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Forum: Queer Parenting   07-08-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By pookafaye
Hi Soulful! I've graduated from the TTC board -...

Hi Soulful! I've graduated from the TTC board - but it was a wonderful support when I was on the journey. I know of at least one other single parent who is trying and is active on the board, (edited)...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-06-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,395
Posted By pookafaye
Pretty - :love:joy:love:joy:love:joy:love ...

Pretty - :love:joy:love:joy:love:joy:love Congratulations! What beautiful little guys you've brought in to the world and what big healthy sizes for twins - great work! It seems that their little...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-25-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,395
Posted By pookafaye
Redrock!!! Congratulations!!! Matthijs is an...

Redrock!!! Congratulations!!! Matthijs is an absolutely adorable little newborn (he already has a level of cuteness that I tend to think babies need a couple of weeks to get to - generally speaking)....
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-18-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,395
Posted By pookafaye
Hey folks - sorry to disappear/lurk for a while....

Hey folks - sorry to disappear/lurk for a while. Not much new was going on here until this week. We had our anatomy scan ultrasound this week - it was great to get a peak at Alex again as well as...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By pookafaye
RS11 - Big hugs to you and your family! As a...

RS11 - Big hugs to you and your family! As a foster mom, I think about those possible situations happening for us too - but we haven't faced it yet. I respect that you can recognize what is right for...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-30-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,395
Posted By pookafaye
Hopeful - I said it over in TTC, but congrats...

Hopeful - I said it over in TTC, but congrats again! Glad to have you join us over here :D

RS11 - Welcome! I have an adopted daughter too - 3yo, plus a 1 1/2 yo foster son and a baby on the way...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-30-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,578
Posted By pookafaye
Mama - So sorry to hear about the early...

Mama - So sorry to hear about the early miscarriage. I hope you're ready to heal and continue the process soon :Hug

Hopeful - Twins?! Wow, congratulations! Still so very excited for you :D
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Forum: Queer Parenting   05-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,395
Posted By pookafaye
Hello!   Sorry to have been so quiet - what...

Hello!
 
Sorry to have been so quiet - what a couple of weeks it has been! I was caught up in final projects for a while there and then graduated last Saturday. Yay! Except, now I have to figure...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,395
Posted By pookafaye
Jam - Congratulations! Too bad we're not closer...

Jam - Congratulations! Too bad we're not closer so our little guys could be friends.
 
Lea - Wow, I'm so glad that you're all ok, but what a horrible thing to come home too! I hope that dealing...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,578
Posted By pookafaye
Hopeful - That's amazing!...

Hopeful - That's amazing!...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-01-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,578
Posted By pookafaye
Fille - I loved your baby batter story. I'm sure...

Fille - I loved your baby batter story. I'm sure someone has shipped that for that purpose, but yuck! Feel free to message me with any questions you have about fostering. I used to be a huge...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-30-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,891
Posted By pookafaye
Silly me - I only posted to the QP&P board -...

Silly me - I only posted to the QP&P board - we're having a boy! DD is super put out about it, which is kind of adorable. So I've had a 3 year old trying to negotiate with me to somehow turn the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-28-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,395
Posted By pookafaye
My NIPT results are back - very low risk on all...

My NIPT results are back - very low risk on all of the genetic concerns and ...*drumroll*... we're having a boy!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/stork-boy.gif 
Now we just have to break...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-28-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,891
Posted By pookafaye
Jwaite - NIPT is just a blood draw - totally...

Jwaite - NIPT is just a blood draw - totally non-invasive with no risk and pretty good accuracy. They don't even list it as an option for expectant mother's under 35 though - so I'm glad to have...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-25-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,395
Posted By pookafaye
Fried - I know that the outlay of cash can seem...

Fried - I know that the outlay of cash can seem like you're throwing money away, but if there's any uncertainty I agree with others it can be worth it to freeze the little one a bit longer. I...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-25-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,891
Posted By pookafaye
Jwaite - I'm so glad your numbers are still...

Jwaite - I'm so glad your numbers are still heading in the right direction - I've been keeping you in my thoughts and have my fingers crossed for...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,395
Posted By pookafaye
Just back from the doctor and had my third...

Just back from the doctor and had my third ultrasound. This one was so exciting! We saw the baby jumping, flailing and kicking - I have a wild monkey in my belly! We also got to hear the heartbeat...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-18-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,395
Posted By pookafaye
Thanks for the shiny new thread  :D  I like it...

Thanks for the shiny new thread  :D  I like it being active here too - sometimes I miss the TTC board since it's generally busier. Of course I'm still super glad to finally be able to join you guys...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-17-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,770
Posted By pookafaye
Lea reminded me: my morning sickness has been...

Lea reminded me: my morning sickness has been increasing and slowly taking over my evenings. The exhaustion is hitting full force too. I'm just trying to push through the next 4 weeks of school. I'm...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-17-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,770
Posted By pookafaye
Liz - !!!!!!!! What a beautiful little one -...

Liz - !!!!!!!! What a beautiful little one - congratulations to you and Abby! I'm so glad to hear the laboring was fairly short and he's feeding well. What an amazing time for your little family...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-16-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,770
Posted By pookafaye
Fried - I love those - they're so cute!  Another...

Fried - I love those - they're so cute!  Another 4 weeks of school and then I should break out my sewing machine too. And my paints - hrmm.. too many projects and plans!
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-10-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,770
Posted By pookafaye
Hi all, thanks for the compliments on the...

Hi all, thanks for the compliments on the cake http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif. I use a marshmallow fondant (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/marshmallow-fondant/) recipe because it's...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-06-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,770
Posted By pookafaye
Lea - it's funny to welcome you here and have...

Lea - it's funny to welcome you here and have you be further along than me, but http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Welcome.gifall the same!
 
Fried - I'm so glad things didn't progress to...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-03-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,891
Posted By pookafaye
Jam - Yay! Great to have a graduating buddy - I...

Jam - Yay! Great to have a graduating buddy - I look forward to commiserating with you for the next several months!!!  No real morning sickness here, just exhaustion - but I did just throw up out of...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-01-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,770
Posted By pookafaye
Thanks for the warm welcomes  :D   I love...

Thanks for the warm welcomes  :D
 
I love the baby stripes too. Robots, monsters, and dinosaurs are fun to dress both kids in though  :)  It's been fun but challenging dressing a boy. I do think A...
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