Thursday, April 8, 2010

baby on the way...

i know i haven't blogged in a long while...i've been working in production, which is a lot of hours and haven't had a chance to sit down. i'm still working, but i've been missing the blogs!

so...we also have some news...we're pregnant! i'm currently 18 weeks along, so officially out of the first trimester. the baby is due in september on my birthday! we don't know sex yet, we've had one ultrasound and we're due for another in two weeks.

patty's brother is the donor, so the baby will be as genetically close to me & patty as possible. my bible was the taking charge of your fertility book...i also went to acupuncture for about nine months before we started trying. i swear that helped, as it totally regulated my crazy irregular cycle, and we got pregnant on our second try! the other book we consulted a lot was the essential guide to lesbian conception, pregnancy and birth. we also have friends who pioneered the "brother of partner as donor" route...so that was incredibly helpful.

please feel free to ask me the nitty gritty questions about the process, i'm happy to answer, especially if you are considering trying this route...it was actually pretty basic: a jar, a syringe {without the needle}, and lots of pineapple eating were involved...

i'll give you another update after the ultrasound...

{photo credit here.}

15 comments:

jamie said...

so excited for you guys! thanks for sharing the details. i will be reading with complete attention. funny, my best friend is using the same book (i think) *not* to get pregnant. lots of love to your family!

Amber said...

Oh my! How thrilling, congrats!

east side bride said...

Amanda said...

Hooray! Hooray!

xoxo

comfies said...

EXCITING!!! more pics of pregnant you?

Peacock Feathers and Diamond Rings said...

Congratulations. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

Trinity said...

Wow!! I'm so excited for you! Congrats

Meg said...

So excited!!! I saw your comment on Lovely Morning and flipped and told Jamie over margaritas. Blogger baby shower party? This summer? Seriously... we need a redux anyway!

xoxoxo

Rachel said...

Yay! Huge congratulations. So exciting.

Wifey Wiferson said...

Wow, congratulations! What excellent news!

Emily said...

congrats!!

Mrs. Basement said...

congratulations!

Sara E. Cotner said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Can't wait to hear more...

lovelymorning said...

congratulations!!! My baby was due on my birthday too! He was 4 days late.

You are in for the most unbelievable experience. And all the cliches are true. You actually start thinking in baby cliches. It's tres weird.

We just hit the eight week mark and as everyone says, it's goes by very fast!

xx

lovelymorning said...

ooh forgot one thing, if you still need doula recs?

We really loved ours. I'd be so happy to share her info.

xx