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Forum: Queer Parenting   05-18-2015, 11:54 AM
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Posted By fillefantome
A new chapter in the ongoing disaster that is my...

A new chapter in the ongoing disaster that is my attempt to have a baby: I got laid off on Thursday (effective the end of this month), so I'm stuck in "taking a break" land for the foreseeable...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-01-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,825
Posted By fillefantome
No sooner did I post yesterday that I was on for...

No sooner did I post yesterday that I was on for this cycle than I got an apologetic email from my KD that he can't ship this month after all (for complicated reasons that are totally...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-30-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,825
Posted By fillefantome
My KD just confirmed that my ship date works for...

My KD just confirmed that my ship date works for him, so I'll be insemming next Wednesday, on CD13. Decided to do the whole process a day earlier than I have been, since during a couple of the last...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-26-2015, 08:25 PM
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Posted By fillefantome
Not pregnant over here, and my period started in...

Not pregnant over here, and my period started in earnest on my birthday. With massive cramps and the whole shebang. Happy birthday to me!

But, you know, I'm good. It is what it is, and I'll carry...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-21-2015, 03:18 PM
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Posted By fillefantome
mk, so sorry for the bad news! I'm trying...

mk, so sorry for the bad news!

I'm trying to prepare myself for my period, since I started getting crampy/back-achey and emotional last night (by which I mean, (1) I snapped at my new housemate...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-20-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,825
Posted By fillefantome
So, as of today, I'm either at 11 DPO (if I...

So, as of today, I'm either at 11 DPO (if I insemmed on day of O) or 12-13 DPO (if I insemmed too late), and I tested this morning: BFN. Still quite early if I assume well-timed insem, but I'm...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-15-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,136
Posted By fillefantome
SanDiego78, oh, that's great news!...

SanDiego78, oh, that's great news! Congratulations, both for your pregnancy and for persevering through some incredibly tough stuff! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for a healthy, happy and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-14-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,825
Posted By fillefantome
mk, I'm sorry that things aren't going well with...

mk, I'm sorry that things aren't going well with your wife. Has it been an ongoing problem between her and your son? Or just since you've been TTC? Are there other issues that cause a lot of conflict...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-11-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,825
Posted By fillefantome
Hey, all, I insemmed Thursday evening (CD14), so...

Hey, all, I insemmed Thursday evening (CD14), so I'm now in the TWW.

Of course, like a doofus, I missed temping both Wednesday and Thursday mornings, and my temp went up pretty sharply Friday,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-07-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,825
Posted By fillefantome
Theaterbaby, I'm very pro-midwife, so that gets...

Theaterbaby, I'm very pro-midwife, so that gets my vote. If they're connected with a hospital birthing center, you'll have OB backup if you need it, but can avoid some of the medicalization of...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-06-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,825
Posted By fillefantome
Oh, Theaterbaby, that's awesome! Congratulations!

Oh, Theaterbaby, that's awesome! Congratulations!
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-31-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,844
Posted By fillefantome
Crashing from QC because I'm the new threadkeeper...

Crashing from QC because I'm the new threadkeeper over there and just realized that I've been doing things the hard way, so thought maybe I could save someone else some time:

If you just cut and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-31-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,261
Posted By fillefantome
I'll be the new threadkeeper! Join me on...

I'll be the new threadkeeper!

Join me on the new thread here (http://www.mothering.com/forum/235-queer-parenting/1496258-queer-conceptions-april-2015-a.html#post18635218)!
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-31-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,825
Posted By fillefantome
Queer Conceptions - April 2015

:grouphug Welcome to the April 2015 Thread :grouphug

Let's make some Winter Babies! :dust

Please put your updates in BOLD.

GRADUATES: Please click here...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-27-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,261
Posted By fillefantome
My period started last night, so I'm back in the...

My period started last night, so I'm back in the game for the upcoming cycle--assuming my KD doesn't have a conflict for shipping. easttowest, can you put me in Waiting To O? (Also, do we have a new...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-18-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,261
Posted By fillefantome
Oh, easttowest, such happy news! :joy I hope...

Oh, easttowest, such happy news! :joy

I hope you and DW can relax now and enjoy a low-stress and completely unremarkable pregnancy! And, of course, that the rest of us will be over to QP&P right...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-03-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,261
Posted By fillefantome
*sigh* Just got an email from my KD and he can't...

*sigh* Just got an email from my KD and he can't ship this month, so I'm back in the "waiting to be ready" camp. We should be on again for an early April insem. :fingersx

On a side note, back when...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-28-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,261
Posted By fillefantome
easttowest, before starting the Femara, I did try...

easttowest, before starting the Femara, I did try to arrange shipping two times per month. Like you guys, it always seemed to work out that I was due to O on a weekend, so I could only ship one time....
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-27-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,261
Posted By fillefantome
I'm out for this cycle. (easttowest, can you move...

I'm out for this cycle. (easttowest, can you move me to Waiting to O?) My period started very unexpectedly Tuesday morning, making this a 26 day cycle. On the last 5 cycles with Femara, I have had an...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-24-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,261
Posted By fillefantome
Oh, easttowest, that's good news indeed! As you...

Oh, easttowest, that's good news indeed! As you say, it doesn't guarantee anything, but hopefully it's at least a little comfort to get you through to Thursday.
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-23-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,261
Posted By fillefantome
easttowest, I haven't done monitored cycles...

easttowest, I haven't done monitored cycles because with my finances and no insurance coverage, I started with the mentality that "if I can't make it happen without assistance, then that's it." As is...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-22-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,261
Posted By fillefantome
Hey, everybody! One consequence of taking...

Hey, everybody!

One consequence of taking time off from TTC is that the battery on my BBT thermometer died, and I didn't realize until I needed to start temping this cycle. The only other...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-11-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,261
Posted By fillefantome
Hey, all! After what felt like a really long time...

Hey, all! After what felt like a really long time away from TTC, I'm jumping back in the game. I made a conscious effort not to think about or act on anything TTC-related for the past few months......
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-25-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,279
Posted By fillefantome
Claim a minor injury of some kind, like a...

Claim a minor injury of some kind, like a sprained ankle or wrist problems (carpal tunnel is common because of computer use, so depending on your job, that might be easy to explain)? You could get a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-30-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,768
Posted By fillefantome
Easttowest, you are so right that we've...

Easttowest, you are so right that we've collectively had an incredibly crappy couple of months! Unbelievably so. And, it seems like even when someone had ostensibly happy news, it's ended sadly. I'm...
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