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Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-11-2011, 11:07 AM
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Posted By aljm41910
I found on on Monday (7th) that I am expecting...

I found on on Monday (7th) that I am expecting my first in July!  Looks like sometime around the 18th. 
Congrats to you guys!
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-07-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,501
Posted By aljm41910
I got my BFP this morning!

I got my BFP this morning!
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-02-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,178
Posted By aljm41910
My DW and I found our current donor on the...

My DW and I found our current donor on the site.  Our original donor lives 500mi away and we used him once in August but have found it tough to make the trip back up there. We live in a smaller town...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-01-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,838
Posted By aljm41910
OK, need some help... DW and I did our second...

OK, need some help...
DW and I did our second and last insemination Monday evening @ 10:45. I hadn't gotten a +opk but it was our last opportunity on this trip to insem. I got a -opk last night...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-29-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 8,377
Posted By aljm41910
Wow, DW and I did our first insemination earlier...

Wow, DW and I did our first insemination earlier tonight and will be doing another Monday evening. Fingers crossed that this works the first time. I was super nervous and felt like I had to be...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-08-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 8,377
Posted By aljm41910
So DW made the call to her cousin and we're...

So DW made the call to her cousin and we're going to be doing the insem at the end of the month! Wow, I thought we weren't going to be doing this for a while... now its less than 3wks away. I am...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-08-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,003
Posted By aljm41910
If DW's cousin gives us an okay for the insem at...

If DW's cousin gives us an okay for the insem at the end of the month I will use it this coming cycle.  From what I've read, to induce ovulation without jepordizing the development of the egg, it...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-08-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 8,377
Posted By aljm41910
Hello everyone! I've been hanging out on the...

Hello everyone!
I've been hanging out on the Taking a Break/Figuring Things Out/Waiting to be Ready list for a while now and I thought I'd be there for several more months but there is a...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-08-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,003
Posted By aljm41910
I usually post over on the queer parenting part...

I usually post over on the queer parenting part of the board but I figured I might get more help over here, so here goes.
 
Here's a little back story... DW and I have been planning to ttc...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-02-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By aljm41910
Sandy, Thanks so much for such a detailed...

Sandy,
Thanks so much for such a detailed review of your experience!  I am very relieved to see that I should be able to have the labor/delivery that I want. 
How was your experience with the tub?...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-02-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,362
Posted By aljm41910
Welcome to Wilmington! I would suggest Dr. Mary...

Welcome to Wilmington! I would suggest Dr. Mary Forehand, she was mine and my sister's pediatrician growing up and my mom loved her.
There is also a group called Wilmington Health Associates. I see...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-30-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,857
Posted By aljm41910
Hello everyone! I've been a member for a while...

Hello everyone!
I've been a member for a while but disappeared for a bit but now I'm back.
DW, J, and I started the whole process back in April with me getting a complete physical, at that time my...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-26-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,231
Posted By aljm41910
I love this thread! Things have been busy with...

I love this thread!
Things have been busy with mine and DW's vacation and Easter with the family but I'm going to try and catch up now.
 
Really funny queer story from our trip: We went to...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-15-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By aljm41910
Nosreves, I'm definitely at the point now where...

Nosreves, I'm definitely at the point now where I know I will enjoy the trip.  DW has never been to the mountains before and I grew up going to Gatlinburg all of the time (my parents met there so it...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-12-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By aljm41910
Hi, thanks so much and congratulations! ...

Hi, thanks so much and congratulations!  Hopefully I won't bombard you with too many questions. 
Are your midwives with ones with University Physicians? 
Your birth plan seems like the one when I...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-09-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By aljm41910
Thanks so much for all of your posts.  I'm...

Thanks so much for all of your posts.  I'm handling things better now for the most part.  I keep telling myself that it will be nothing and I'm being ridiculous for worrying and then I'll have a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-08-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By aljm41910
Thanks for your response Kristine I'm trying not...

Thanks for your response Kristine I'm trying not to stress but I'm a worrier by nature.  My midwife said it was one point or degree (can't remember the term she used) above normal and called it...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-08-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By aljm41910
Just got word that my pap spear from last Friday...

Just got word that my pap spear from last Friday came back abnormal and I've never had an abnormal before.  Anyone dealt with this?  Of course all these things are running through my head and I'm...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-08-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By aljm41910
I'm looking for anyone that has given birth at...

I'm looking for anyone that has given birth at the new women and children's center at the hospital that would be willing to answer some question I have.  I've always wanted a home birth but...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-08-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By aljm41910
It bothers me sometimes that I have to live in a...

It bothers me sometimes that I have to live in a place without some of the rights that other states have.  Then I remind myself that it could be worse.  At least at this time NC doesn't have a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-07-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By aljm41910
Hi Angela!  Up until Dec 2010 there were 2...

Hi Angela!  Up until Dec 2010 there were 2 counties in NC that had allowed over 200 same-sex, second parent adoptions.  However, a somewhat high profile case (and disheartening story)  has pretty...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-07-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 13,542
Posted By aljm41910
Hello maxK, can you add me to the "figuring...

Hello maxK, can you add me to the "figuring things out" column.  I have my first appointment with a RE on the 28th.  I have absolutely no idea what to expect but I'm ready to get the ball rolling. ...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-07-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,989
Posted By aljm41910
Thanks so much for the info.  I think I'm...

Thanks so much for the info.  I think I'm definitely going to give it a try.  My thinking is they may say no because but having my DW last name they think I'm going to try to work the system to get...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-06-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,989
Posted By aljm41910
DesertSunsets, did you apply for your name...

DesertSunsets, did you apply for your name change in your state of residence or in CA?  My wife and I live in NC but got married in DC last April.  I want to change my last name but have hesitated...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-06-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By aljm41910
I stumbled upon this site yesterday while...

I stumbled upon this site yesterday while researching how to get me insurance to cover a home birth in NC and I am so glad to find this place.  Starting a family can be difficult enough but then...
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