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Forum: Queer Parenting   07-02-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,872
Posted By DesertSunsets
Pokey, I LOVE the story of your son's birth and...

Pokey, I LOVE the story of your son's birth and its close proximity to the SCOTUS ruling two years ago. What a great piece of history his life is intimately wrapped up in.

Isa, I just love...
Forum: February 2016 Due Date Club   07-02-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By DesertSunsets
I'm really sorry to read of your loss, Joan....

I'm really sorry to read of your loss, Joan. Wishing you and yours love and light and gentleness in this time.
Forum: February 2016 Due Date Club   06-30-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By DesertSunsets
6w4d today, and this nausea just sucks. I feel...

6w4d today, and this nausea just sucks. I feel nauseated and like I have a stomach ache no matter if I eat or don't eat. Carby stuff makes it a little better, but not that much. I am feeling like...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-27-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,872
Posted By DesertSunsets
We're back!

Hey everyone! It's been a couple years since I've been around these forums, but I'm happy to see some familiar names still active. DW and I are pregnant with our second child! I'm carrying this time,...
Forum: February 2016 Due Date Club   06-27-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By DesertSunsets
Photo series

My wife and I are big into photography, so we have been talking about a pregnancy photo series for a long time already. We'll do a semi-traditional maternity shoot late in the pregnancy, but we also...
Forum: February 2016 Due Date Club   06-27-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By DesertSunsets
A great day indeed!

Congratulations on a great ultrasound and OF COURSE, your impending marriage. Isn't it an incredible feeling, to know that these babies will never know a world where our marriages weren't recognized?...
Forum: February 2016 Due Date Club   06-24-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,072
Posted By DesertSunsets
Hey everybody! Happy to be jumping in here to...

Hey everybody! Happy to be jumping in here to celebrate these new babes. I'm 28, and this will be the second child to join our family, although my wife carried and birthed our daughter (she's 2.5...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-31-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By DesertSunsets
I realize this is an old thread, but in case it...

I realize this is an old thread, but in case it might be useful information for you I thought I'd reply. We used NW because they'd ship the tank directly to our house, and also because their prices...
Forum: Babywearing   04-02-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 6,197
Posted By DesertSunsets
I love how much more social people are when we...

I love how much more social people are when we carry E, but it is easier to keep strangers from touching her (especially during cold & flu season).  
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-20-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,836
Posted By DesertSunsets
Lise, not that it's the same, but DW had BH...

Lise, not that it's the same, but DW had BH contractions pretty heavily starting at 20 weeks and DD was born on her due date. And it wasn't even a fast labor like her mother swore it would be! She...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-16-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By DesertSunsets
Oh no!!! That's terrible, horrid news. I am so...

Oh no!!! That's terrible, horrid news. I am so sorry. Even if you get a refund or next month free, it's so disappointing and infuriating to miss a month because of something like this! Is your bank...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-14-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,836
Posted By DesertSunsets
12 days?!!!!  Cananny, way to go momma.  You ARE...

12 days?!!!!  Cananny, way to go momma.  You ARE impressive, and those boys are going to be so perfect.  We're really excited for you! 
 
Mrs&Mrs, yes, you are so lucky to have that wonderful and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-13-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,836
Posted By DesertSunsets
Just to weigh in on the Seven slings: DW bought...

Just to weigh in on the Seven slings: DW bought one at a secondhand store, and finds that it can be really convenient. It's too small for me, so I've never worn it, but DW says it's great because it...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-12-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,836
Posted By DesertSunsets
Outdoorsy, sure....

Outdoorsy, sure. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I hope you and your family and home are all okay after the blizzard!!
Planet- We never have blowouts in cloth, and she has...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-12-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,179
Posted By DesertSunsets
Escher, I don't know of any scientific studies...

Escher, I don't know of any scientific studies or evidence offhand to prove that later ovulation is okay, but I do know that my wife routinely ovulates on cd 17/18, and our daughter was conceived on...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-08-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,836
Posted By DesertSunsets
Whoa Shay!  Way to go with the chopsticks! 

Whoa Shay!  Way to go with the chopsticks! 
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-08-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,836
Posted By DesertSunsets
outdoorsy, I took some pics of the way we...

outdoorsy, I took some pics of the way we diaper, maybe it'll be helpful.  We usually just lay the prefold inside the cover, in fact we don't even own any snappis.  
 
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Forum: Queer Parenting   02-06-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,836
Posted By DesertSunsets
We have a frontload HE machine, and we wash all...

We have a frontload HE machine, and we wash all our diapers in it without any trouble. An initial quick wash to get rid of most of the poo, then a long, hot wash with Rockin Green soap and an extra...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-05-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,836
Posted By DesertSunsets
I love that photo of Lilah, Ahope!  She's...

I love that photo of Lilah, Ahope!  She's getting to be so grown-up.  Tell her to stop that. 
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-01-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,836
Posted By DesertSunsets
Pokey, I'm so sorry about your placenta previa!...

Pokey, I'm so sorry about your placenta previa!  It must be stressful, knowing how many risks can be associated.  Like you've said, most placenta previas move on their own so we'll all keep our...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-01-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,836
Posted By DesertSunsets
Wow, February!  Thanks for the new thread,...

Wow, February!  Thanks for the new thread, Pokey! 
 
Cordelia - I hope KD's mom rallies and can meet your LO!  What a great friend you are though, to be there for your KD.  I'm sure he appreciates...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 26,218
Posted By DesertSunsets
Just chiming in real quick on the CDs: We have...

Just chiming in real quick on the CDs: We have several different types of diapers, because we didn't know what we'd like best.  I bought all our diapers used, so they've been very affordable.  Our...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-15-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 26,218
Posted By DesertSunsets
Easttowest, I wouldn't worry just yet. My wife...

Easttowest, I wouldn't worry just yet. My wife lost ten pounds at the beginning of her pregnancy, and she was trim to start. Once her body started to normalize and get used to the pregnancy, she was...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-11-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,406
Posted By DesertSunsets
Wow, that's a lot of posts I made here.  Whoops. 

Wow, that's a lot of posts I made here.  Whoops. 
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-11-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,406
Posted By DesertSunsets
DW got pregnant on our fifth cycle trying....

DW got pregnant on our fifth cycle trying.  She'd been taking prenatals the whole time, and for the last 3 of the 5 cycles she took Bromelain supplements.  She also drank at least one cup of either...
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