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So You're Going to Be a Dad, Revised Edition by Peter Downey

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Pregnancy

“They’ve got to get themselves from being a single cell to a whole person complete with a full set of functioning body parts, without instructions or an allen key. Now that’s an achievement.”

Sugar and Spice . . .

Some people have a gift for asking the stupid question.

Such as, on your birthday: “Do you feel any older?”

Or on the return from your honeymoon: “How’s married life treating you?”

Or when your wife says: “What do you think of my new skirt?”

Or when your aunt hasn’t seen you in a while: “My, you’re tall, aren’t you?”

Stupid.

Being in the baby-making game does not exclude you from such wanton conversational stupidity. The question I was constantly asked during each of Meredith’s pregnancies was “What do you think you’re ...

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