As a non-biological mother-to-be, I've found that my role seems to be somewhat unique in most parenting communities. There are plenty of books and groups for birth mommies and daddies but being neither, I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb so to speak.
I wanted to share, in case anyone else was having that feeling of a tough time fitting in or processing emotions as a non-bio parent, that I've been reading [for the second time] She Looks Just Like You: Memoirs of Non-biological Lesbian Motherhood by Amie Klempnauer Miller. It's really spot-on and a fun read. I've yet to find another book in the same genre that really speaks to me as a soon-to-be parent. I highly recommend it, not just to non-bio moms but for birth mommies alike, to gain perspective on their partners' journey through the pregnancy. It's such a sweet story, and oddly enough, the women in the book could BE my wife and I based on their dynamic and personalities lol [are we REALLY that stereotypical? :P ]
Anyway, just throwing that out there.
Anyone else have any reading suggestions? Since we're so early in the pregnancy, I've found there's little else I can do besides read, so I'm trying to soak up as much information right now as I can.