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Forum: Queer Parenting   Today, 08:40 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By fillefantome
mamasinNC, I'm in Central Vermont--grew up in...

mamasinNC, I'm in Central Vermont--grew up in Northfield, lived away in the US and beyond for about 16 years, including college, grad school, and some time exploring the world, and then ended up back...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-12-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,272
Posted By fillefantome
Well, I used my last test strip and FMU this...

Well, I used my last test strip and FMU this morning, and it's back to a shadow at most. I'm refusing to get discouraged. Only time (and the 50 pack of test strips in the mail) will tell what the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,272
Posted By fillefantome
Dani, I think that last test you're describing...

Dani, I think that last test you're describing from this afternoon is how I'm feeling. Tests are so faint that I'm not sure I see anything, or it took 20 mins for anything to show up, or something...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By fillefantome
east2west: I think it's going to take a while to...

east2west: I think it's going to take a while to sink in/for me to be convinced! But I have told too many people "for today, you are pregnant" to disregard my own sage advice (and yours!) I do seem...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-11-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,272
Posted By fillefantome
mamasinNC, I forgot to actually welcome you, in...

mamasinNC, I forgot to actually welcome you, in my confused/self-absorbed HPT haze. So, welcome to the group, and may your stay here be short! (My fingers are crossed for a (clear, definitive) BFP...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-10-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,272
Posted By fillefantome
Ugh. My two tests this morning (one when I woke...

Ugh. My two tests this morning (one when I woke up at 5am, and one around 8am when I was actually starting my day) were both either totally clear, or so faint that I never would've spent any time...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-09-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,272
Posted By fillefantome
It wasn't so much self-control as being sure that...

It wasn't so much self-control as being sure that if it was that faint with FMU, it wouldn't show at all if I tried again with more diluted urine. I did cave and test again when I got home from work,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-09-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,272
Posted By fillefantome
angeebaby, I've been thinking of you, and wishing...

angeebaby, I've been thinking of you, and wishing you peace and answers (and a baby!) Interesting about the idea that there's a link between being very fertile and having misscarriages. I hope the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-29-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,296
Posted By fillefantome
I'm officially in the TWW as of yesterday. Yes,...

I'm officially in the TWW as of yesterday. Yes, once again, my front desk coworker thinks my (apparently wealthy/profligate) friend who likes to bake has sent me perishable baked goods via overnight...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-21-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,296
Posted By fillefantome
angeebaby, you're now officially graduated! ...

angeebaby, you're now officially graduated!

:carrot :broc :carrot :broc :carrot :broc :carrot :broc :carrot :broc :carrot :broc

I'm hoping that your road will be smooth until you have a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-19-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,296
Posted By fillefantome
Bummer, easttowest! Me too. After a 17 day...

Bummer, easttowest!

Me too. After a 17 day LP--I didn't mean to jinx myself with that "lengthened LP is good" talk--my period started on Friday.

I talked with my best friend, who lives in...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   08-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By fillefantome
Name nerd dropping in to comment, even though I'm...

Name nerd dropping in to comment, even though I'm not part of your DDC. (Sorry!)

I would definitely not change the spelling of a "word name" (even a non-English one) to make it easier to...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,296
Posted By fillefantome
angeebaby! Whatever happens in the future (and my...

angeebaby! Whatever happens in the future (and my fingers, toes, wrists, and ankles are crossed for a very sticky baby), you are pregnant today!!!!!!
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-11-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,296
Posted By fillefantome
Oh, wow. I guess it's okay to let my frustration...

Oh, wow. I guess it's okay to let my frustration and negativity out into the world every once in a while, because it sent such positive things back. I went to my KD's wedding last month, and he had a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-11-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,296
Posted By fillefantome
dani2015, congrats on finally getting started! ...

dani2015, congrats on finally getting started!

I planned and researched for about six years before finally getting to a place where I could actually TTC. I'm now so over temping and charting and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,322
Posted By fillefantome
Thanks, pokeyac! Everyone, the new thread is...

Thanks, pokeyac!

Everyone, the new thread is here: http://www.mothering.com/forum/235-queer-parenting/1439954-queer-conceptions-august-2014-a.html#post17903018.

Come and join me!
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-08-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,296
Posted By fillefantome
Queer Conceptions - August 2014

:grouphug Welcome to the August 2014 Thread :grouphug

Let's make some Spring Babies! :dust

Please put your updates in BOLD.

GRADUATES: Please click here...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-08-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,322
Posted By fillefantome
pokeyac, I'd be willing to be threadkeeper on an...

pokeyac, I'd be willing to be threadkeeper on an August thread--though I'm fine with just sticking with this one, if others think that makes sense.
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-08-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,322
Posted By fillefantome
I'm here, if quiet (and would head over to an...

I'm here, if quiet (and would head over to an August thread), and in yet another TWW which I'm pretty sure will end (early next week) in the start of AF. Feeling like being pregnant is something my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By fillefantome
I teach OWL (Our Whole Lives), "age-appropriate...

I teach OWL (Our Whole Lives), "age-appropriate whole life sexuality education" designed by/for Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ congregations. (Note, it doesn't typically have...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-29-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By fillefantome
I'm a native American English speaker, and I...

I'm a native American English speaker, and I would just say "say 'hello.'" It would be grammatically correct to say something like "Say hello to this gentleman," but if you don't know the name, just...
Forum: Birth and Baby Supplies   07-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By fillefantome
Just sent you a PM, but I see you're new, so if...

Just sent you a PM, but I see you're new, so if you don't get my PM, let me know.
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,322
Posted By fillefantome
pokeyac, will you move me to Waiting to Know?...

pokeyac, will you move me to Waiting to Know? Timing of my insem was bad because of weekend shipping limitations, so likely I'll be back in Waiting to O within a week or so. My temp was a bit wonky...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-09-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By fillefantome
Hey, I haven't been very active on the TTC...

Hey, I haven't been very active on the TTC threads recently, but I'm currently TTC as a queer single mother by choice, and would love to have you join us on the July thread!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-29-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By fillefantome
I think there are valid reasons to choose to...

I think there are valid reasons to choose to induce/have a c-section before 40 weeks in twin pregnancies, but it has nothing to do with twins being "ready for delivery earlier." There may be a...
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