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Forum: Queer Parenting   12-24-2012, 12:03 AM
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Posted By joyseattle
Hey everyone! I'm finally making the leap from...

Hey everyone! I'm finally making the leap from queer conceptions. Here's a bit of an intro: My wife and I recently got our bfp after a home IUI. I'm 7 weeks on Tuesday and our EDD is 8/13/13. This...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-23-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,270
Posted By joyseattle
These are pretty good directions:...

These are pretty good directions: http://theivp.com/ladybusiness/?p=12
 
I also PM's you with some specifics about what we did for our recent (BFP!) cycle.
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-23-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By joyseattle
I agree that digitals are more sensitive. I used...

I agree that digitals are more sensitive. I used internet cheapie strips -- which would give me and fade in -- and digital opks.  I always got a smilie face before I got a strong positive IC and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-23-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 8,906
Posted By joyseattle
merstone - Welcome! I'm also in the PNW. We do...

merstone - Welcome! I'm also in the PNW. We do home IUIs with frozen sperm and I totally get the timing being the most frustrating part!

mrsandmrs - CONGRATULATIONS!!! ...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-15-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 8,906
Posted By joyseattle
Darcy - Sounds like you got in just in time....

Darcy - Sounds like you got in just in time. Best wishes on the tww!
 
Hopefully you won't need this info, but just FYI, some banks (including CCB, which is ours) will accept a return shipment...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-13-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 8,906
Posted By joyseattle
 scorpio - yay for insems and it looks like...



scorpio - yay for insems and it looks like good timing for fresh!

PDXmother - welcome! We're in the PNW too and also used CCB and I had low progesterone (based on symptoms not bloodwork). I...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-03-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 8,906
Posted By joyseattle
scorpioma - how are you doing? sending you calm...

scorpioma - how are you doing? sending you calm thoughts!

samy - yay for great timing and best wishes for the two!

sphinxy - sending you appropriately timed ovulatory thoughts.

fille -...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-29-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
Darcy - Sorry you're out. Glad you're planning...

Darcy - Sorry you're out. Glad you're planning for December!
 
Sphinxy - That's crazy cool about the potential double ovulation! I've heard that's how some straight women end up with fraternal...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-26-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
nosreves - yep, vaginally. Thankfully it's just...

nosreves - yep, vaginally. Thankfully it's just the slight headache and backache/cramps today and I have a stock of panty liners (disposables just in case the discharge is a no-no with my cloth)....
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-26-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
nosreves - thanks for coming and sharing that...

nosreves - thanks for coming and sharing that advice. I'm prepared for my temps to be higher than normal and maybe "look like pg temps." I may stop temping, for the next week, but I wanted to temp...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-25-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
I agree with everyone about how supportive this...

I agree with everyone about how supportive this board and all the lovely folks on it are during this experience!

m&m - glad your package came and was confidential. That's crazy about the book...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-20-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
sphinxy - No need to clarify, sorry if I sounded...

sphinxy - No need to clarify, sorry if I sounded snippy, and thanks for your compliment. Controlling the things I can control helps, but I was getting a bit batty with the wait to O. It wasn't...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-20-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
sphinxy - i didn't feel like clockwork as I've...

sphinxy - i didn't feel like clockwork as I've been waiting for O for a week. My acupuncturist did a more interventive treatment to try to get me to O so we can send the tank back and have a day of...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-19-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
2justicemamas - Congratulations on the dream...

2justicemamas - Congratulations on the dream job! Yes, we're very excited and the passage of the marriage equality law and are planning to get legally married the first day.

granite - I second...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-16-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
Sphinxy - Thanks for checking in. We're still in...

Sphinxy - Thanks for checking in. We're still in the opk (and cervical position, and fluid and temping) phase, hoping to insem sometime this weekend. I have a phone consult on Monday with a nurse...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-15-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
lisedea - I used to drink that brand back in the...

lisedea - I used to drink that brand back in the day when we were ttc three years ago, and it didn't have an impact that I know of. This is a naturopathic dispensary blend of just three, so I wonder...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-15-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
 Darcy - I'd call that almost positive as well...


Darcy - I'd call that almost positive as well and test again, at least four hours from now. I test 2-3 times per day at peak and test out the positive LH surge. I get a positive smiley before the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-15-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
Darcy - Yes, we love it. I don't love it all the...

Darcy - Yes, we love it. I don't love it all the time (and I need to remind myself to embrace the weather and still do things like long walks outside even if it's sprinkling), but overall we're very...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-13-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
Darcy - welcome and good luck with your insems....

Darcy - welcome and good luck with your insems. Sounds like we'll be in the tww together.
 
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-13-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
Just one insem, but if this cycle is anything...

Just one insem, but if this cycle is anything close to normal I'll feel good with our proposed timing. Now my biggest concern is flat temps for the past few days. I'm concerned it's my thermometer,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-12-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
I did start my opks this weekend and we have our...

I did start my opks this weekend and we have our dewar as of this afternoon! No we just wait until we get a positive to determine timing. I have Mayan.Abdominal.Massage tomorrow afternoon to look...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-11-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
nosreves - I also appreciate the advice, so...

nosreves - I also appreciate the advice, so thanks for coming back to share. I'm actually not really too stressed, but I'm a "do-er" so I try to balance my desire to be doing something with my need...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-09-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
lizbian - so sorry to hear about your pets. Our...

lizbian - so sorry to hear about your pets. Our dog is totally a family member and I would/will be devastated.

Outdoorsy - Congrats on your graduation and one healthy baby!

On the topic of...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-08-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sphinxy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1366731/queer-conceptions-november-2012/60#post_17166178)
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Forum: Queer Parenting   11-07-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,122
Posted By joyseattle
Without a history of timing between opk and O...

Without a history of timing between opk and O based on temp increase, I'd go with timing similar to what scorpio mentioned. Timing between opk to O can be between 12-48 hours, but usually closer to...
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