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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-23-2011, 12:42 PM
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Posted By kkearney1982
Hello all, I am due with my first child in just...

Hello all, I am due with my first child in just a few days, and the docs we interviewed or called have not worked out as planned!
Is there anyone in the CNY area who can offer any recommendations...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-23-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,993
Posted By kkearney1982
Here's more details:   My partner and I...

Here's more details:
 
My partner and I asked a friend of mine to donate sperm for our IVF/IUI attempts.  He went through the fertility clinic/USDA procedures for sperm donation (signed contracts...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-22-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,993
Posted By kkearney1982
I have about 8 vials of sperm left...known donor...

I have about 8 vials of sperm left...known donor (a friend) who would want to only be known to an older child if desired (I agreed to be a communication route).
 
I spent over $2,000 on testing...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-31-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By kkearney1982
Thanks all.   14 weeks yesterday :)...had to...

Thanks all.
 
14 weeks yesterday :)...had to buy new clothes at like 8 weeks, mostly because I dealt with morning sickness by eating!  Since then, clothes are fitting the same, until now...I can...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-28-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By kkearney1982
This was an issue between my ex-wife and I.  At...

This was an issue between my ex-wife and I.  At least on my end.  And there were no kids around, just lots of stress, and tiredness, and emotional issues, which created distance, so there was less...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-28-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By kkearney1982
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by AmandaHope http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-27-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By kkearney1982
So, just a brief intro here...last time I was on...

So, just a brief intro here...last time I was on the board, I was dealing with infertility.  Well, a lot has changed in my life, including separating from my wife.  Since then, I have met a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-07-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 16,136
Posted By kkearney1982
wow, I haven't been on here in a while--just...

wow, I haven't been on here in a while--just read 3 whole pages of posts, so I have no idea what's been going on with whom, everything is happening so fast, and I apologize for that!

Anyway, had...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-07-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By kkearney1982
We found our current donor through friends'...

We found our current donor through friends' recommendations as well. When our first donor told us he was not comfortable donating, we asked friends and emailed a few guys based on those friends'...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-07-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,510
Posted By kkearney1982
Unless you bypass the cervix entirely (through...

Unless you bypass the cervix entirely (through IUI), your spermies could live in the CM for days. I did Herba-tussin (no chemical additives, just the active ingredient and some flavoring) and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-30-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By kkearney1982
We were married in Arlington, in the UU church,...

We were married in Arlington, in the UU church, but Northampton is awesome! My friends went to the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, they were very awesome.

Good luck!
K
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-29-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By kkearney1982
Just so you know, NY will recognize the...

Just so you know, NY will recognize the marriage, EXCEPT for tax return purposes. In all other state matters, we're married. (we were married in MA last year). If you're caught, it could be...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-29-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By kkearney1982
In terms of donations--perhaps Dave could...

In terms of donations--perhaps Dave could contact a La Leche League? Or find a local Attachment Parenting group? I know the group I'm on has tons of women with extra expressed milk in their freezer...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-27-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 14,419
Posted By kkearney1982
Man, it felt good to have a pity party for...

Man, it felt good to have a pity party for myself last night. Just hanging out with 2 great friends and talking about life transformations and drinking an entire bottle of wine (not by myself!),...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-27-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By kkearney1982
Honestly, I'm very glad we asked the guys we...

Honestly, I'm very glad we asked the guys we did--all older gay men who are very happy with their lives. Our KD is 44, and likes kids, but also likes living his bachelor life. We kept the uncle...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-27-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 14,419
Posted By kkearney1982
Quote: Originally Posted by fivegrandbaby...

Quote:
Originally Posted by fivegrandbaby http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15561627)
Wanna hear something really awesome?
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Forum: Queer Parenting   06-27-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By kkearney1982
We are still in the ttc process right now, but...

We are still in the ttc process right now, but our contract is fairly clear--basically, he will have "uncle" status. He's an acquaintance of mine, and I asked him on a whim, and he said yes, and the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-26-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 14,419
Posted By kkearney1982
Wow, I haven't been on in 6 pages! I'll read...

Wow, I haven't been on in 6 pages! I'll read everyone's posts later, just wanted to be moved to waiting to O. BFN yesterday. DW is with her family in Boston, so we're going to talk when she gets...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-14-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 14,419
Posted By kkearney1982
Wehrli's QOTD: We've been trying for 6...

Wehrli's QOTD:

We've been trying for 6 months--only 4 "trying" cycles, though. We found out during our first try that I have infertility issues because of prior chemotherapy, so my experience is...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-12-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 14,419
Posted By kkearney1982
Can I be moved to the 2ww? We did just one...

Can I be moved to the 2ww? We did just one IUI--the clinic couldn't get me in until really late today, which would have been >48 hours past trigger, probably >12 hours post O. So, yesterday's IUI at...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-10-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 14,419
Posted By kkearney1982
Congrats AHope! I can't wait until we start...

Congrats AHope! I can't wait until we start looking for our next house. We're in the city now with a yard barely bigger than a postage stamp (just enough room for the dogs and chickens)--in 2 years...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-10-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,172
Posted By kkearney1982
I just realized I never reposted on this...

I just realized I never reposted on this thread--KD1 thought about it, and decided that his age (51), combined with his HIV status, and his desire to have kids of his own, would make it very...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-10-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 14,419
Posted By kkearney1982
seraf's QOTD: I too plan a home birth. I...

seraf's QOTD:

I too plan a home birth. I spent far too much time in a hospital when I was sick with cancer that I can't go into a hospital without getting heart palpitations and nausea and hot...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-10-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 14,419
Posted By kkearney1982
wehrli: Sorry about O coming so early! But July...

wehrli: Sorry about O coming so early! But July is a great month, and a baby is a wonderful welcome to spring, eh?

AHope (and anyone else this applies to): Good luck in the 2ww—I haven’t been...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-06-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 14,419
Posted By kkearney1982
CONGRATS!!!! ...

CONGRATS!!!!
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