About

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I’m S, 33.3% of our queer little family – I’ve got an awesome wife (D), and a pretty fantastic baby, J, who was born in August 2015. I’m a serious introvert, and a bit of a geek of the sci-fi loving, dictionary-reading sort. I like to read, write, sew, knit, spin, weave, cook, and preserve – a friend said I’d be handy during an apocalypse, and that is probably true. I have several autoimmune health problems and chronic pain, and so despite wanting to carry our child we decided that we’d try to knock D up instead (it worked, first try). Oh, we have a 14 year old tuxedo cat (who was a feral kitten, once upon a time), who is so far doing an excellent job of not eating the baby.

Baby J arrived at the end of August 2015. We’re so happy to be a three-person, one cat family, and even in the midst of serious sleep deprivation, I can honestly say that J is the best thing ever.

So here we go! I’ve enjoyed reading about everyone’s journeys to parenthood and beyond, and I thought I’d join the blogosphere 🙂

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11 thoughts on “About

  1. Wow you got really lucky! From the meeting each other <3, to the KD saying yes to being One Hit Wonders!! Hope all goes really well for you. Thanks for following my blog – I mainly use the Reader on my phone and hadn't seen your blog till tonight, but am following now.

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    • Just noticed your comments now – I didn’t even know I had to approve comments! I think I need to do some research on how to use wordpress.

      I have loved reading your blog, and your photography is beautiful! Thanks for putting your story out there. I feel so lucky to have benefited from reading all of these amazing blogs by people from around the world. I hope to some day get a better handle on wordpress and make my blog a bit better looking 🙂

      We were really lucky with our donor saying yes and with conceiving – so lucky that in the beginning it was kind of hard trusting that it was real and sticking. Our donor was pretty shocked that it worked the first time as well. But so far things are going really well, and the baby is starting to do a bit of wiggling around!

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  2. A new visitor, saw your comment on Autostraddle- I’m due August 25th with our rainbow (baby born after an infant loss) so looking forward to hearing your milestones, as they match with mine. My current baby also has an echogenic intracardiac focus, so we have that in common, too. (I would have put an exclamation point – yay, things in common – but not really a happy commonality, that last one, right?).

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    • Hi there,

      Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂

      Congrats on your rainbow baby! That is pretty neat that our dates match up so closely – our baby is due on August 26th. Yeah, echogenic foci isn’t the greatest thing to have in common, but it is pretty fluke-y that we share both that and such a close due date.

      I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your first baby, I can’t even imagine how hard that must be. I hope that karma means you get an easy time of it this time.

      Sarah

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  3. Congratulations. Also got here from Autostraddle. We are due on July 26th and also went through the higher-risk-of Downs scenario. I feel for you all and look forward to hearing more about your journey.

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    • Welcome 🙂 Thanks for checking out my blog. It is really exciting to meet others who are expecting around the same time – we don’t live in a big city, and don’t really know any other queers who are expecting!

      I’ll be keeping an eye on your tumblr to follow your journey. It is helpful to hear that so many others have gone through the whole ‘high risk’ Downs syndrome shenanigans; it kind of came out of nowhere and really shocked us at first.

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