We're still here doing the ttc thing, although we took this month and last month off, so we won't actually inseminate again until February. That will be try #3, and we are really hoping to get lucky. We only have two more tries of our donor in storage (4 vials), and though there may be a couple vials still in the sibling storage at the bank (there were 7 vials a few months ago), we're definitely facing the possibility that our next baby will have a different donor. I have mixed feelings about it. Part of me feels like whatever's meant to be, will be, and that maybe using a different donor would increase our chances of having a girl this time (of the half-siblings we know of, 4 of them are boys and two are girls, and both girls were conceived via IVF (a process which increases the chances of girl babies. . . so it seems like our current donor has some boy-heavy sperm). But then another part of me will feel really sad if our next baby has a different donor, mostly because our first two kids share a donor, and maybe the third kid would feel left out for having a different one? And we do like the way our boys have turned out
, so it would be nice to be able to eliminate some of the unkown by using the same donor. Anyway, obviously this will be out of our hands.
Megin and Katie: How exciting that you *may* be ttc another baby! There are plenty of moms over in the ttc forums who have taken clomid while bf their toddlers. I think it is somewhat controversial because a small amount of clomid will get into the milk, and also because it is probably less likely to work when there are bfing hormones at play. But, personally, I wouldn't worry about it. I took clomid last time, and luckily don't have to this time (at least, I am ovulating on my own now, whereas I wasn't before). But we talked about that possibility of me taking it while nursing and that was not an issue for us really. There are plenty of other reasons why I didn't want to take it (namely my *TWO* beautiful sons, lol).
Welcome to the new mamas and mamas-to-be! How are the pregnant ones among us doing?
Hoping to join the ranks of pregnant lesbians SOON!