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Forum: Queer Parenting   10-15-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By citygirl144
the scan was today and everything looked great....

the scan was today and everything looked great. and, to the point of this thread, it's a boy!!!! we had a feeling it was a boy (and so did our mothers) so it wasn't surprising but still....wow. we...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-11-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By citygirl144
So, citygirl, what did you decide?? ~...

So, citygirl, what did you decide??

~ Sarah[/QUOTE]

Well, our anatomy scan got moved to this upcoming friday, so we have pushed the decision off another week - and its been great to read all...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-05-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By citygirl144
Thank you all so much for sharing these thoughts...

Thank you all so much for sharing these thoughts and experiences. I really appreciate it. It is good to hear that the surprise on the day of the birth is wonderful; but also that for those who found...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-04-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By citygirl144
hi all - our level II anatomy scan is this week...

hi all - our level II anatomy scan is this week (DP is at about 21 weeks). We have been very resolute that we aren't finding out the sex, ad didn't peek at the first 18 week anatomy scan, but now we...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-30-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By citygirl144
It sounds like you are being really thoughtful...

It sounds like you are being really thoughtful about all of this. In our journey with our known donor, we have also found papa's recommended "and baby makes more" helpful, but the most helpful was...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-07-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,299
Posted By citygirl144
Age: I'm 30, my DP (who is carrying) is 33 and...

Age: I'm 30, my DP (who is carrying) is 33 and will be 34 at her EDD

What TTC strategy did you chose (Traditional,IVI, IUI, IVF, etc.)? At home vaginal inseminations, Fresh sperm with a known...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-31-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,055
Posted By citygirl144
These are really interesting comments! When we...

These are really interesting comments! When we first starting negotiating with our KD we were very uncomfortable with his parents having any involvement. Our KD is close with them and had to tell...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-03-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,909
Posted By citygirl144
Good question! My thoughts have evolved. When...

Good question!
My thoughts have evolved. When I saw it on saturday night I was really unhappy with it. I felt like it exploited every bad lesbian mom stereotype to appeal to mainstream audiences,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-13-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,320
Posted By citygirl144
Hi- good luck on your first insem! My DP got...

Hi- good luck on your first insem! My DP got pregnant on our first at-home cycle with a KD, and she doesn't get any EWCM (just wetness around ovulation) so I was very concerned, for no reason as it...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-07-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By citygirl144
Hi - we found our donor through word of mouth....

Hi - we found our donor through word of mouth. first we considered men we already knew, and when that didn't work out (the first guy we asked said no after thinking it through for a long time, the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-04-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By citygirl144
Hi, in terms of the question of using a KD or...

Hi, in terms of the question of using a KD or anonymous, we chose a KD after tons of back and forth and (at the moment at least) are so thrilled that we did. We also thought of using our brother in...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-23-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By citygirl144
Thanks all, for your responses and well wishes....

Thanks all, for your responses and well wishes. Kelly, i found this link which makes it sound like an oral medicine syringe is fine - i think that is what you are referring to:...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-21-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By citygirl144
Megincl, Thank you so much for your quick and...

Megincl, Thank you so much for your quick and reassuring response! At first I tried to tell the pharmacist that I didn't want to tell him what it was for, but then it got very confusing so i broke...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-21-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By citygirl144
Hi all, I tried to find this in the archives...

Hi all,
I tried to find this in the archives but didn't have any luck. i just came back from the medical supply store where the pharmacist, after an embarrassing interaction (!), gave me a BD 5 cc...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-27-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,332
Posted By citygirl144
Hi all - thanks for starting this thread! My...

Hi all - thanks for starting this thread! My partner and I are currently TTC (with her carrying), and our plan is for me to carry the 2nd child. We have had a very long planning period, in part...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-21-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By citygirl144
thanks, papa, for saying it so well. in reading...

thanks, papa, for saying it so well. in reading your post i am actually thinking we should maybe remove our draft language about the "special uncle" relationship from the contract and do a separate...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-20-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By citygirl144
Hi- Our vision for our KD is for him to act as...

Hi-
Our vision for our KD is for him to act as a family friend (maybe even "uncle" if that happens organically). The contract we are using is very clear about him having no rights or...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-31-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,710
Posted By citygirl144
Hi - we have experience now with asking a few...

Hi - we have experience now with asking a few potential known donors to donate, and we found success with striking a balance between admitting to them that you feel nervous and embarrassed and yet...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-24-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,902
Posted By citygirl144
Milletpuff, I am so sorry it has taken me so...

Milletpuff, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your question about the power dynamic. Ironically enough it has been a totally crazy week where I think we might be back on with our KD...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-12-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,902
Posted By citygirl144
Hi all - This is a great list of stuff! We...

Hi all -
This is a great list of stuff! We have been in negotiations with our KD for months and months and just in the past few weeks it has sadly fallen apart due to his unsafe sexual practices....
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-14-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By citygirl144
Hi Boo - thanks for offering to host! Do you...

Hi Boo - thanks for offering to host! Do you want to suggest a different weekend that would be good for you guys? looking forward to meeting everyone!
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-08-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By citygirl144
Hi all - would anyone be interested in morning...

Hi all - would anyone be interested in morning brunch in Brooklyn on Sunday the 28th? I would offer my apartment but it's too tiny. Let me know if that seems like a time that could work and if there...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-05-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By citygirl144
Hi- I'm inspired by Lex's post to see if anyone...

Hi- I'm inspired by Lex's post to see if anyone out there in the NYC area wants to get together in a very informal, social way just to get to know other queer TTC'ers / Parents. My DP and I live in...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-19-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 9,565
Posted By citygirl144
re: crush on a donor: eek, I am going through...

re: crush on a donor: eek, I am going through this right now. I was internet stalking the donor that we are 99% sure we are going to go with last night (he is an aquaintance of ours) and looking at...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-19-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By citygirl144
Wow, that is a very comprehensive list,...

Wow, that is a very comprehensive list, Megan-Sacha. Did you just get them done in a doctor's office or did he have to go to a special clinic or multiple providers? Were you able to get it covered...
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