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Jul. 7th, 2011

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pangea202

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First, I must say I am extremely excited about this community! A BIG thank you for setting it up! My name is Jessica (30) and my partner is Sarah (will be 30 in two days).  We got married in San Francisco back in 2004 but live in Seattle, WA.  We are both social workers - I currently work with cancer patients and my partner works with pregnant woman and families with kids in the NICU. After talking about wanting to start a family for years, we finally conceived on our second IUI attempt in November. To our surprise, we found out a few months later that we are having twins! I will be 36 weeks tomorrow so we are expecting them any day now!!

I look forward to hearing about everyone's experiences and discussing the unique aspects of being a 2 mommy household!

myiris

Book Recommendation.

As a non-biological mother-to-be, I've found that my role seems to be somewhat unique in most parenting communities. There are plenty of books and groups for birth mommies and daddies but being neither, I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb so to speak.

I wanted to share, in case anyone else was having that feeling of a tough time fitting in or processing emotions as a non-bio parent, that I've been reading [for the second time] She Looks Just Like You: Memoirs of Non-biological Lesbian Motherhood by Amie Klempnauer Miller. It's really spot-on and a fun read. I've yet to find another book in the same genre that really speaks to me as a soon-to-be parent. I highly recommend it, not just to non-bio moms but for birth mommies alike, to gain perspective on their partners' journey through the pregnancy. It's such a sweet story, and oddly enough, the women in the book could BE my wife and I based on their dynamic and personalities lol [are we REALLY that stereotypical? :P ]

Anyway, just throwing that out there.

Anyone else have any reading suggestions? Since we're so early in the pregnancy, I've found there's little else I can do besides read, so I'm trying to soak up as much information right now as I can.
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Jul. 6th, 2011

jude jen sox hats

judecorp

Intro

Hello, friends!

I'm Jude (35), married to Jen (36). We'll have been together 10 years this year and just celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary (go MA) in May. We have two children - Punk who just turned 4 and Tukey who is 7 months old. I carried both of them using anonymous donor sperm. I have PCOS and had both using injectible FSH and IUI. Tukey was a one shot deal. Punk, not so much. (Not their real names, obv.)

We live in Western MA with two cats. I'm a social work therapist during the school year and Jen teaches digital media at a career center school. Good times.

Holla!
Spiral rainbow

dreamsrundeep

Introductory Post


Hello and Welcome!

 

This community was started to create an active lesbian family community on LiveJournal. 

 

The intent is to network, make friends, support each other as we (and our little ones!) grow.

 

Posting will not moderated unless it becomes necessary.

 

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