With Lizbian's encouragement, I'm cautiously re-entering the Queer and Pregnant thread (I'm also queer and parenting; I have a 2.5 year old kid). I'm about 4 weeks pregnant, but got my first BFP at only about 9dpo, so I've known for about two long weeks. This is my THIRD one-hit-wonder (first IUI try, the others were ICI at home): I've gotten pregnant on the first try every time we've tried (!). I had a difficult loss in my first pregnancy, where we learned at 10 weeks that the fetus had a severe neural tube defect, and we chose to terminate at 13 weeks. Even though I've since had a successful pregnancy and an amazing thriving kid, that loss left me pretty cautious about first-trimester enthusiasm. I know there's always something to worry about, but I'm especially jinxy in these first weeks! So bear with me as I take it slow.
Anyway, here's my intro responses:
Name/Username? Beastie (some of you may know my real name from the MDC facebook group, but I don't use it here).
Who is in your family? Me, DP, DD, two dogs, and some fish. Also, not in our family but nevertheless relevant, we are in touch with 10 donor-sibling families, with about 15 kids all together that we know of.
What pronouns do you and your family members use? I use feminine pronouns (she/her), DP is trans and uses masculine pronouns (he/him), DD (Esther) uses feminine for now.
If you're pregnant, when are you due? Assuming a sticky, healthy, pregnancy, my due date will be around April 30. But E was born a week before her due date, and she was pretty fully cooked.
If you already have kids, tell us two interesting things about each of them. E is 2.5. She's super verbal and hilarious. Her favorite color is purple.
If you work outside the home (or inside the home at something other than parenting), what do you do? I'm an English professor; I love my job, but I'm sure you'll hear me complain about the sexism and microagression toward women in general and female parents in particular, especially in my position on the tenure clock.
What are your favorite things to do when you're not working/doing the grunt work of parenting? Reading, gossiping, hanging out with my family, watching more bad television than I'd like to admit to...