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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-07-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By stel
Gardendweller, Thank you so much.  I have been...

Gardendweller,
Thank you so much.  I have been doing some of your techniques and we have had some success.  There have still been a few nips though so far no blood.  Because of the nips, I still...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-03-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By stel
Hi, I'm adding on also seeking help.  My 12 mo...

Hi,
I'm adding on also seeking help.  My 12 mo old has been biting for a month. It started with teething but now her teeth have come through (though I suppose there are always more.) She...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-03-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
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Views: 229
Posted By stel
Just bumping this to see if any new idea are out...

Just bumping this to see if any new idea are out there. My  12 mo old is biting me regularly and I am scared to nurse b/c I don't know when the bite will come (she is unpredictable about when it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-03-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By stel
I am also going through this with my 12 mo old....

I am also going through this with my 12 mo old. I have loved nursing and now don't want to nurse b/c I get super tense not knowing when the next bite is coming.  I've delatched her, set her down,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-23-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,795
Posted By stel
We might have used a known donor if we'd had a...

We might have used a known donor if we'd had a very close friend who we trusted, who didn't have major addictions, and who we didn't mind potentially processing with over time. We didn't have that...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-05-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By stel
Also try putting something that smells like you...

Also try putting something that smells like you near the baby while feeding. And we even rubbed the bottle's nipples all over my body before the feeding and my son began to take the bottle!
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-31-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 24,465
Posted By stel
Hey- I'm a parenting queer mama but I mostly...

Hey- I'm a parenting queer mama but I mostly just read. I wanted to say that we tried everything to get my son to take a bottle and what finally worked was me being out of the house and my partner...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-10-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By stel
It depends on your insurance and possibly age....

It depends on your insurance and possibly age. Well known plans like Harvard Pilgrim and BCBS often cover infertility for queer parents after 12 documented inseminations. I'm not sure how they count...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-03-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By stel
I'm so sorry.

I'm so sorry.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-29-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By stel
Thanks all for responding. I will start calling...

Thanks all for responding. I will start calling you on Sunday. I'm sorry for the delayed response, I've been quite sick.  I look forward to connecting!
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-20-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By stel
Hi all, the great doula we used last time turned...

Hi all, the great doula we used last time turned us down due to due date. I am "high risk" so must deliver in very medicalized setting but desire as few interventions as possible. Looking for...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-20-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By stel
Anna thank you so much for the advice. I'm off...

Anna thank you so much for the advice. I'm off to call the (sigh) ISP. 
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-19-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By stel
Anna, Thank you for your help with this.  If I...

Anna,
Thank you for your help with this.  If I paste those numbers it does the same thing it does when I click on the link above or when I search myself and click a link, it seems to be loading and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-17-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By stel
I've tried from my phone and my computer several...

I've tried from my phone and my computer several times over several days.  I asked my friend to go on it today and she couldn't go on it either.  So maybe we have the same virus protection?  I've...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-17-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By stel
It won't load on my computer and it has been...

It won't load on my computer and it has been several days.  Is this only me or is the site down?  Does anyone know why?
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-02-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,912
Posted By stel
Like several others, we gave the child my last...

Like several others, we gave the child my last name as a second middle name and my partners last name as the last name. I am the bio mom and she is the nonbio mom and we both got to contribute...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-04-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 62,067
Posted By stel
Hi all, I'm chiming in on the donor ID release...

Hi all, I'm chiming in on the donor ID release issue. I, like you Angela, carried my son so I can't/don't speak from the nonbio mom perspective. However, it was interesting to me to read that ID...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-17-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By stel
I'm so sorry you are going through this.  I...

I'm so sorry you are going through this.  I second, third, etc. getting in contact with a lawyer and it MUST be a lawyer that has had experience with this before.  Go over all options with this...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-10-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,187
Posted By stel
Thanks Queermama for bringing this up and thank...

Thanks Queermama for bringing this up and thank you all for the responses.  So much of this is the same as what we are going through.  Our son is just over a year and, unfortunately, it is now even...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-10-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,019
Posted By stel
I wish you good luck with TTC.  Our child was...

I wish you good luck with TTC.  Our child was born in MA and both my wife and I are on the birth certificate as we are legally married and we used a donor from a bank. However, even in MA, the legal...
Forum: Diapering   10-27-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By stel
Hi Mama, My son is pretty sensitive too so I...

Hi Mama,
My son is pretty sensitive too so I do an extra hot cycle about once a month but also I alternate between PUL and wool/fleece and always use wool/fleece for naps and overnight and he is...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-25-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By stel
We used a donor from a bank and a lawyer. She...

We used a donor from a bank and a lawyer. She filed paperwork that waved the 6 mo waiting period and home study. (Probably you can do this without a lawyer, too....?) We started the paperwork before...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-04-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,915
Posted By stel
We chose not to find out for a lot of the...

We chose not to find out for a lot of the reasons that have been mentioned here. I wanted to hold at bay (to some extent) my own projections about my child's gender and I didn't want to deal with...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-26-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,626
Posted By stel
My partner and I discussed known and unknown for...

My partner and I discussed known and unknown for years. If we'd had a known donor that was the right fit we might have gone that route. We had a few people offer that were not the right fit either...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-31-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By stel
My partner and I used a willing to be known...

My partner and I used a willing to be known donor and have a picture. However, we tell anyone who asks that the information we have on the donor is our son's to know first and his to share if he...
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