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Yeah, Georgia is weird. Where are you? You may be able to find a doctor in Atlanta who will do the insems for you so that you're not breaking the law and are able to do your second parent adoption.
Agree with all of this, and also hope I didn't sound flip about the costs involved. We were lucky to have some insurance coverage this time around, but I had none with my first pregnancy, and was living on a grad student stipend. I took out a student loan to buy sperm! And I don't regret it at all, because my kids are all so incredibly perfect.
Hugs. That's a lot of trying. It sounds like you need to have a big talk about what you both want your next steps to be. I hear two different issues here- cost, and desire. The cost you can figure out. A cycle of inseminations with clomid/Femera (which are not $$) at the REs will cost you less than a month of daycare. It feels overwhelming to come up with the money, but you can find a way to make it happen, and after a year of trying, I think it's a reasonable step....
Soto- congrats on such a beautiful birth! Please don't feel like you failed any part of that birth- it sounds perfect! I also did hypnobirthing with my first. Some of it was useful, some of it wasn't. Labor is different for everyone, and I get annoyed by these methods that make us believe there's only one way. Really, that goes for parenting too. I had a very similar breastfeeding issue with my first, and ended up pumping and bottle feeding for close to a year. It felt...
Congrats Redrock! So fabulous!
Yeah, I tell lots of stories with trans characters, and have thought about writing one, but, um, I've got three kids and a crazy job. Someday...
Anyone have suggestions on books for young kids with trans parents?
Sexy time- with DD1, I loved preggy sex, and we did it all the time. Then she was born, and my libido seriously disappeared. For like a year. Completely. That was really a challenge. This time around, I couldn't wait for pregnancy sex. Except that with my insane, huge, stressful, and painful twin pregnancy, it wasn't actually all that great. However, post-partum sexy time has been so much better this time around, and I felt like my libido (and sense of self in general) got...
This is such great news! Congratulations!
Hi and welcome! I might have been the person asking about second parent adoptions. I think it all depends on your state, but if you are able to, I would do it. We live in a state that bans second parent adoption, and my DP was born in a state that won't change your birth certificate, so even though he's legally male in every other way, we were advised that we could not do a SPA because of the birth cert. We are "straight married" and he is listed on our twins' birth cert,...
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