Hey everyone, I'm looking for opinions and experiences from anyone who has kids, is pregnant, or is wanting to become pregnant! I've been wondering a lot lately what us queer parents are supposed to do in the baby book regard. Having a baby book for each of our (future, not yet pregnant with) children is something I really want, but it seems like all the baby books out there are very heterosexist. I don't want to buy a Mommy/Daddy baby book and cross out "Daddy", I want a book that I'm a consideration to begin with!
Has anyone found any baby books directed towards alternative families? If so, where and how do you like it?
If not, what would you hope to see in one? What are the things you think are important to include and what are the things that you think aren't so important (and maybe are downright annoying to include)?
Examples, from my very own baby book that my mother completed (mostly), are: any/all "firsts"; the list of guests who attended the baby shower(s) and what gifts they gave; photo pages; info from my day of birth (Dr/MW's name, facility name, weight, length, time, etc.); First Impressions page; Birth Certificate page; footprints page; Visitors page; Gifts, Cards and Flowers list page; Family Tree and relatives page; Parents' messages to baby; Daily Schedule; Growth Chart; Routine Dr. Visits; Vaccination Record; Dental record; "Special Favorites"; photo pages for each birthday 1-7 years; Religious Events; Holiday Happenings; School photo pages; Special Keepsakes pocket, etc.
At the back are a bunch of pockets where my mom put letters she wrote to me while she was pregnant and after I was born, as well as cards received from family and friends.
Whew! So sorry for the novel I just wrote up there... Anyway, I really look forward to reading everyone's experiences and ideas, thank you in advance for the help!!