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Forum: Queer Parenting   11-12-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By friederike
Hey folks. Good to hear that everyone is doing so...

Hey folks. Good to hear that everyone is doing so well.
Jam, enjoy those last few days and then happy easy safe birthing! Cant believe your pregnancy is already gone by, time flies. How long will...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-23-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By friederike
My wife and I are German, our donor is from...

My wife and I are German, our donor is from Denmark. We consider our son half-Danish through genetics and picked a Scandinavian name that connects him to that heritage. His nickname 'little Viking'...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-22-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By friederike
Congrtulations Lea on the arrival of your little...

Congrtulations Lea on the arrival of your little girl. Enjoy those precious first days. I hope breastfeeding gets better soon! Take good care of yourself, all the best :smile:
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-01-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By friederike
Onemommy, those visits are so precious. I loved...

Onemommy, those visits are so precious. I loved listening to the Vikings heartbeat. Thankfully we had our own doppler, so I could listen in whenever I was scared. Now my SiL uses it, who also has a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-24-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By friederike
Redrock, wow he is tiny. Our chubby little one...

Redrock, wow he is tiny. Our chubby little one already surpassed 12 lbs at 5 weeks. Good that you figured out what was bothering him and also that breastfeeding got easier.

Hey Isa, how are the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By friederike
Congrats Agrex on your little girl. Great that...

Congrats Agrex on your little girl. Great that things went so well, guess the hypnosis helped You chose a lovely name, I now have "revolting children" stuck in my head. Enjoy snuggling with your...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By friederike
Hey, I've been super busy since DW went back to...

Hey, I've been super busy since DW went back to work, especially since she is travelling abroad for a week right now, so I am on my own. Being a single mom with a newborn must be so hard. I have...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-07-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,499
Posted By friederike
Angee, Iam very sorry for your loss. Have you had...

Angee, Iam very sorry for your loss. Have you had your thyroid checked? Your TSH should preferably be below 1.5 Thyroid issues also often cause losses.
Many healing thoughts to you.
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-29-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By friederike
Redrock, my midwife told me to take...

Redrock, my midwife told me to take calcium/magnesium 2/1 starting with 2000mg/1000mg once and then 1000/500 and if we see results then decrease it to 600/300 for a while and later stop slowly. Maybe...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-28-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By friederike
Hopeful - yay for girls, it was about time we had...

Hopeful - yay for girls, it was about time we had another one of those here. Enjoy those movements, they're so reassuring.

On diapers, we have gotten the hang of it now that the little viking is...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-22-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By friederike
Hey Liz, good to see you around again. Great that...

Hey Liz, good to see you around again. Great that you're finally able to fly home for a visit. But what a bummer that you're STILL dealing with the DVT. I hope it won't interfere with the flight.
...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By friederike
Our midwife who cares for us at home is amazing....

Our midwife who cares for us at home is amazing. After 4 days of hospital care, with some good breastfeeding support (one nurse helping him latch for 20min) and some desastrous advice (the worst was...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-14-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By friederike
Lea, yes it was August 11. thank you all for...

Lea, yes it was August 11.
thank you all for your congrats. We have to stay a day longer because Nils got a bit of jaundice and a latching problem, which makes him too sleepy and loose weight. So...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-12-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,638
Posted By friederike
Hey guys, just a short update to tell you that...

Hey guys, just a short update to tell you that Nils arrived. He's 8lbs5 and 20.1 inches, a very mature looking newborn, lean and with some blonde hair.
Labor lasted 24 hours after rupture of...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-04-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,684
Posted By friederike
Yeah, it's awefully quiet. Same with the TTC...

Yeah, it's awefully quiet. Same with the TTC thread. Where have all the queer parents gone?
I am sitting at home. Waiting. Being lazy and huge, which sucks, but can't be changed. Especially on days...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-25-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,454
Posted By friederike
RS- your lap sounds really aweful, but good that...

RS- your lap sounds really aweful, but good that you now know what's happening in there. Are you now going to screen which side the follicle(s) are developing and only insemming when it's the right...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,684
Posted By friederike
We're still preggers and waiting for the little...

We're still preggers and waiting for the little one to arrive. Unfortunately most signs point to him being late, says my doc. I am done with being so heavy in the current heat, it is really...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-10-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,684
Posted By friederike
Hopeful, I am so sorry to hear those horrible...

Hopeful, I am so sorry to hear those horrible news about Emery. It seems like an impossible challenge to stay calm and relaxed as to protect the other baby, while mourning this loss. Big hugs to you....
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-08-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,684
Posted By friederike
Lizbian, wow I would never dare go camping with...

Lizbian, wow I would never dare go camping with such a little one and dogs, you are troopers. What is Noah like, besides well behaved? Did you get over your thrombosis?

Pook, aren't those kicks...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,684
Posted By friederike
Congratulations prettyisa to the arrival of your...

Congratulations prettyisa to the arrival of your cute duo. I hope you recover quickly from the section. They are very handsome boys, love the slightly grumpy look of the one on the right. The names...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-01-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,684
Posted By friederike
So, welcome everybody to July. How are you guys...

So, welcome everybody to July. How are you guys doing? Our second trimester mommas, how are you feeling? Pook, jam, Lea? Are the babies kicking? Did you start any baby preparations?
Prettyisa, how...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-24-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,684
Posted By friederike
Oh, Redrock, how amazing that your babe is...

Oh, Redrock, how amazing that your babe is already here. I can't get over the cuteness of him in that green diaper :x
Glad to hear he is doing so well and nursing. I hope you're also healing...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   06-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By friederike
Yeah, it is lousy and such a disservice to young...

Yeah, it is lousy and such a disservice to young mommas and their babies to not allow them some more bonding time. I guess that's the result of the different tax and social security rates we have, in...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   06-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By friederike
I have gained 35 lbs so far. 0:) My starting...

I have gained 35 lbs so far. 0:) My starting weight was 140 at 5ft4. 9 of those I gained in the first two weeks when I had to take tons of IVF meds. My doctor is not concerned at all. My boobs (34 I...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   06-19-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By friederike
I have to sleep on my side. A huge nursing pillow...

I have to sleep on my side. A huge nursing pillow stabilizing my back, one pillow under my belly, one between my knees and a big one under my head (otherwise I get reflux). If I want to turn around I...
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