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Religion Anyone?

So last weekend K took me and the dogs on a fun filled adventure up to Whidbey Island where we walked on the beach, took in a play, had an amazing dinner, enjoyed some wine tasting, and simply enjoyed spending time with each other. During that trip we had a couple of discussions on raising children and for the most part I think we agree on pretty much everything.

However, I wonder what has been some of the more difficult decisions you as readers have had to make in regards to raising your children? I think for us it is the type of religious upbringing we want our children to have. L was born and raised Catholic, and is well aware of the Catholic churches stance on homosexuality, yet still holds out hope that things will change. K had a different religious upbringing which included attending college at a Mennonite school in which homosexuality was strictly forbidden.

I realize that this is a deeper topic that needs more attention than a simple blog, but I was curious if anyone else had these same issues?

Oh and don’t worry, I’ll be posting some cute pics of the “kids” once I get the pics on the computer!

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Posted by on October 22, 2011 in Religion

 

Random Events

Random Event #1

So last night as I (L) was watching the MNF game drinking a beer I jokingly say something along the lines of,

(L):”Who knows, maybe next year at this time I won’t be able to do this!”

(K)”I know. Hopefully you’ll be as big as a house!”

(L)”Um that would mean I’d need to get pregnant by FEBRUARY!!!”

So the breakdown for me was the fact that in order for me to get pregnant by February we would have to find a donor bank, find a donor, make sure my cycle is being tracked, find a doctor, and the list goes on. Not to mention it would have to take the first time! When I stop to think about it there is so much to do before we even begin and if we really want to start at the first of the year then we really need to get going. Don’t get me wrong, I really want a baby and to get pregnant, but thinking that next football season I could potentially be pregnant really put it in a different perspective! (Oh and let’s not forget we want a “honeymoon” our “one last hoorah” before we begin trying!)

Random Event #2

Tonight we went to spin class. As some of you may know we were in Cabo a couple of weeks ago for our nuptials. Before that I was a total gym rat. But since Cabo I have not been to the gym once. Well sure enough tonight’s spin instructor was the spin instructor from hell (see pic below).

I am really hoping that this devil lady has not ruined any chance of me ever having a baby. However, she may in fact just have been trying to condition my body for the future pain childbirth will bring. Regardless I hate this devil woman, but I keep going back for more.

Anyway, I realize this was kind of a lame post but I’m trying to get into a rhythm of posting blogs on a somewhat regular basis. Now if only K would get to posting hint hint .  .  .

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Random

 

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Well, here we are

So this is the first time we have ever blogged, so please be patient as we begin this journey!

I (let’s go with L for the moment) am a 33 (very soon to be 34) year old lesbian. I recently married my best friend and partner in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. It was the most fantastic journey ever. We were surrounded by our closest friends and family, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! My partner (we’ll go w/ K because I am very unoriginal!) is a 27-year-old lesbian (surprise surprise!). We are currently raising 2 very furry, four-legged children and felt that it was time to move on to the 2 legged variety! K is on board for the blogging, but I have a feeling I will be the main blogger in this family!

Our very good friends told us all about the blogging world and the information they received from reading others posts. I began ready and trying to learn as much as I can about the TTC community and process and realized that we may be WAY over our heads! I figured there has to be other like us out there, so why not go at this together. I hope you stick with us as we begin not only the journey of motherhood, but the journey of blogging as well!

Now to get down to business:

I (L) will be the one to carry first followed by K. Our plan so far is to find a sperm bank, find our donor, and inseminate. After reading others journey’s I’ve realized we may need a little more planning! But we we’ve been married less than a month, and while we loved the vacation with our friends and family we decided we needed one more with just the two of us prior to children. This should give us at least 6 months before we really start begin TTC. For the time being I will begin charting my cycle (I’m using http://www.fertilityfriend.com/ for those interested), finding a doctor, researching sperm banks, and of course saving as much money as we can. I find it personally outrageous that our insurance company will provide benefits for birth control, abortion, vasectomy’s, etc. yet won’t help those who actually want to conceive a child. (Sorry, I’ll get off of my soapbox now!)

Well that’s it for now. I’m sure as we continue I’ll be able to add more, and hopefully become a better blogger. Until then, thanks for sticking it out with us!

L&K

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2011 in TTC

 

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