Welcome! Here you will find alot of laughs, possibly some tears and lots of stories about the trials and tribulations of being a same sex couple trying to make a baby. From conception to insemination, to peeing on sticks and picking up baby daddy baby batter, I am going to share the nitty gritty on all things lesbian, all things baby and all things Semenette(R), my invention that miraculously became a reality. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoyed living them.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Could it be?!
This is our actual positive pregnancy stick.
forget the morning when my wife told me she was pregnant. It was what I thought would be a typical
day. My wife was out of bed before me
getting ready for work and I was still sound asleep. I usually hear her getting ready but for some
reason on this morning, I was passed out.
This was only until I heard our bathroom door open and my wife said,
“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’s 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. Could it be?! After many months of trying to regulate her
hormones, picking up sperm from our baby daddy, 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. She burst out, “We are pregnant!!” It was 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!
We both took
a breath and decided we should call our moms first since they had to hear about
every try that wasn’t successful thus far.
It was about time we were able to give the new grandmas to be the good
news. We called my wife’s mom first
since her mom had basically been asking us for grandkids since the day we got
married. It was very early in the
morning so we knew she would be suspicious of our call but it was so worth
it. We had her on speaker phone and when
she answered she was nervous and wondering why we were calling so early and my
wife said we had something to tell her and that was all it took. She knew.
She said, “OMG you’re pregnant?!”
We all shared an overjoyed moment together. We called my mom next who was also eager to
have her first grandchild. My mom is
very intuitive and since I work with her on a daily basis, she knows something
is weird when I call her that early in the morning. And as I guessed, we called her and said we
had something to tell her and she said, “I knew it! I knew it was going to work!” It was the best 10 minutes in my life in a
long time and on this long journey.
After sharing the news with our parents and siblings, we had to get our
shit together because we both still had to go to work that day! I literally could not contain my excitement
and just wanted to hug and hold on to my wife as tight as possible. We were really going to have a baby!
In this day
and age, anytime there is big news we all typically take to our social media, mainly
Facebook, to share news like this with everyone. As tempting as it was (and boy was it
tempting as hell), we obviously did not want to share the news publicly until
we knew the pregnancy was confirmed by our doctor and of course, there was the
ever dreaded 3 month waiting period of time that you have to wait until it’s
statistically “safe” to tell everyone your with child. It’s as if they don’t make you wait long
enough with this whole process, then you finally have success and you have to
wait more. This doesn’t even include all
of the different waiting you will do throughout the pregnancy. Shoot, you have to wait close to 10 months to
meet the baby let alone everything before that!
We made a pact despite how hard it would be not to tell everyone, we
would wait. We certainly didn’t want to
jinx anything. The next challenge for us
would be figuring out how to explain why my wife wouldn’t be drinking when we
were out with our friends (my wife is irish and loves her red wine so it would
look VERY weird if she didn’t have a drink for no explainable reason). We would encounter this several times over
the next 3 months and it was VERY difficult not spilling the beans to some of
our close friends, some of which we had to tell because they were so suspicious
and wouldn’t let it go. After we got
confirmation from the blood test, we knew this was really happening and it was
time to start navigating through the first trimester! Here we come tiredness and weird smell