Synopses & Reviews
Finally—A Pregnancy Book That Won't Put Men to Sleep
My Boys Can Swim! tells real men everything they really want to know about pregnancy, such as: How much is it going to cost? Why does your wife primp before seeing her doctor when she hasn't put a stitch of make-up on for you in months? And, most important, what's it going to do to your sex life?
This rollicking, laugh-out-loud book is for expectant dads in search of bottom-line pregnancy information, without all that boring touchy-feely stuff you find in those books written for women. Inside you'll discover helpful—and hilarious—information and insights on such topics as:
The Maternity Wardrobe: "A key part of the maternity wardrobe is maternity underwear—parachute-like undies big enough to fit an NFL defensive lineman."
Baby Names: "Don't give your kids mockable names like Thaddeus, which is Greek for 'I'm a dork and should be beaten up.'"
The Birth: "No one told me it's normal that babies' heads can be misshapen at birth. I was convinced that my wife gave birth to Veldar, the conehead."
“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….”
“From Dude to Dad
tells it like it is, and like it will be, with humor, empathy, insight, and practical relatable advice.”
—Heidi Murkhoff, What to Expect When Youre Expecting
“Offer[s] up much-needed dad advice.”
“From Dude to Dad is a fantastic guide to new fatherhood. It gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how its okay to be scared out of your mind. This ones perfect for all the new dads out there! If youre a dude going to be a dad, this book will make you laugh all the way to fatherhood.”
—Adam Cohen, DaDaRocks.com
“From practical information to sensitive considerations and humor, this book has it all for new dads!”
—Christopher Gavigan, Honest.com
“Whether youre a guy or a gal expecting a baby, Chris Pegula has your back.”
—Kristen Kemp, Parents.com
“Chris Pegula, creator of Diaper Dude, presents the need-to-know essentials for the dude about to be a dad. This what to expect when she's expecting, from which doctor visits are important, to when to begin telling friends and family, to whether or not you'll still have a sex life (short answer: yes).”
“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.”
Pregnancy books generally cater to women -- but what about the father-to-be? At last -- here's a pregnancy book that men will actually read! My Boys Can Swim is a wry, witty, endlessly entertaining book that addresses the concerns of every dad-to-be, with unique guy insights you'll never find in those other pregnancy books.
Congrats: Youre going to be a dad!
Dude, relax; youre going to be fine. But it wouldnt hurt to get a few pointersa road map of what lies ahead. Thats what this book is for.
From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how its okay to be scared out of your mind. Youll 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.
About the Author
is the creator of Diaper Dude, Americas most high-profile line of hip gear for cool dads. He lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles.
Frank Meyer is a journalist, author, senior producer at NBCs Esquire Network, and the proud single father of an eight-year-old girl.
Table of Contents
1. The First Trimester (0 to 3 Months)
Health Insurance: Like a Good Neighbor or a Bad Dream
What's in a Name?
C'mon Up Chuck
Move Over Dolly Parton
The World's Greatest Excuse
2. The Second Trimester (4 to 6 Months)
"Everyone's Getting Fat Like Mama Cass"
Same Stadium, Different Playing Field
No Pain, No Gain
Common Medical Tests
Cop a Feel
Sex Starved or Sex Kitten?
The Joy of "Regifting"
3. The Third Trimester (7 Months to Delivery)
Bankrupt Over Baby Stuff
"Let's All Hold Hands and Sing 'Kumbaya'": Those Dreaded Baby Classes
In Search of Marcus Welby, M.D.
The Invisible Man
The Vital Signs
Check In/Check Out
Riding the Wave
The Mother of All Shots: The Epidural
The Only Day She'll Pray to Be Constipated
You Have to Go Through Hell Before You Get to Heaven
Where's My Reward?
The Fun Begins!
Things No One Tells You About the Post-Delivery Experience
Slice and Dice