So this is my first post. I was afraid to do it because the other lesbian TTC blogs I am reading are so witty and funny and smart. So I will try to keep up with y’all.
Here’s the scoop. My wife, S. and I have been shacked up for almost 11 years. We were married in 2001. Our wedding was in my mom’s backyard, filled with Japanese lanterns, twinkly lights and an unbelievable amount of love. We danced an Argentinean Tango (3 months of lessons). (Oh, and you should know that I overuse parentheses. ) I love S. more and more each year. And each year I think I can’t possibly love her more next year. But then it happens.
We honeymooned for a month in New Zealand and Australia. S. wants to move to New Zealand.
Spring 2003 we bought a house! So we have a teeny but cozy loft style mountain home.
Thanksgiving 2003 we decided we were ready for kids. When S. and I decide to go for something it is all balls out.
I started charting Dec 1st, quit smoking December 15th, inseminated December 29th and 30th.
And we were pregnant in January, 1st try.
S.’s brother donated to me, so our son F. (aka little monster) is related to both of us. On another post I will detail the fun and hilarity of the inseminations. Good stuff.
Anyhoo, he is the most fabulous creature ever.
I mean seriosuly, look at those rolls.
S. is WAY funny. So I will force her to make blog entries with me.
We are currently pre-TTC our second baby. Welcome to Project Making Baby #2. S. wants to be pregnant and experience birth and being what we call the ‘boobie-mama’. It is a very different relationship with the child, esp if you are breastfeeding. My pregnancy was incredible and beautiful blahblahblah, but it was also super challenging in multiple ways – don’t get me strated on the heartburn, copious snot, pulled muscles, hip pain, and stretch marks, among others 🙂
The process is MUCH HARDER this time. We are talking to a PKD (potential known donor) but things are looking not great in terms of us being on the same page. We’ll see. We are trying to make the difficult and unfair (why can’t we do it like heteros) decisions about how to create our next baby, with what sperm, fresh, frozen, degree of donor involvement, how much money can we spend, lawyers, etc. Not fun. We just really want another baby.
All of this while chasing after our 16 month old little monster.
We are so excited to have another one that it is torture to have so many variables, decisions, and waiting. Oh the waiting.
So there it is in a bity nutshell.
I am new to all of this and love reading other peoples TTC and baby blogs.
So I welcome comments and can’t wait to start telling our story.