Monday, March 10, 2014

Welcome!

I’ll never forget the morning when my wife told me she was pregnant. When I went to sleep that night before, I assumed the morning would be business as usual.  I often hear my wife's alarm go off and her getting ready for work and I'm somewhat alert but on this particular morning, I was still sound asleep.  This was only until I heard our bathroom door open and Kiersten said with excitement, “Steph, look!”  In a daze of being abruptly woken up, I slowly opened my eyes to see a white stick with purple cap being handed to me.  As I continued to try and focus on what was being handed to me, I see the word “pregnant”.  I paused, looked at her, and in disbelief, I rubbed my eyes thinking I was not seeing things correctly or this was some sort of dream.  I looked again, closer this time, and it still said “pregnant”.  Holy shit.  It worked.  

After many months of trying to regulate her hormones, picking up sperm from our baby daddy (which I can only compare to a very awkward drug deal), inseminating in the most bizarre of places, and then finally being able to use the Semenette® to try and get pregnant, and then, it freaking worked.  I was in total dismay and shock.  Kiersten burst out, “We are pregnant!!”  It was words I had longed to hear and was instantly an overwhelming feeling of emotions that flooded me.  It was happiness, relief, and freaking the fuck out.  We hugged for a brief moment and then the wheels started turning.  What do we do??  Do we call our moms?  Do we call the doctor?  So many thoughts and things all happening all at once and I’m still in my damn pajamas.  I was NOT prepared for this but god damn, I am excited! 


My baby girl at 7 months, via 3D ultrasound

As I sit here and write this to you all, I am joined by my wife and my brand new daughter, Isabella Rose.  I can't begin to put into words what this feels like.  All I know is that it's fucking awesome and everything we went through to get to this very moment seems like a distant thought.  

This is just a glimpse of the kinds of stories my blog will contain.  I wanted use my first post to share with you all this most incredible moment of my life thus far.  It was a long road in getting to this moment in more ways than one, and I am beyond excited to share with you the stories of just how we got here and all things in between.

At long last, here she is!!

1 comment:

  1. This is amazing!!! Just amazing. Everything you are doing for the lesbian community to help create families....it's all just great. I'm so happy for you and Kiersten and hope you both have all the happiness that comes from being parents. Xoxoxox!

    Rene Zopatti

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