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Forum: Queer Parenting   02-13-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By kelly
I was 31 when we started TTC. We went through 10...

I was 31 when we started TTC. We went through 10 IUI cycles (all BFN), some with hormones by injection. I had the tube test, laparoscopy, hormone testing etc and nothing was "wrong" except mild...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-17-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By kelly
Thanks, your reply validated my feelings and how...

Thanks, your reply validated my feelings and how I think I will deal with this situation. I talked to my brother about it, he (and I agree) thinks letting my father cool off for a couple of days...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-16-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By kelly
I need to get this out. Yesterday DP and I...

I need to get this out. Yesterday DP and I celebrated our twin DD's 7th birthday at our home. Our DS, who is 2 yo, saw his sisters getting dressed and decided he wanted to wear a dress as well. This...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By kelly
DP needs to adopt our son, but it is illegal in...

DP needs to adopt our son, but it is illegal in MI where we live now.
Our atty suggested we relocate to IL where second parent adoption is legal. Has anyone done this there? We have no issues with...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,304
Posted By kelly
A bit more nontraditional than most, I'm...

A bit more nontraditional than most, I'm afraid...

Age:
Started TTC at age 31
Preg #1 - 35
Preg #2 - 41
What TTC strategy did you chose (Traditional,IVI, IUI, IVF, etc.)?
Started with OPKs...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-08-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By kelly
TY, TY! That is exactly the kind of info we...

TY, TY! That is exactly the kind of info we needed, and very well written. We haven't made our decision official yet, but your input helps.
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-05-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By kelly
DP and I are strongly considering moving to...

DP and I are strongly considering moving to Austin. We have heard some great things about the area, queer friendly included, and DP can adopt our newborn son there as well. Is anyone currently in...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-03-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By kelly
In GA where our girls were born I had to give...

In GA where our girls were born I had to give them my last name b/c I was the birthmother. My partner was later able to do a 2nd parent adoption at which time we also changed the girls' last names...
Forum: May 2010   07-03-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By kelly
No, but not for the reasons you might think. I...

No, but not for the reasons you might think. I am 41. We have had to use lots of medical interventions to have our 3 kids. If I was 10 years younger and fertile, I would LOVE to have another one or...
Forum: May 2010   07-03-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By kelly
I had one with my twins and it was very dark,...

I had one with my twins and it was very dark, but did not get one with this pg. I do, however, still have the brown stuff in my navel from this pg that others have referred to - DP also mentioned to...
Forum: May 2010   07-03-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By kelly
I bled for 5 weeks with my twins, then no AF for...

I bled for 5 weeks with my twins, then no AF for 6 months despite BF both babies. This time I bled for a week, then none for 2 weeks, then bled for another week, and nothing since then. Keeping...
Forum: May 2010   07-03-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By kelly
Embarassed to say that we are using Pampers...

Embarassed to say that we are using Pampers Swaddlers too. I hate the thought of all that extra waste in the world, but I am the only one who would have used the CDs which would have meant when I go...
Forum: May 2010   07-03-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By kelly
We are well! Asa is 9 weeks old now. He started...

We are well! Asa is 9 weeks old now. He started smiling a couple of weeks ago and now laughs out loud and makes cooing sounds. We love it! He is an avid eater, despite his initial poor weight gain -...
Forum: May 2010   05-31-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By kelly
I bled for 6 days, then it stopped completely....

I bled for 6 days, then it stopped completely. Then I started feeling better (post-surgery) and doing a lot more and guess what? I bled for another 2 weeks. Take it easy.
Forum: May 2010   05-31-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By kelly
No advice here, but we are in the same boat. I...

No advice here, but we are in the same boat. I am going to call an LC today to try to get in today or tomorrow. We already have an appt with our family dr tomorrow - I will have him check for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-31-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By kelly
Yes, letdown is often a stinging sensation. We...

Yes, letdown is often a stinging sensation. We have an appt with our family doctor tomorrow - I will have him check for thrush, but I can't see any white in my baby's mouth right now.
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-30-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,118
Posted By kelly
Right there with you. I am finding myself now...

Right there with you. I am finding myself now squeezing into my old 40-Fs from my last pg, and it's not a good fit. I guess I will have to break down and order online. I hate the uni-boob feeling of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-30-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By kelly
DS is 4 weeks old. We went to see an LC at 1...

DS is 4 weeks old. We went to see an LC at 1 week due to improper latch, I was getting blisters and cracked nipples. We cleared that up right away, but now for the past week I am feeling a serious...
Forum: May 2010   05-30-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By kelly
Hooray!! You're going to still make it in May!!...

Hooray!! You're going to still make it in May!! Congratulations!!
Forum: May 2010   05-27-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By kelly
how extremely intense the relationship is...

how extremely intense the relationship is between a mommy and a baby. I was sitting in my chair nursing last night when it hit me - I am nearly in constant physical contact with this little person....
Forum: May 2010   05-25-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,119
Posted By kelly
Not here as much these days, spend most of my...

Not here as much these days, spend most of my time nursing!! Little Asa is doing well, eats often, sleeps well at night. He is an awesome baby - I am totally in love!! He had a couple of tough days,...
Forum: May 2010   05-17-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,145
Posted By kelly
Holy smokes!! What a big, beautiful baby and a...

Holy smokes!! What a big, beautiful baby and a fantastic ending to your birth story!
Forum: May 2010   05-17-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By kelly
Congratulations! I love hearing how everyone's...

Congratulations! I love hearing how everyone's births are so unique!
Forum: May 2010   05-17-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By kelly
Amazing story - good for you!! Congratulations!!

Amazing story - good for you!! Congratulations!!
Forum: May 2010   05-17-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By kelly
Welcome Charlotte! Congratulations!

Welcome Charlotte! Congratulations!
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