When it comes to the unknown territory of having a baby, moms-to-be have nearly unending resources to plan and execute a healthy pregnancy and navigate those first months and years as a parent with confidence. New dads? Not so much. They want to get in the game too, but, says Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson, "I could find clearer direction for putting together a baby swing than for taking care of a newborn child."
The New Dad's Playbook is every man's game plan to being the best partner and the best father, from pre-season (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to post-season (after baby is home). It helps men understand what their wives are going through physically and emotionally during and after pregnancy, allowing them to support their most important teammate. It tells men what to expect when their baby is homeand what to do when the unexpected happens. This tell-it-like-it-is book will take men from just winging it to winning it.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Benjamin Watson is a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, an ESPN and NFL Network commentator, a leading spokesman for All Pro Dad and NFL Father & Kids Experience, and the founder of One More, a foundation that helps to spread the love and hope of Christ by meeting real needs, promoting education, and supporting local charities. A finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year, Watson is deeply engaged in the community through his work with the NFL and its organizations and his own, and he is one of the league's most active members in both traditional and social media, with over 300,000 Facebook fans with whom he engages on a daily basis. He is the author of Under Our Skin and has appeared on Dr. Phil, The 700 Club, The Rachael Ray Show, CNN, Fox News, and many more. USA Today has said that Watson "illustrates the power of the platform that many players possess, but few are prone to use to address social issues. He is a shining example of how to put resources that come from his status as an NFL player to good use." He lives in Maryland with his wife, Kirsten, and their five kids.
Table of Contents
Foreword Meg Meeker, MD 11
Introduction Kirsten Watson 15
Part 1 Training Camp
1 Where's the Fatherhood Playbook? 21
2 Pre-practice Warm-Up: What You Should Expect When She's Expecting 31
3 What's in a Name and Babymoons 51
4 Sex: The Good, the Bad, and Everything in Between 57
Part 2 Regular season
5 X's and O's: Your Pregnancy Handbook 65
6 Bed Check: Her Body Is Changing and So Are Her Needs 83
7 Baby Showers: They're Not just for Women Anymore 97
8 Make a Budget: Babies Are Expensive 111
Part 3 Super Bowl
9 Scrimmaging: Last-Minute Preparations 119
10 Game Day: Labor, Delivery, and Your First Moments with Your Child 131
Part 4 Postgame
11 Monday Morning Quarterback: The Babe's Home, Now What? 143
12 Keeping the Marital Bonds Strong 159
Part 5 Off-Season
13 You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Be a Perfect Dad 171
14 Team Expansion: The Second Child and Beyond 181
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very enjoyable and very informative read. What a great insight into a guys perception, expectation and preparation tactics. I feel more prepared to take on my first child who will be along any day now. Thanks Ben Watson!