We had no idea what was about to happen. I mean, we did, but also, we didn’t. Somehow we missed the whole part about relaxing. Relax and have fun is what we read all over the place. But those words were dead on the side of the road for us. We were so excited and weContinue reading “The Value of Sin”
This process of taking on pregnancy as a butch lesbian has been full of so many emotions so far… I think its best if I start from the beginning. For many of us coming out in the queer community means sacrifice, such as personal desire, family acceptance and community. This experience made me feel likeContinue reading “Is There Womb Here?”
by Jimmy This weekend continued the destination insemination theme of Tara’s first ovulation cycle. We traveled to Spokane as a group to meet up and get a tour around Tara’s hometown, where by some strange cosmic coincidence Moses has some exciting opportunities for his career. These destination inseminations are exhausting. There are timing with cycles,Continue reading “Joy and Mettle”
When we’d met with our doctor, the week prior, she’d suggested introducing Jimmy’s DNA, so that when a pregnancy did occur, Tara’s body would haven’t have an immune response. We learned that this can happen when sperm daddies aren’t sexual partners. So, previously on Friday, we introduced Jimmy’s sperm vaginally, but on Sunday that wasn’tContinue reading “I gagged twice… and then got there.”
“See you in 11 hours. Breed you in 12” were Jimmy’s words in anticipation of our first insemination/DNA introduction on Friday. We picked up Jimmy from the airport late that night and when we got home we took a few minutes to settle into the evening together. Finally Jimmy said, “Okay, what receptacle would youContinue reading “See you in 11 hours. Breed you in 12.”
Helpful tidbits of information we received from the doctor about starting the insemination process.
It all began with a lot of love for each other, love for our current family and a bit of chaos as Tara was sorting through emotions around deciding whether or not to carry a child. One night, in November (and after many conversations about pregnancy), Tara told me she’d been thinking more and moreContinue reading “It all began with…”