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Forum: Queer Parenting   07-15-2013, 02:36 PM
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Hi everyone! Our sweet baby boy was born July 3...

Hi everyone! Our sweet baby boy was born July 3 in the wee hours! I had an induction due to being 41 weeks and over age 35 (my doc lets younger women go another week). The induction was painful and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-26-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
Congrats Coco! She looks so great! Definitely a...

Congrats Coco! She looks so great! Definitely a strong one for sure.
 
 
And...
 
Hurrah DOMA is struck down! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/us/politics/supreme-court-gay-marriage.html?_r=0...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-14-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
Pokey -- There you go, as always, welcoming all...

Pokey -- There you go, as always, welcoming all the new people and including everyone! I hope you have a great delivery! You deserve it! You are so close now.
 
Bigfoot -- To answer your question,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-14-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 17,615
Posted By outdoorsy
QOTD - An interesting issue. I went through a...

QOTD - An interesting issue. I went through a time from maybe 17-21 or so when I didn't shave, or mostly didn't, for feminist reasons. But after a while, if I went to the odd pool party or some...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-12-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
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Forum: Queer Parenting   06-10-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
Easttowest - Thanks for asking! We are about two...

Easttowest - Thanks for asking! We are about two weeks away if the baby comes on time. I am officially full term and would be happy for him or her to arrive any day now. The crib is up, car seat...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-06-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
Carmen - I'm so sorry your blood sugar is still...

Carmen - I'm so sorry your blood sugar is still not under control, that you have to use all those needles, and that you are feeling like a "case." That is so hard. I hope things get better! ...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-06-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By outdoorsy
Have you tried Meetup.com? Also on Facebook you...

Have you tried Meetup.com? Also on Facebook you can search "queer parents portland" and there is a group. Those are usually better routes for making local connections.
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-03-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
I talked with my wife some more about the...

I talked with my wife some more about the negatives my doctor pointed out re circing, and she said she would think about them and be open minded. I was really happy about that! But then she brought...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-30-2013, 07:37 AM
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Views: 17,615
Posted By outdoorsy
I wonder if people will admit to that on this...

I wonder if people will admit to that on this board! But of course people do it unconsciously to some degree. I am worried about what happens when the LO goes to school and learns those behaviors...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-29-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
CocoBird - I'm sorry to hear about the struggles...

CocoBird - I'm sorry to hear about the struggles with your teen. Her feelings about her mom having a wife and about the femininity thing add a really big wrinkle to the dynamics of blended families....
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-25-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
I hear you, Splashing. But as much as I don't...

I hear you, Splashing. But as much as I don't want to circumcise, I also think the situation is not exactly parallel to female circumcision or ear piercing, because of the way, in the United States,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-24-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
Sphinxy - Your friend's behavior is definitely...

Sphinxy - Your friend's behavior is definitely inappropriate, since it was so aggressive and unsolicited about a private matter. I guess I would just bear her behavior in mind when deciding what to...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-23-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
Latest baby issue in my house: circumcision. I...

Latest baby issue in my house: circumcision. I am leaning strongly against, but my wife is for it, absolutely and totally, and says she won't be moved. We know the arguments, but does anyone have...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-22-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
QOTD: Well, as I've said, I'm an independent...

QOTD: Well, as I've said, I'm an independent contractor and not entitled to leave. But I will be scaling back my work to only a few hours a week for a couple of weeks --- exact number undetermined....
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-20-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
Granite - I would love to take that poll, but we...

Granite - I would love to take that poll, but we aren't finding out the sex until the baby is born!
 
 
I am almost 35 weeks now, taking childbirth classes, and not feeling any b-h contractions...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-08-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
Splashing - wow! Congrats! That definitely...

Splashing - wow! Congrats! That definitely sounds better than prolonged labor, even it was a little sudden.
 
Soto - I'm so sorry about your fam passively excluding DW like that, especially on...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-02-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
Soto - Hopefully the tips here will work for...

Soto - Hopefully the tips here will work for her, but if not, I think she definitely needs to see a different doctor. Not drinking water and getting dehydrated is not good for the baby or her.
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-22-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
Cananny - Thank you for asking. I am doing well,...

Cananny - Thank you for asking. I am doing well, but feeling stressed out because we need to finish our bathroom renovation in time for the four overnight guests who'll be staying here for the baby...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-19-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 17,034
Posted By outdoorsy
Granite - Mine is late June, but I don't really...

Granite - Mine is late June, but I don't really want to list the exact day.
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-17-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By outdoorsy
Looks like Friederike has tons of good advice...

Looks like Friederike has tons of good advice specific to Germany. I'll share a little of what my wife and I did about a donor. We originally planned on using sperm from a relative. He had a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-25-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,417
Posted By outdoorsy
So sorry to hear about the break-in, seraf!   ...

So sorry to hear about the break-in, seraf!
 
Cananny - Yay for all three at home! Cute pic!
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-15-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,242
Posted By outdoorsy
Coco - If you haven't yet, you can see a few...

Coco - If you haven't yet, you can see a few pages of each on Amazon to get an idea of what they're like inside. It's not much, but it helps.
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-12-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,417
Posted By outdoorsy
Carmen, my baby's movements seemed very...

Carmen, my baby's movements seemed very low, too! I am just starting to notice a few higher movements, and I'm at 24 weeks.
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-11-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,417
Posted By outdoorsy
Carmen, I totally hear you on the anxiety issue....

Carmen, I totally hear you on the anxiety issue. When I had my fetal survey, I couldn't clearly see fingers one of the hands, but the tech insisted it was fine. I haven't had an ultrasound since....
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