The road less traveled…

My partner and I were attempting to become pregnant. For many reasons – including my sanity – we have put that on the back burner for now and are just working on walking down the road less traveled. We've been through Katrina – moved to Colorado – and our next adventure is headed to California.

Update on my Dilemma January 25, 2011

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I’m going to go. I’ve asked one of my really good friends to come with me for moral support (BTW, doesn’t matter how good of a friend you are with someone, that is an AWKWARD conversation :)).

I have to call at 10 AM and the appointment is 10:40 AM. I’m so nervous! I’m the type that’s nervous about anything going on in that area, so this is going to be interesting. Lori is sad that she can’t come, but says that it’s just our luck that it will work the time she isn’t there – so sounds like a good plan to me!

Isa, I’d do it in the hospital with no qualms, but this one is doctor assisted so I have to go to the office. Probably TMI, but I’m ready to jump her bones in the hospital bed already 🙂

 

ugh!! December 16, 2010

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Does anyone else get extremely annoyed when searching for new blogs and finding out that the blog just stops, in the middle of a cycle, 2ww, anything and leaves you hanging to know what happened? It drives me INSANE not knowing what happened. I’m the type to sit down and read a blog in its entirety when I find them, and to have it drop off is like reading a book and getting to the good part and finding out that the last 10 chapters have been removed!

I’d really love reading all of your blogs – and I’m working on adding some more – but I’d like to find ones that are close to the same chapter of this journey as we are. I have a couple, but I NEED MORE!!! 🙂 This whole blogging thing has become a huge addiction!

Anyway, I’m sitting here at work today and I get the feeling that AF is right around the corner. According to my chart, it should be on Sunday. I’m hoping that we can get everything done to inseminate at the end of the month. I’m going to be so disappointed if we get held off by this work trip to Florida.

 

Renewed Faith! August 16, 2010

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It’s been a busy weekend!!  We had Jenn’s wedding/reception and ended up out at the Stampede where I got sloshed (won’t be doing that much longer 🙂 ).  All in all it was a great time with really great friends.  How did I get so lucky?

Sunday we went over to Karla’s house for dinner.  She had her first baby 3 years ago via IUI (intrauterine insemination) and is pregnant with her 2nd.  We told her about our doctor’s appointment and she was just as appalled as we were (thank God we weren’t over-reacting).  She recommended her doctor (she’s overweight and up in age) for us to see.  I think we’re going to attempt to do it at home still first, but if that doesn’t work after 3 tries we’ll look into seeing her doc.

According to my tracker in my phone, I should be ovulating today.  Looks like next month will be the first attempt!

 

The rest of the story… August 13, 2010

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I met Lori in the Summer of 2004.  We worked together in New Orleans and hung out at the same bar.  I was semi-closeted and she was newly out.  We became buddies fast – she was in a relationship and I was in something (whatever you want to call it) with someone at the time.

Eventually she and her girlfriend broke it off and I finally figured out that just because I was in a long distance relationship didn’t mean that I wasn’t lesbian.  Inaccessible relationships are safer than real ones when you are semi-closeted. We went out one night and she came home with me (was my Designated Driver).  She was supposed to be a one night stand, but as you can see she just hasn’t left (nor would I ever want her to!!).

Our one year anniversary brought much happiness and much anxiety.  We went to Biloxi to celebrate and she asked me to marry her.  A wondrous occasion was slammed 1 week later when Katrina came through and tore our world apart.  We stayed in a camper with my family until December of 2005 when we moved up to Colorado.  Life has pretty much been a dream since then (with a few bumps of course).

Throughout our relationship we have discussed having children (correction – a child).  For a time Lori was against it because she felt her age made it very difficult to have a child.  She didn’t want to have a child graduating high school when she was in her 60s.  Recently it has come up again and she’s all for it.  We’ve been discussing it for a few months, but my little cousin coming down with her baby pretty much sealed the deal.  I made an appointment with the doctor as soon as she was headed back home to LA.

I left work early to go to my doctor’s appointment – full of excitement.  Lori and I are sitting in the waiting room when another lesbian couple comes by to visit the nurses with their perfect little baby boy.  Our excitement grew as we walked back to the consultation room.  The doctor came in, however, and pretty much crushed my hope.  She went over my medical history and then lectured me for 45 minutes about my weight.  If you didn’t notice by the picture above, I’m quite a bit overweight.  She first suggested that I have Gastric Bypass Surgery and than when I told her that we were looking to do this fairly quickly that I look into Adoption. Obviously she’ doesn’t know anything about adoption an the time it takes to do that if she is suggesting that I use adoption to get a child quickly.  After we got through that, she goes into what she wants to do for me.  First is an ultrasound to check for blockages to my Fallopian Tubes.  Then Clomid shots each month and an ultrasound each month to see the eggs + the cost of sperm and insemination (Basically around $1500.00).  Still there’s only a 10% chance of conceiving. Now, we aren’t poor by any means, but we certainly don’t have $1500.00 a month to throw around. My question is, WHY are we immediately jumping to all of the assistance in this.  My infertility issue is that I DON’T HAVE SPERM?? Really, all I need you to do is put itup in there to begin with. IF there’s an issue after that, THEN we can get more aggressive.

Anyway – we’ve now decided we’re just going to do this at home.  There are plenty of home insemination kits and sperm banks out there.  I also found a really cool site called Fertility Friend that will help me to track my ovulation.

So – after all that – Let the Journey Begin!!

 

 
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