Originally Posted by kjm
indigo--welcome to the 1/2 way point!! Its feels so good!!
raene & wazz--those babies are hanging in there, but soon, so very soon, they will be in your arms
carmen-- I'm right there with you, sooo much movement its crazy!! finally yesterday kiddo moved up a bit--phhheww I've felt like the Liberty Bell for the last few weeks, either a foot or hand had been ringing my pubic bones for a while, but alas--finally some relief as my uterus expanded.
are we the only 5 left?? where is everybody??
Jodybird?? Travelgirlz? baby.fatty? Scalpel? basje? and others????
and what about you newbies?? Kimlyn??? hbog?
I'm here, just having a hard time keeping up with this long thread. Just managed to slide into the second trimester and feeling pretty good (finally). I've been enjoying my due date club forum but am reminded sometimes of how different most of are experinces are when I read the posts about the problems with their husbands being insenstive or not having the option of having the birth they want because their husbands don't agree. It makes me really greatful that I get to have this pregnancy be about me, without having to deal with anybody else!
That said, I get some strange reactions from people in person when they find out I'll be a single mother. True the pregancy was unplanned but I'm looking forward to the whole experince, and really don't know how to respond to the pity filled comments I'm getting. I'm a queer lady- I was never going to have a "normal" family structure... I just happened to save a bunch of money on sperm with some inconvient timing.
On the other hand, I don't feel like I fit in with the lezzi's online much either. I didn't have to do donor interviews, or pick somebody who looks like my girlfriend or spend eight months ttc. I haven't had a "lesbian parenting" experience at all. It's strange not to fit, and odd that I feel like I have more in common with the single straight woman who decides to have a kid on her own. Maybe once the baby is here or when I start dating again I feel like more of the queer parenting community, I hope so, but maybe not.
It's really strange to think about dating, and I can't really imagine going out to the bars or clubs (the way to meet people where I'm living now) as I am starting to show. Also because I did get pregnant on accident (drunken whoops with a male friend and the first bio boy I've slept with since I was 17) I notice a lot more bi-phobia from women I do meet. Although this incident has confirmed that I am really not interested in any other heterosexual experinces, others seem to find my claim still being a lesbian untrue. First off the bi-phobia is a real turn off in a potential partner anyway (biggotry just isn't hot) but I just didn't see this one coming.