I just finished reading this book a few days ago, and I wanted to put the word out there that you soon-to-be mamas should check it out! I would think it will be especially helpful to non-bio moms who are sorting through the feelings and requirements of their new role.
Being from Minneapolis, MN, just like the author-- I was lucky enough to run across a review for this book in our local (mainstream, daily) paper. I ordered it right away and got to reading!
The author is a lesbian, with a long-time partner. They decide to have a baby together, and their discussions are covered in the book. Considerations, thoughts about how life will change, hopes, etc. The author decides she wants to carry their child, and goes through many sessions of insemination. And nothing takes... Her partner goes in for insemination, then, and gets pregnant on the first try. So, then the author needs to deal with her new role-- no longer the body that will be physically growing their child, but now the caretaker of the pregnant partner, and later, the main caretaker of their infant.
The book was entertaining, high on emotions and the nuances of caring for a partner/ working through the many changes in a relationship. It's not heavy on technical details, so I'm looking to other books for that information. I found it helpful that the book was so honest in how the relationship between these two partners struggled and changed through the course of creating their baby. And how difficult it was on the two of them to finally have that little one there!
I highly recommend this book. Has anyone else read it?