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Forum: Queer Parenting   11-03-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By NZmumof2
We are very sad to share that our beautiful baby...

We are very sad to share that our beautiful baby boy Theo Benedict was born still on Friday night at 18 weeks.  He stopped moving on Monday and a scan confirmed his death on Tuesday.  He was...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-10-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,028
Posted By NZmumof2
I like lots of the suggestions that have been...

I like lots of the suggestions that have been posted so far.  I am bemused about you keeping your 4 year old inside almost all summer.  I have 3 kids aged 4, 9 and 12 and another cooking.  I expect...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-09-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,857
Posted By NZmumof2
Hi Lisedea,   If we were having multiples...

Hi Lisedea,
 
If we were having multiples we'd be looking hard at inducing lactation too!  Has your partner ever breastfed before?  If so that would make inducing without the birth control pill...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,857
Posted By NZmumof2
My experience with progesterone is that my...

My experience with progesterone is that my clinic would usually start weaning at 10 weeks but because I bled a lot in the first few weeks I've been kept on till 12 then weaned from there, I'll be...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-18-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,857
Posted By NZmumof2
Planet, the way wishingandhoping described using...

Planet, the way wishingandhoping described using the moby is the way it is recommended for premmies, the key to safe babywearing of any teeny one is ensuring that there isa gap between their chin...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-18-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By NZmumof2
No idea what the "official line" is on this but...

No idea what the "official line" is on this but we have used the same donor for all four kids, took me 6 goes to conceive with both my IUI kids, I did use clomid with the first after three non...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-13-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,515
Posted By NZmumof2
Hey ftmswife,  I think you guys fit here because...

Hey ftmswife,  I think you guys fit here because queer parenting encompasses transgender parenting.  I think a male carrying a baby fits within queer parenting.  I wanted to say that I am very...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-12-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,857
Posted By NZmumof2
Hey Wishin, we had parents in law issues too, my...

Hey Wishin, we had parents in law issues too, my in laws saw the bio child of my partner as a true grandchild and not my bio kids.  When we just had the two boys (had carried one each) we wrote them...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,857
Posted By NZmumof2
Congratulations Planet!   Enjoy that tiny...

Congratulations Planet!
 
Enjoy that tiny one - I love that little newborn stage.  Gorgeous photo
 
Anna
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-11-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,515
Posted By NZmumof2
Interesting thread.  My DP has carried one of...

Interesting thread.  My DP has carried one of our kids and I've carried 3 - counting the one in utero, who is biologically my partner's child.  I'm thinking there will be some interesting...
Forum: VBAC   09-04-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By NZmumof2
I had a VBAC with my 2nd after my first was a...

I had a VBAC with my 2nd after my first was a c-section at 28 weeks.  You've had a vaginal delivery before, even if forceps were used, so your chances of successful VBAC are very high.  Your ob is...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-01-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,857
Posted By NZmumof2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by starling&diesel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-31-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,857
Posted By NZmumof2
starlinganddiesel - Vancouver was one of the...

starlinganddiesel - Vancouver was one of the places we loved on our world trip.  We spent two weeks staying at the Sylvia Hotel and meeting up with queer moms I know from an email list I've been on...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-30-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By NZmumof2
Hey pokeyAC,   NZ actually has lots of great...

Hey pokeyAC,
 
NZ actually has lots of great laws around assisted human reproduction and gay and lesbian parenthood.  The new law I was referring to comes out of an ART law that says that all...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-29-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By NZmumof2
Hi blue elephant,   I'm a Kiwi mum but have...

Hi blue elephant,
 
I'm a Kiwi mum but have lived in South Australia for two years out of the last three.  I think you guys are incredibly brace to have had overlapping pregnancies.  Babies are...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-27-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,857
Posted By NZmumof2
Hey again   prettyisa - our guys have some...

Hey again
 
prettyisa - our guys have some shared and some different interests, the boys are both into minecraft recently - they only get computer time friday pm and saturday so they get right...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-27-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,857
Posted By NZmumof2
Hi everyone,   A couple of people asked what...

Hi everyone,
 
A couple of people asked what our family life looks like with our kids at four year spaces.  The gaps actually keep getting bigger 3.5 and 4.25 years and this one will be 5.25...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-19-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By NZmumof2
Our clinic has a 3 families limit but not a...

Our clinic has a 3 families limit but not a number of sibs limit.  We've had a total of 24 vials, got two left...  He donated again years ago so we could keep some on ice.  We'll be done afer this...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-18-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,857
Posted By NZmumof2
Hi guys,   I've been around here before but...

Hi guys,
 
I've been around here before but not for ages - you can see Florence on the front page of this thread.  My partner Leah and I have been together 16 years and have 3 kids, aged 12, 8 and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-18-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Posted By NZmumof2
I'm 8 weeks pregnant with a baby conceived this...

I'm 8 weeks pregnant with a baby conceived this way.  My partner and I have three kids already, I've carried two and she's carried one, all our own eggs.  We wanted a fourth and she wanted to have...
Forum: Midwives   10-04-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By NZmumof2
Not a midwife - I'm a General Practitioner /...

Not a midwife - I'm a General Practitioner / Family Practitioner practising in a rural primary care facility and we certainly take cord blood from all babies and store it - send it if the mother is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-04-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By NZmumof2
We are "on the road". Our family has been on a...

We are "on the road". Our family has been on a round the world trip since February - our blog is at www.wherearewoo.wordpress.com (http://www.wherearewoo.wordpress.com) We are traveling with our 2...
Forum: Unschooling   02-01-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By NZmumof2
We are embarking on a big "World schooling" trip...

We are embarking on a big "World schooling" trip next month, we are NZers and have been adventuring in outback Australia for a year. Now we are off to spend 7 months travelling the world with our 3,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-04-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,877
Posted By NZmumof2
We are another two mum family. We intended to to...

We are another two mum family. We intended to to the induced lactation thing for my partner to also nurse our firstborn, but that was thwarted by his early birth at 28 weeks and we ended up just...
Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,007
Posted By NZmumof2
I am enjoying reading this thread, feeling many...

I am enjoying reading this thread, feeling many commonalities with your family as we are a family of 5 with kids aged 9, 6 and nearly 2, living in a tiny rural community in Australia where I am the...
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