Postcards from the Bump (Paperback)

A Chick’s Guide to Getting to Know the Baby in Your Belly

By Ame Mahler Beanland, Emily Miles Terry

Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9780738213224, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2009

List Price: 14.95*
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Despite the abundance of parenting primers, no single book helped expectant parents focus on a key player in the process—the developing baby itself—until now. Postcards from the Bump teaches parents to recognize the many cues babies give about their burgeoning personalities and what they'll be like once they've entered the world.

Here are true stories from moms, helpful tips, and how-to's—from dressing your bump to planning a “babymoon” to learning what those cravings mean—as well as simple, indulgent recipes like “Gingerbread Patty Cakes” and “Dark Cluster Love Bars.” The perfect gift for the mommy-to-be, Postcards from the Bump takes the focus off the hardships, fears, and pounds of pregnancy and places it firmly on the babies.

About the Author

Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Miles Terry are columnists and the New York Times bestselling co-authors of It's a Chick Thing® and Nesting, which have sold over 175,000 copies combined. They live in Texas and Massachusetts, respectively.

Praise For Postcards from the Bump: A Chick’s Guide to Getting to Know the Baby in Your Belly

Dallas Morning News, 4/28/09
“[The authors] offer wit, wisdom and whimsy in this lighthearted guide to those all-important nine months…Positive attitude, coupled with the duo’s breezy style give the book it ‘talking to a friend’ flavor. Extensive research, meanwhile, enabled them to pass on scientific insights into everything from bonding with your burgeoning bump to the reasons behind cravings.”