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ABCs for Expectant Dads: review & giveaway

December 10, 2009

**CLOSED!**
**WINNER: random.org #34 = Kristel! Congratulations! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Thanks to everyone for reading and thanks to Todd for sponsoring!

Author Todd Barrett Lieman was nice enough to offer me a copy of his “go-to-guide for guys” book, “ABCs for Expectant Dads: The Ultimate A-Z Resource for Dads-in-Training.” I was really excited to include it in Steve’s push present… it’s so hard to find great dad-to-be gifts!

When I got this book in the mail, I was very pleasantly surprised to see a handwritten note from Todd himself on the first page of the book. He wrote:

Steve- good luck & congrats! You’re in for the ride of your life! Cheers, Todd

How nice was that?! I didn’t even know he knew my husband’s name. There is a page at the back of the book for notes and I left Steve my own mushy letter there πŸ™‚

I figured I’d glance through the book before giving it to Steve and instead, I ended up reading the entire thing in one sitting. Every A through Z, all 113 pages of it. I learned things too! This book was great–a very easy read. Todd really covers everything a guy should know and does it in a humorous way. I circled and highlighted things for Steve and some of my favorites were…

Baby Proofing: “…only allowing the bad wines within the baby’s reach…”

Back Labor: …”If you choose to ignore your partner’s pain, you will instead have the opportunity to be divorced.”

Breastfeeding: …”someone did invent this sort of inflatable, fake-boob contraption that the non-breastfeeding partner or adoptive mother can wear around the neck, into which formula or breast milk is inserted…” (I scared DH by telling him that he was SO getting one of these! haha)

Egg shells: …”what you’ll be walking on for the better part of 40 weeks during the pregnancy… Remember: she looks beautiful pregnant…”

Golf: “Who are you kidding?”

Sports: …”If you’re smart… you can ‘volunteer’ to watch the baby, feed him, and change his diaper during the game.”

Wife: “After this experience, if you don’t think she is the most amazing person on the planet, you should be shot…”

And soooo many more! He warns of blood and gas and mood swings… or sudden urges to lip sync to the Backstreet Boys, haha.

What did Steve think? He loved it! There are a few preggo books for men out there, but they’re either “long and boring or treat you like you’re stupid.” This one is so handy in the A-Z format, you just flip to the word you want, read the short paragraph and you’re set! Plus, it’s funny.

Want your own?! You can buy it on Amazon for $10.36 here: ABCs for Expectant Dads (Go-to Guides for Guys)

OR… win your own autographed copy here!

To Enter:

Mandatory Entry:
Leave a comment letting me know who you want to win this book for

Extra Entries (Leave one comment for EACH extra entry):
1 entry: follow Todd on twitter @skadaddlemedia [leave a comment with your twitter name]

1 entry: follow me on twitter @babydickey [leave a comment with your twitter name]

1 entry: tweet about this, linking to this post and using @babydickey and @skadaddlemedia [leave a comment with a link to your tweet]

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1 entry: vote for us on top baby blogs just by clicking here!

3 entries: put my button on your blog [leave a link to your blog]

3 entries: blog about this giveaway linking to this post [leave me a link to it]

Contest ends Thursday, December 17th, at 11:59 pm CST. A winner will be chosen by random.org, emailed, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Good luck!

44 Comments leave one →
  1. Todd Lieman permalink
    December 10, 2009 10:57 am

    Thanks, Emily! I’m glad you and Steve like the book.

  2. Kim permalink
    December 10, 2009 12:50 pm

    I’m due any day now!!! Would love to give this book to my hubby.
    πŸ™‚

  3. Kim permalink
    December 10, 2009 12:50 pm

    I follow on Twitter (stoopidgerl)

  4. Kim permalink
    December 10, 2009 12:51 pm

    email subscriber

  5. December 11, 2009 10:58 am

    Fun stuff! There is not enough ‘men’ books out there!!! πŸ™‚

  6. Alice Anne permalink
    December 11, 2009 1:38 pm

    I’d like to win it for my husband. He’d get a kick out of it.

  7. Alice Anne permalink
    December 11, 2009 1:39 pm

    I follow you on Twitter. Username ngurl2000.

