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Forum: Queer Parenting   07-24-2013, 01:52 PM
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Posted By LindseyW
Deleted - we released the vial back to TSBC. Not...

Deleted - we released the vial back to TSBC. Not sure how to remove the whole thread but admin is welcome to remove if they'd like. 
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-03-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,068
Posted By LindseyW
We had some equipment from when we conceived our...

We had some equipment from when we conceived our first DS. The speculum and syringes were left over from that so I can't remember exactly where I got the syringes (but I'm sure they'd be fine...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-26-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 15,882
Posted By LindseyW
Hey everyone,    I haven't written on the...

Hey everyone, 
 
I haven't written on the boards since we were TTC -- I was finishing my last semester of nursing school and between the intense workload and pregnancy fatigue/nausea, it felt like...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-23-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By LindseyW
The most common question that we get is about...

The most common question that we get is about DS's bright red hair (DP and I are both brunette). People literally walk up to us out of the blue in stores or on the street and say "Where did he get...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-21-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,068
Posted By LindseyW
Great question about washing -- I've heard is...

Great question about washing -- I've heard is that you should never do iui with unwashed sperm (it won't work because the sperm are still coated in seminal fluid that would normally be scrubbed off...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-31-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 8,450
Posted By LindseyW
Sarah, so sorry to hear the disappointing news....

Sarah, so sorry to hear the disappointing news. You have a great attitude about it -- noting that it has shown that KDs sperm can fertilize your egg. It must be so upsetting though.

SanDiego...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-29-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Wow, Sphinxy! Congratulations!

Wow, Sphinxy! Congratulations!
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-26-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
granite: I also enjoyed TBOBB. I had my DS at...

granite: I also enjoyed TBOBB. I had my DS at home and it was a great experience overall. We did have a situation that could have been very serious though. His cord was looped over his shoulder so...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-14-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Oh, btw, since you mentioned knitting Granite --...

Oh, btw, since you mentioned knitting Granite -- have you seen these:

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/280072/width/200/height/400/flags/LL...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-14-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Aww granite, that must be sooooooo frustrating....

Aww granite, that must be sooooooo frustrating. Each cycle brings new information though, right? Blah! Trying to find the silver lining but that really just sucks. It is great that you could feel...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-14-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Sotohana, when I was pregnant with my DS, my...

Sotohana, when I was pregnant with my DS, my chart looked so awesome that I was sure I was pregnant but I got a BFN on 11dpo. We waited until 13dpo to test again and got a BFP. Did you use one that...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-13-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Wow!!! Sotohana, that chart looks awesome! I...

Wow!!! Sotohana, that chart looks awesome! I can't wait to hear about the test! I sewed some cloth diapers myself for my DS. We liked the patterns and PUL from verybaby.com best. The PUL that they...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-11-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Granite, so there is no way to get sperm...

Granite, so there is no way to get sperm "checked out" even if you said that you were just going to do an IVI? That sucks. I had to get a form signed by a doctor to get permission to have the sperm...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-11-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,068
Posted By LindseyW
I also just wanted to add that this SOLO IUI was...

I also just wanted to add that this SOLO IUI was our BFP!   Keeping my fingers crossed that it really sticks (I'm only at 11DPO) but I guess now we actually know that the method I described above...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-11-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Thank you all! I really appreciate it. This was...

Thank you all! I really appreciate it. This was our 3rd try (just the first one that I posted on the boards for). I am in shock myself. 
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-11-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Maybe I spoke too soon. Got a BFP this morning....

Maybe I spoke too soon. Got a BFP this morning. Wow, I guess they do come with no symptoms sometimes. The light is awful in here at 5:30am but can you see it?...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-10-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Oh, I do remember reading that Sotohana. Sorry...

Oh, I do remember reading that Sotohana. Sorry to hear about the heartache in your family recently. I conceived my DS on our second try... I think that is why I'm having a little bit harder time...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-10-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,068
Posted By LindseyW
OK, so I did a little experiment this cycle and...

OK, so I did a little experiment this cycle and I figured I'd report about it here since others looking for at-home IUI info may find it interesting. 
 
This month I actually did the IUI myself --...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-10-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Congratulations esenbee!    mrsandmrs,...

Congratulations esenbee! 
 
mrsandmrs, TWINS! Wow! That is exciting. I have a few friends who have twins and another who is a twin. They all say twins have a bond unlike anything else. 
 
I knew...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-05-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
esenbee -- changes in taste/smell are certainly...

esenbee -- changes in taste/smell are certainly an early pregnancy symptom. I don't know if they usually get very specific but I know I had that. I was still drinking decaf when I got pregnant and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-04-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By LindseyW
Wow, these are all great responses. I feel like...

Wow, these are all great responses. I feel like I'm learning a bunch and also getting to know everyone better because I get to hear about kind of a summary of their "highs and lows"
 
I really...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-01-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Wow SanDiego, my fingers are crossed too! I can...

Wow SanDiego, my fingers are crossed too! I can only imagine what an emotional roller coaster this must be for you and your DW! So happy to hear there is still hope. With no bleeding and an...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-31-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,938
Posted By LindseyW
Happy New Year to all!     Could I be moved...

Happy New Year to all!  
 
Could I be moved to "Waiting to Know"?
 
Thanks for all of the reassurances about TMI - I guess I figured as much but being a newcomer, I figured I'd wade into that...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-30-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 8,221
Posted By LindseyW
Thanks for the support -- Im still not sure...

Thanks for the support -- Im still not sure about using the sperm or not. My temps have been wacky and totally uninformative but... sorry if this is tmi... I have tons of ewcm (way more than usual)...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-30-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 8,221
Posted By LindseyW
Friederik - I love using Pubmed.com to research...

Friederik - I love using Pubmed.com to research this stuff because it is all peer-reviewed scientific studies. I've found a few articles that you might find interesting for your decision-making...
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