad, I'm not sure) my brother managed to be present for the conception, but working abroad for the first two trimesters. He'll be home next week and squeezing all the baby prep—the gear, the fears, and the morning sickness, too—into one semester.
I'm thinking to help him out with a copy of That's My Baby! Letters From a First-Time Dad to His Baby-to-Be.

 Irish writer, Pól Ó Conghaile wrote a letter every week for 32 weeks—loving, honest, and humorous—to his unborn child, to help himself navigate the hopes, fears, joy, disbelief, and chaos of becoming a Dad.  
"Each week, as his partner grows happily in size, so does Pól’s developing bond with their little one. From the excitement of the first ultrasound scan to the anticipation of things they can do together (think story-telling, prodding jellyfish, or diving with white-tipped reef sharks in Indonesia), his diary slowly but surely helps build a sense of himself as a Dad."
It's apparently the first book on fatherhood by an Irish writer (big surprise there!), so it seems my brother should read it ... before he rewrites the book himself!

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