  8. Alice Anne permalink
    December 11, 2009 1:39 pm

    I’m a follower via Google Reader.

  9. Alice Anne permalink
    December 11, 2009 1:41 pm

    I voted for u on top baby blogs.

  10. December 11, 2009 10:59 pm

    Hubby totally needs this book!

  11. December 11, 2009 10:59 pm

    I subscribe via rss

  12. December 11, 2009 10:59 pm

    I voted

  13. Geri Nyland permalink
    December 12, 2009 12:32 am

    I would love to win this for my friend’s husband who is going to be a first time Daddy in March and he is way more excited then she is…lol…

  14. Geri Nyland permalink
    December 12, 2009 12:33 am

    I am following you on Twitter…My name on there is EbayMommy…

  15. Geri Nyland permalink
    December 12, 2009 12:34 am

    I’m following Todd on Twitter with my Twitter name “EbayMommy”

  16. Geri Nyland permalink
    December 12, 2009 12:35 am

    I am now an e-mail subscriber.

  17. Geri Nyland permalink
    December 12, 2009 12:35 am

    I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs.

  18. wendy wallach permalink
    December 12, 2009 1:44 am

    I want to win this book for my friend kathy.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  19. Kathy D permalink
    December 12, 2009 1:22 pm

    My brother in law he is going to be a Daddy again after many years

  20. susan varney permalink
    December 13, 2009 9:55 am

    i love to read mverno@roadrunner.com

  21. December 14, 2009 6:12 pm

    I would love to add this to my lending library! I also follow both you and Todd on twitter @mindbodybabies πŸ™‚

  22. Jason permalink
    December 15, 2009 3:52 pm

    I would like to win this for my brother who is a soon to be dad!

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  23. Jason permalink
    December 15, 2009 3:53 pm

    I follow @skadaddlemedia on Twitter

    parkerozgood

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  24. Jason permalink
    December 15, 2009 3:53 pm

    I follow @babydickey on Twitter

    parkerozgood

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  25. Jason permalink
    December 15, 2009 3:55 pm

    Tweeted

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  26. Jason permalink
    December 15, 2009 3:56 pm

    subscriber

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  27. Lish permalink
    December 15, 2009 3:58 pm

    i would love to win this for my husband. he’s going to be a GREAT dad!

  28. Erma permalink
    December 16, 2009 10:53 am

    I’d like this for my hubby.

  29. Andria permalink
    December 16, 2009 12:44 pm

    I would love to win this for my brother. Thank you.

  30. Andria permalink
    December 16, 2009 12:44 pm

    email subscriber

  31. Daniel M permalink
    December 16, 2009 4:39 pm

    for my brother in law, he needs all the help he can get!

  32. Ed Nemmers permalink
    December 16, 2009 5:18 pm

    For my neighbor!

  33. cassandra permalink
    December 17, 2009 1:22 pm

    For my husband!

  34. KristelH permalink
    December 17, 2009 10:37 pm

    I would love to win this book for my husband!

  35. KristelH permalink
    December 17, 2009 10:38 pm

    Subscribed via RSS feed.

  36. Dylan permalink
    December 17, 2009 10:42 pm

    I’d like to win this for myself.

  37. Dylan permalink
    December 17, 2009 10:42 pm

    I’d like this for myself.

  38. Lori Taube permalink
    December 18, 2009 12:24 am

    I would love to win this for my husband!

  39. Lori Taube permalink
    December 18, 2009 12:24 am

    Following Todd on Twitter – clctaube

  40. Lori Taube permalink
    December 18, 2009 12:25 am

    Following you on Twitter – clctaube

  41. Lori Taube permalink
    December 18, 2009 12:26 am

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/6788342455

  42. Lori Taube permalink
    December 18, 2009 12:26 am

    I’m an email subscriber

  43. Lori Taube permalink
    December 18, 2009 12:27 am

    I voted on top baby blogs!

  44. Gianna permalink
    December 18, 2009 12:39 am

    I’d love to win this for my husband’s friend who’s expecting his 1st child. We already have 5 πŸ™‚

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